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Old 08-14-2016, 03:58 PM   #11
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It can be done are very limited as to what fifth wheels will work........... So YES !!!! but............

Many of us have towed fifth wheels in the past with a 1/2 tons some still do.... I do not but my fifth wheel grew to 36 feet.....



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Old 08-14-2016, 04:06 PM   #12
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Old 08-14-2016, 05:42 PM   #13
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We towed a Rockwood 8280 5er with a 2013 Silverdo 1500 4x4 with no problems . We just upgraded to a Silverdo 2500 4x4 pulling the same 5er and the difference is like night and day . So if possible I would upgrade .
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Old 08-14-2016, 06:23 PM   #15
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Buy what you want, I would not pull a fifth wheel with a F-150 but that being said you can do it, a Ford is a pulling machine. I was in Lincoln NB at a Cracker Barrel and I saw a F-150 pulling a huge Blue Ridge fifth wheel, he had 20 inch rims on his truck. He was happy and I was happy, he was leaving and I was going in to eat. Someone told me one time that any truck will get you to the top of the hill it's coming down that's the problem. But buy what you feel safe in. Happy camping

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Old 08-14-2016, 09:28 PM   #17
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In order to be semi legal the F150 has to have the Heavy Duty Payload and Tow packages. My 2011 HDP is 2393 and HT is 11200, my 5er loaded has 1650 pin and is just under 10000. That leaves 743 for payload. Beware of the diesel mystique a new F250 D has (depending on style) 2150 without the HDP package but can tow more.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:06 AM   #18
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We have an F150 and a 32' 5th wheel. Pin weight of fiver is 1180 lbs and wet weight is 9200 lbs. F150 towing capacity is 11900 lbs and 5th wheel capacity is 10500 lbs. Carrying capacity is 2150 lbs. Max tow pack on F150 along with Super Springs. We have a 6.5' box but when we had the hitch installed, the dealer said they could install one in a 5.5' box provided the trailer had a Revolution/Sidewinder hitch. Hope this helps you out.
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Old 08-15-2016, 07:43 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by WolfWhistle View Post
Here we go again.
Yea man!

Geez, folks come on now.

There are many many many people that do it and tow safely. Just watch your weights and you will be fine.

and I don't like 1/2 tons, gassers OR Fords tow vehicles

Seriously you will be fine.

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Old 08-15-2016, 08:10 AM   #20
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Look - you naysayers can bitch all you want, but I have been towing a lightweight (7850 lbs) 32' fifth wheel for two years now with an F-150 Ecoboost with heavy duty tow package. Have racked up over 12,000 miles towing, another 45,000 riding around. Get between 10.5 and 11 mpg. Mileage towing has improved in last four months. We have a super crew with a 6.5' bed, and often have visitors/friends that we share rides with when not towing. Love my truck, love my fiver - Rockwood Signature 8280WS, rear kitchen. Not. One. Single. Problem. Oh, wait. Truck stopped working at the top of Mount Washington, had to be towed down on a flatbed truck. The control panel computer that runs the fuel pump had stopped working. Dealer installed in a day, piece of cake. Not a result of towing...

Did I mention we are full-timers? We live in our Rockwood and our truck, our only vehicle. A 2014 cost us $33,500 brand new.
X 2. I have the identical configuration. This topic has been beaten to death on these forums and most of the "No" side is based on some kind of bigotry or misplaced supplier loyalty and not on the evidence presented. Properly configured 1/2 tons will tow appropriate 5th wheels safely and without a white knuckle experience.

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