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Old 11-06-2015, 06:15 AM   #31
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Ask yourself a very simple question.
Why do you want a minimum vehicle to do the job?
Do you buy a hand saw to frame a house?
Do you buy the cheapest oil for your vehicles?
Do you buy the minimum vehicle insurance?
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Get the right tool for the job and the right tool for towing a fifth wheel is NOT a 1500 series truck.
Sorry I know this is a towing thread but your comments are dead wrong and and some looked at as offensive. Many of your questions I would have to answer yes to................ Actually most of them........... I know that you did not mean harm but...........

& buy the way many of us have towed a fifth wheel with a 1/2 ton truck with no issues...............

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Old 11-09-2015, 09:44 AM   #32
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Check the campgrounds during snowbird season and you will see what to tow with....
5 ers are almost 3/4 T up Chevy/Dodge....a rare Ford....that tells the real story....


Good luck, you never have too big of TV
I've been to campgrounds from Texas to Ohio and every where in between and have yet to see more Chevy's than Fords/Dodges.
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:10 AM   #33
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Any help in helping me understand all this towing stuff will be greatly appreciated. I don't want to endanger you or me or anyone else while pulling my rv.
Here is a link to the Ford Towing Guides for 2015 and 2016. They should help answer your basic questions and tell you the Ford ratings for any specific packages shown on a window sticker. With the OEM guide and the window sticker you should be able to find any new Ford's capacities...
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:00 PM   #34
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You wimps need to step up and stop endangering the lives of everyone near pavement. You ALL need a TV like this!
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Old 11-10-2015, 03:12 PM   #35
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The truck is almost the same size as the camper


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Old 11-10-2015, 03:52 PM   #36
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:01 PM   #37
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Needs a smart car behind cab!

Roger that! I've seen it.


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Old 11-10-2015, 05:43 PM   #38
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Granted, a HDT would be the best possible tow vehicle. But I want something easy to drive once I get to my destination. Even a pickup is difficult to get into some areas, but I can't imagine driving a HDT around for sight seeing.

Now, a HDT with a Smart Car on the back would be the best of both worlds. But for the average 5th wheel trailer, a 3/4 or 1 ton truck should be plenty sufficient......1 engine to maintain, I vehicle (plus trailer) to insure, and the pickup can be used as a grocery getter when at home.
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Can just see myself drive'n across street in to neighbors yard to hitch up!
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What is the point of a sleeper when towing your 5th wheel??

Guest house?
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