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Old 04-09-2016, 07:11 PM   #11
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5th wheel only pictures pulled with 1/2 Ton:

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1. Please post pictures of your 5th wheel only being pulled with a 1/2 ton truck. Attached

2. Tell us what you like and don't like about it. Truck is used as a daily driver, rides nice and gets better gas mileage... Don't like? Can't think of anything

3. Tell us whether you have ever driven in mountains or not and how it handled. Not yet...Just picked it up this week (BamaBob's former baby ; )

4. Tell us how it handles on flat roads. Great! Don't know it's back there

6. Tell us if you would trade for a larger TV if you could. Nope! Ordered specifically for this RV, and we got exactly what we wanted.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:37 PM   #12
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1. Done
2. Daily driver...really no complaints besides an odd shift time to time.
3. No grades yet only picked it up at the end of January. However trip planned to TN and YS this year so it will have work.
4. Tows great...of course it's back there 😀
5. Yes next truck will be bigger but only because of payload.
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Old 04-09-2016, 08:56 PM   #13
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Interesting thread. For those posting about their 1/2 ton, if you don't have the TV's specs in your signature please post that info, too, especially your GVWR. Not all 1/2 tons are built equal.
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Old 04-09-2016, 10:15 PM   #14
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Lots of pictures of what you are looking for on this forum and others. I for one am pulling my 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton Tundra. Been to the Rockies several times and the Cascades twice. My setup does good, so far no white knuckle driving. When it comes time to change trucks I may go to a 3/4 or 1 ton only if we decide on a larger 5th wheel. We plan on keeping our current 5th wheel if all goes well with it, that being the case another Tundra would be in order. The Tundra is a great daily driver and tow vehicle.
You are a brave man PhoneDude8289!
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Old 04-10-2016, 11:17 AM   #15
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...cant figure out how to edit my previous post : / truck stats below;


2016 Ford F-150 XLT 4X4 SuperCab, 3.5L V6 Ecoboost,
163.7" Wheelbase 3.73 Axle
Max. towing package; 11400
HD payload package; 2710
GCWR 17100
GVWR 7850
FGAWR 3750
RGAWR 4800
CCC 2642


p.s., yes you're right, you can tell it's back there, can't see a darn thing in the rear view mirror ; )
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:05 PM   #16
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HD Payload Package; 2710 - that is straight from the website and we all know that is a stripped truck without even air conditioning. What does the Yellow Sticker say on your trucks door jam for payload?
The web page showed mine at 4150 but my yellow tag is 3744 and I have a Lariat F350.
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Don't know or care what the specs are on my 05 Silverado, 5.3L with 3.23 rear end. Have pulled from FL to Nova Scotia and from NC to Goshen-IL-IA-MO-AR and back thru just about all the mountains east of the Mississippi. Use the truck lane going up the mountains and pass a few, get passed and don't care.
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:24 PM   #18
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The yellow sticker is what I listed as CCC 2642
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Old 04-10-2016, 10:37 PM   #19
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So here's the deal:

1. Please post pictures of your 5th wheel only being pulled with a 1/2 ton truck. Never took a pic of it towing my 5th wheel, sorry.

2. Tell us what you like and don't like about it. I liked the fact that my 1/2 ton Ecoboost engine had the power to pull the 7300 lbs (dry) fiver. I didn't like the fact that the pin weight left very little cargo carrying capacity remaining.

3. Tell us whether you have ever driven in mountains or not and how it handled. It handled ok and adding a roadmaster active suspension greatly improved handling and eliminated squat. Going down steep and long Colorado mountain passes required snub braking and very deliberate speed management. My Ecoboost's engine braking was worse than expected.

4. Tell us how it handles on flat roads. Very well and never had a problem with sway.

6. Tell us if you would trade for a larger TV if you could. I traded my F150 for an F350 about a month ago and the difference is incredible. The F350 doesn't even know there is a fifth wheel back there. Fuel economy is better towing and unloaded than my F150 EB (3.73 axle, max tow package, Platinum options, 6.5' bed). The F350's extra mass, stronger suspension, and doubled cargo carrying capacity allows me to tow with much more ease than the F150. Less "tail wagging the dog" with the f350 versus the f150.
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6. Tell us if you would trade for a larger TV if you could. I traded my F150 for an F350 about a month ago and the difference is incredible. The F350 doesn't even know there is a fifth wheel back there. Fuel economy is better towing and unloaded than my F150 EB (3.73 axle, max tow package, Platinum options, 6.5' bed). The F350's extra mass, stronger suspension, and doubled cargo carrying capacity allows me to tow with much more ease than the F150. Less "tail wagging the dog" with the f350 versus the f150.


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