Originally Posted by Static54
I'm looking at purchasing a new fifth wheel and may be making a bit of a trip to pick it up. I have a new f350 diesel 4 door short bed and haven't towed a fifth wheel with it before and was wondering if the truck handles the weight just fine. I just don't want to be 500 miles away and hook up to find out my truck squats like crazy (Which I don't anticipate).
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We have a 2013 F350 King Ranch diesel and pull a 3150rl Montana and have to check to see if it's behind us, seriously. We have the factory installed camper package and a Reese hitch. No problems whatsoever. Just to let you know, the Montana has a zero turn feature on the nose and I haven't found a need for a slider hitch. I really like the fact that with the camper package on the truck there are no rails in the truck, so no junk getting stuck under the rails. Seriously, this is a fantastic feature which Ford has.
Just got back some a 2700 mile pull out west from Wisconsin, battling 30 mph sustained and 50 mph gusts and averaged 10.3 for the entire trip. Yes, the winds did make pulling noticeable, but with the power that truck has it was a bother.
No sag on the truck either. If we do get a trailer that has noticeable tounge weight I would just add air bags, but with this rig right now I don't see that necessary. This is NOT a dually. It's a 4x4 crew cab. Good luck!
While visiting family in Wyoming we all decided to take a road trip and I tend to drive responsibly. As the nieces' boyfriend passed me they waved a tow strap at me. They drive a Dog. When we met up at our destination I reminded them that the only folks that carry tow straps are the one's who have needed them. Just a little humor.