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Old 03-31-2013, 12:52 PM   #41
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Yup...just went through a similar experience but managed (it was difficult) not to buy until things were worked out. Ended up buying (upgrading) the truck...then the RV. It was much more a pleasure to "go shopping" not caring what the pin weight would be! IMHO yes, you can tow but you are maxed out. All prior responses were of value BTW...especially about the weighing. My biggest concern would be the length...it's gonna do a dance even with the best hitch and attributes. There are also other add ons you can get to help the springs. They won't change facts but may help to keep front end down a bit. Was about to do the mods on my 150 when reality struck and just threw in the towel and got the 350. Ended up with a 5th with 2400# + pin weight. Glad I decided to do the truck! Hope you can work things out!
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:02 PM   #42
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Thanks so much I reall feel very dumb right now, never in my life would I have thought of all this. You guys have been a great help.

Do not feel dumb. You have done the right thing by asking and getting all the info.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:05 PM   #43
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Yes but I should have asked someone other than the RV dealer before I bought.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:06 PM   #44
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I personally blame the salesman for being misleading so he can get a bigger commission.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:33 PM   #45
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What is the name of the dealership so others in NB can avoid the same situation you are in. This dealership sound just like Leisure Days RV in Ontario.
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Old 03-31-2013, 01:42 PM   #46
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:06 PM   #47
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Unless your axle ratio is the 3.15 or 3.31, I say your good.....

I've seen the Eco-boost trucks and what they can haul. You have GVWR of the trailer covered, as long as you have the 3.55 or better gearing.

Use a good WDH and sway control, and enjoy your camping....
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:22 PM   #48
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What weights should I get? Front wheels, Rear wheels of truck with load and total package including trailer. Not really sure at this point.

Ideally, you should do 3 weigh-ins. Most CAT scales just charge $1 or so for reweighs.

Without changing any cargo or passenger seat arrangement, and 1 axle (consider the 2 trailer axles as 1) completely on a different section of scales:

1 weight with the truck and trailer with the spring bars in place.

1 weight with the truck and trailer without the spring bars in place.

1 weight with just the truck without the trailer. Again, leave passengers and cargo just like they were with the previous weigh-ins.

The weight of the 2 truck axles with the trailer hooked up without the spring bars in place minus the weight of the 2 truck axles without the trailer will give you true tongue weight.

The front axle of the truck with the trailer hooked up and spring bars in place should be equal to or very close to the weight of the truck without the trailer.
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Old 03-31-2013, 02:27 PM   #49
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Another thing to consider towing the camper with that truck is to make sure the hitch is up to the task. Many times, a truck manufacturer will rate the weight distributing tongue weight at 10% of the total hitch weight distributing capacity. If the hitch is only rated for the maximum tow rating, that might only be a 810 lb. weight distributing tongue rate number. With that trailer, you would probably need a 1100 lb. weight distributing tongue weight number.

There should be a sticker on the hitch that states the weight ratings.
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Now its hitch ratings boy what else could I screw up, and I thought a class IV hitch is a class IV. All I can say guys if you see a Gray 2012 F150 doing 50MPH in a 70MPH zone it's me stay clear.
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