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Old 01-01-2015, 01:26 PM   #11
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I have no problem pulling with my 6.2. I've traveled from Michigan to Florida plus many other extended trips in the mid-west. Maybe traversing over the Rockies would present issues, but for now I'm very satisfied. We're leaving for Florida in about 3 weeks and can't wait.


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Old 01-01-2015, 08:16 PM   #12
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Good to hear about others towing 5th wheels with the 6.2 gas. I believe we have a safe and secure setup also with the Sabre silhouette. I think they call the silhouette line a lite trailer. But, dry weight came on door is 9198, gvwr is 11769. I did some calculating and my truck weighed in at 10189 loaded and using 20% pin weight. Trailer came in at 10149. This gave me a estimated Combined weight of 20338 lbs. The truck is a true reading and trailer is estimated. I plan on taking all and everything to camp to the cat scales in the spring. Even though my Ford brochure says I can tow a 15,000 lb 5th wheel. I think if my truck weighs in at 10189, then the 5th wheel cannot be anymore than 11811. And this would max out the readings. According to the brochure my combined reading is 22,000 truck and trailer. I myself want a buffer on the weight issue. This is why I looked for a 5th wheel that had a gvwr under 12,000. Just thinking on the caution side for safe and secure travels.
On the lighter side is there anyone else towing a sabre 5th wheel and how do you like it?. Thanks and happy reading.

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Old 01-07-2015, 01:04 PM   #13
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Towing Sanibel3251 with gas engine ?

Hello is anyone out there currently towing a Sanibel 5R.(3251), with a gas engine P/U ? I currently own a 2004 Ford F250 6.0 diesel- am thinking of getting a new truck , and going to gas. I've been repairing diesel trucks for many years, do not like the emissions systems I currently see on the new trucks, as well as my own, and the problems associated with them. I don't tow mountains, mostly East Coast and only a couple of times a year.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:53 AM   #14
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If your towing 10-12k that's a perfect load for a HD gas truck right in the max/sweet spot especially with 4.30 gears. If your pulling a 14-15k fiver than it would be time to consider a diesel.

A lot of the diesel guys give generic diesel is better responses without addressing the cost of ownership and hassle of owning a modern diesel.
I bought a new 2500hd in 05' and have done nothing but drive it, aside from changing oil, belts, and hoses.

When I bought my 06' dually used I could have gone diesel but I felt the gas truck was a safer bet, rather than buy the diesel only to find it needs a $5,000 injector pump or find out the Allison trans was abused and needs to be replaced. That would be downright scarey
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Old 01-10-2015, 08:07 AM   #15
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What? Pulling a 5er with a gasser? How did you ever make it over a hill?

Sounds like a good set up.

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Old 01-10-2015, 10:07 AM   #16
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As long as you are in the GCWR you will be fine....don t forget to take that 20% pin weight off the trailer to figure the combined weight.....then check your tire weight.
I try and not exceed 85% of max allowable tire weight.....on ST tires...Vehicles tires can stand more 11000 -2200=wt the four tires support...keep speed under 60 mph and individual trailer tire weight under 1900 @ max cold tire pressure .....and you should be problem free....


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