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Old 04-16-2015, 03:30 PM   #1
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Can I tow it?

A little while back I got some advice on a new TV. Ended up with a 2015 6.7L F250 4x4 SRW. We weren't planning on a new trailer for a few years, but of course we had to take a look around the local Camping World and now we're reconsidering.

I've previously been pulling a HW276 with a Jeep Liberty and am not overly familiar with all of the necessary weights, but am trying to educate myself. That being said, here are the specs I'm looking at:

TV:
Towing Capacity: 15,900 lbs
GVWR (from sticker): 10,000 lbs
Front GAWR (from sticker): 5,200 lbs
Rear GAWR (from sticker): 6,100 lbs
Payload (from sticker): 2,153 lbs

5'er:
Shipping weight: 12,410 lbs
Hitch: 2,970 lbs
Carrying Capacity: 4,090 lbs (likely have 1,000 lb golf cart + supplies)
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:46 PM   #2
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The big problem is you have 2153 payload and the hitch for the trailer is 820 lbs over that empty. I know with a toy hauler the pin weight will go down when you load the garage but to stay at 20% your still at almost 2500 lbs empty.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:49 PM   #3
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Not quite. Right off the bat.. you have 2,153 payload available and 2,970 on your pin. You're 820 lbs over with no additional passengers or payload in the bed or cab.

From there... lightly loaded in the 5er for a weekend getaway you'll probably figure on 15.5k minimum... so you might squeeze under the 15.9k rating, but chances are you'll be over on one or more of the other weight ratings. Kind of a moot point though since your pin weight would be so much over from the get go.

I would definitely consider another 5er, or upgrading to a 1 ton.
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Old 04-16-2015, 03:54 PM   #4
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Look for something in the 14,000 lb range.

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Old 04-16-2015, 03:57 PM   #5
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That is what I was thinking - just wanted confirmation.

Thanks guys
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Old 04-16-2015, 04:05 PM   #6
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You would be *close* - a F250 6.7 can tow a 16K 5er (they max out at 16,100-400 depending on cab and drivetrain). Your Pin weight is problematic though (are you sure that the hitch weight you were given is the "pin" weight?)
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also...The BIG problem with a toy hauler is you can cram SO much stuff in them that you could actually overload the GVWR of the 5er
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