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Old 10-06-2015, 12:44 PM   #11
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I would say no, not really. The ford people lie to sell trucks. Any thing over 25' should uses 3/4. A good cross wind will put a 5,500 lbs truck in a ditch or on its side. Truck should weight at least 75% of the weight of the camper
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Old 10-06-2015, 12:50 PM   #12
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Sounds like you got one of the few salesmen that actually cared about weight limits, etc.
The dealership I bought from does the same thing. As soon as they find out you want a TT or fiver they ask about your vehicle. Good experience for sure
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:42 PM   #13
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We have an F150 Ecoboost. Towing capacity, 11,900 lbs, 5th wheel capacity, 10,500 lbs, carrying capacity, 2,650 lbs. We have a 32' Rockwood. Dry weight, 7,900 lbs, loaded, 9,200 lbs. Pin, 1,180 lbs. These are not salespeople telling me this but are on the F150 and Rockwood. We feel that we are not towing at the margin but well within the truck's capacity. We know that the 3/4 and 1 tonners will say that bigger is better and we will probably go bigger if we buy a bigger 5th wheel but for now this truck pulls and handles without any problems.
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Old 10-06-2015, 01:49 PM   #14
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I would say no, not really. The ford people lie to sell trucks. Any thing over 25' should uses 3/4. A good cross wind will put a 5,500 lbs truck in a ditch or on its side. Truck should weight at least 75% of the weight of the camper
And anything over 30' should have a Mack, Peterbilt or Kenworth.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:15 PM   #15
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you can pull anything you want but how do you stop it
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As I said, the truck pulls and handles without any problems and that includes braking and stopping. I do not drive over 60 mph, leave the appropriate distance between vehicles for safe stopping and also have brakes on the trailer.
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Old 10-06-2015, 02:29 PM   #17
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I would say no, not really. The ford people lie to sell trucks. Any thing over 25' should uses 3/4. A good cross wind will put a 5,500 lbs truck in a ditch or on its side. Truck should weight at least 75% of the weight of the camper

Hmmm. Not saying you are wrong...my truck dry is app. 6500 as I remember. The gross is 10k. The total max is 23k as I remember. My trailer grosses app 11.5k

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Old 10-06-2015, 03:18 PM   #18
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I would say no, not really. The ford people lie to sell trucks. Any thing over 25' should uses 3/4. A good cross wind will put a 5,500 lbs truck in a ditch or on its side. Truck should weight at least 75% of the weight of the camper

"The ford people"? Do you know these people personally? "Truck should weigh 75% of the camper. Better get all those 18 wheelers of the road


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On our way home from the Amana rally we are in a cg in Kansas. Talked with a man today that said a friend of his pulls a 30 foot TT with a 2015 Ford 150 with Eco boost. Can you do this and be safe and is this prudent??
I ask this as I have never pulled anything bigger than a utility trailer behind a pickup.

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