Originally Posted by phrogdriver93
Currently own a TT, but thinking of getting a Crusader 355BHQ and a new TV. When I read the 5th wheel specs, it says a "hitch weight" of 1817lbs. When I look at the Ford 2013 Tow guide, it lists a "Max Tongue Weight" of 1400 lbs for the F-250. Am I comparing apples to apples? Or does the max "hitch weight" exceed the recommendations for an F-250?
I just need to get my facts straight before I tell my wife I "need" a dually F-350......gulp!
Thanks in advance!
Tongue weight is for travel trailers. On a fifth wheel, the hitch weight or pin weight goes in the bed. There, you have to see how much carrying capacity your truck has. Remember, the numbers in the book tend to go up when you load, so that 1817lbs could be more like 2100 when you are camp ready.
Remember, when you figure out how much pin weight your truck can handle, don't forget other passengers, pets, tools, firewood, generators, etc etc.
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