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Old 04-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #1
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2010 Ford F350 Harley Davidson Edition

Anyone have/like/dislike? We just signed for a Columbus 385BH - should be good for towing, right?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:24 PM   #2
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What motor? Gear ratio? cab/box does it have?
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:44 PM   #3
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I don't know anything about trucks, so I may not be answering correctly, but here's what I know...its a V6.4 Super Duty Diesel super Crew cab with a long bed. If that helps!
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:53 PM   #4
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That's a solid towing platform altho you're clearly in dually territory with an almost 16k GVWR. That's one big azz trailer at 41 ft and 5 slides. Double check your pin weight 'cause it's gonna be close to 3200lbs. Then factor in truck payload including misc stuff in the truck bed on long trips. Congrats and good luck.
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:06 PM   #5
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I know its huge!!! I was just thinking, I hope we are able to get into campgrounds given the size. Thanks!
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Old 04-08-2013, 10:15 PM   #6
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Redsox- coming from a computer guy who *only* knows how to put fuel into my truck and and who has a similar (but slightly lighter camper)- I urge you to learn about towing numbers, payload capacities and axle weights.

I was surprised to find that my beast of a tow machine was pretty close to its limits when I scaled this week:
Hit the scales - Ram 3500 DRW + Sabre 36QBOK

There's still a good bit of room to go and Dodge's aren't known for their higher towing capacities but I also didn't have full propane and it was our first trip of the season (read: we didn't accumulate crap over the spring, summer and fall).

Is your truck a dually? Do you have any idea how much payload capacity you have (usually on a sticker on the doorjamb)? Do you know how much your truck, you and the fam and the stuff you carry along weigh?

It'll be worthwhile. Your truck *should* be good- but it's worth checking out, even before you get the job.
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I know its huge!!! I was just thinking, I hope we are able to get into campgrounds given the size. Thanks!
At 42' - there are definite limitations. With commercial RV parks- I've only found a couple of parks that had length limits that were shorter than us. There are public (state and federal) campgrounds that we can't get into. In fact, my favorite state park in PA, I'm afraid of trying to get into - though, I talked to a guy that is 7" shorter than us.

The other side of the coin- you're limited in the spots in a park that you'll fit. You don't get all of the desirable spots.

But, it's an awesome living space. It's been well worth the trade off!
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Big Camper = Need Big Truck, and that thing is HUGE!! Learn from us, started in an F250 SRW, now in an F350 DRW (dually).
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