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Old 03-15-2015, 08:17 PM   #11
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Any of the major brand one ton diesel will do just fine. I tow a little heavier unit and my F350 SRW PSD does the job nicely.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:26 PM   #12
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Yep. 350 all the way. Forget about the 250. It is just not gonna be hefty enough.
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Old 03-15-2015, 08:30 PM   #13
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Nothing wrong with a 3400 pound payload, but EVERYTHING (except a 150# driver) that goes into the truck eats into that payload. Figure 200# for the hitch, do you have an in-bed tool box? Any tools in it? Carry any firewood? How about wood to put under the tires or stab jacks. You get the point - the 350/3500 is a much better choice.
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Old 03-15-2015, 09:30 PM   #14
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Go with the 350. It also has the exhaust brake feature.
Must not know much about the Ram/Cummins vehicles! Ram was the first one in the market to offer an exhaust brake standard starting in 2007.5 with the introduction of the 6.7L Cummins on all models of the pick up trucks.

It is the most aggressive of the standard exhaust brakes on vehicles equipped from the factory. In 2013.5 when the trucks were introduce with the DEF opition Ram introduced a two stage exhaust brake as standard.
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Thank you everyone for your input. I will opt for the 350/3500 option. Better safe then sorry...


A number of people on other threads were recommending a dully. As I will be living year round in the FW for a few years, the TV will be my primary vehicle. I would therefore prefer not to with a dully.


I have talked with a number of campers with similar units and towing with SRW with no issues. I know a dully is more stable but what are your opinions?
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Old 03-16-2015, 08:32 AM   #16
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Get the 350. You won't find an f250 diesel with anywhere near a 3400lb payload. Check the payload stickers as you shop.


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You are rigth, it is 3,350 lbs and not 3,400 lbs with the F250 2015 based on their brochure.
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Must not know much about the Ram/Cummins vehicles! Ram was the first one in the market to offer an exhaust brake standard starting in 2007.5 with the introduction of the 6.7L Cummins on all models of the pick up trucks.

It is the most aggressive of the standard exhaust brakes on vehicles equipped from the factory. In 2013.5 when the trucks were introduce with the DEF opition Ram introduced a two stage exhaust brake as standard.
I see you also have a CC 34RL 2015. What is your opinion about a 2500 pulling your unit?
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Another point is if you plan on living in this unit full time, you will be carrying more stuff than the average camper. You may fully intend not to when you start, but you will begin to accumulate things as you travel. I think you will find yourself at the top end of your units weight rating. You need a proper truck to handle all that weight.

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I see you also have a CC 34RL 2015. What is your opinion about a 2500 pulling your unit?
My unit is on order and will be delivered in early April. I will than scale both the truck and CC34RL on a "CAT" certified weight scale. This will establish the actual towing weight of the camper and GCVW of both units.

The truck should be able to handle this load with out any issues but I might upsize the rims and tires to a heavier load rating than the LT265/70R17/E tires; I am using now. Depending on what I find at the scale.

I will let everyone know the actual weights as I tow after I receive the camper.
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You are rigth, it is 3,350 lbs and not 3,400 lbs with the F250 2015 based on their brochure.

That is for the gas engine, not the diesel.


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