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Old 10-04-2015, 06:30 PM   #121
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Lots of people on here tow Flagstaff/Rockwood UltraLite 5th wheels with the Ford F150 ecoboost and stay under max tow weights. You certainly don't need a one ton truck to pull a 5er.

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Old 10-10-2015, 01:37 PM   #122
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the new jacked up alum F150's with heavy tow are just about as spendy as an F250 with the 6.7...
I did a ton of research on the 2015 F150 EB HDs & found that they are only special order, there is an indefinite wait on HD frames, and they are extremely pricey. In fact, a local dealer didn't think I would be able to order an EB w/HD upgrade unless I ordered it with the extremely pricey "Platinum" package. Whatever... I walked out...

For LESS money, I could get a new Ram 2500/3500 w/Cummins TD (with a few less creature comforts) & drive-away same-day... Around here I can find a 2500 w/Cummins for about $10K off list...

Ram replaced my 5.7 Hemi under warranty, so I am keeping my 2500 until the replacement engine warranty expires in 3 years... Pretty nifty... The replacement engine has a new 100K/3 Year warranty.
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:51 PM   #123
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I think a ringed engine is like the small Japanese motor bikes. You know like when you open and close the throttle they go "RRRiiinggg Ding Ding Ding".
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Old 10-10-2015, 01:56 PM   #124
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You certainly don't need a one ton truck to pull a 5er.


..... To pull A CERTAIN FEW 5er's...


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Old 10-19-2015, 08:43 PM   #125
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I'm looking at a 2014 8528ikws diamond. I want to pull it with my f150 4x4 supercrew 5.4 v8 w 3.55. Any thoughts?
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Old 10-19-2015, 08:55 PM   #126
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I'm looking at a 2014 8528ikws diamond. I want to pull it with my f150 4x4 supercrew 5.4 v8 w 3.55. Any thoughts?
need to look up towing specs on your truck. What year is your truck? I'll attach a link for you.
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Old 10-19-2015, 09:35 PM   #127
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I'm looking at a 2014 8528ikws diamond. I want to pull it with my f150 4x4 supercrew 5.4 v8 w 3.55. Any thoughts?

You're under powered and will be over loaded with that 5th wheel. Also the CCC on it it is really, really low. 992lbs. You won't even be able to get all your camping stuff in it. I don't understand why mfg's make trailers with such low CCC.
The dry pin on the 8528 is 1337lbs. Your F150 with the 3.55 gears won't have the Max Tow package because that requires the 3.73 gears. That would give you 1700-1800+ for payload. With the 3.55 gears you probably are around 14-1500lbs for payload. You'll be over that with just the dry pin and a 5th hitch in the truck. Then you gotta add passengers. I towed a 7300lb TT with a 2010 F150 with 3.73 gears and it was just ok. I would hate to do it 3.55 gears. On the flats maybe.
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