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Old 12-29-2013, 12:51 PM   #131
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I've been RVing since the 1990's. Pop-up, 21' trailer, 33' trailer, now a 32' 5th wheel. I travel 5 times per year no more than 100 miles from home on flat land. The only problem is the Nebraska north to south winds while traveling. That's why I moved to a 5th wheel, the white knuckle sway was to much. This May 2014, fully loaded, I'm going to scale everything and see where I am with weights.

I pull a 2014 8289 Rockwood 5th wheel with a 2013 F150 5.0, 4x4, 6 1/2 box, 3.73 rear end, 18" Load C Goodyear Tires. I installed Timbrens and SuperSprings. I replaced the OE RV tires, which were no name brand Load C, with Goodyear Marathon Load D.

The Rockwood data gives these numbers:
Dry Axle Weight: 6269
UVW: 7793 (6269 + 1524)
CCC: 1557
Hitch: 1524
GVWR: 9350 (7793 + 1557)

The F150 numbers are:
GVW: 7350
Trailer Max: 9100
GCWR: 15100

I pull with no problems (except wind), I do not except 65 mph (tire speed rating), my F150 is equipped with anti-sway and manual transmission settings on the automatic transmission to eliminate the shifting.
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:12 PM   #132
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I've been RVing since the 1990's. Pop-up, 21' trailer, 33' trailer, now a 32' 5th wheel. I travel 5 times per year no more than 100 miles from home on flat land. The only problem is the Nebraska north to south winds while traveling. That's why I moved to a 5th wheel, the white knuckle sway was to much. This May 2014, fully loaded, I'm going to scale everything and see where I am with weights.

I pull a 2014 8289 Rockwood 5th wheel with a 2013 F150 5.0, 4x4, 6 1/2 box, 3.73 rear end, 18" Load C Goodyear Tires. I installed Timbrens and SuperSprings. I replaced the OE RV tires, which were no name brand Load C, with Goodyear Marathon Load D.

The Rockwood data gives these numbers:
Dry Axle Weight: 6269
UVW: 7793 (6269 + 1524)
CCC: 1557
Hitch: 1524
GVWR: 9350 (7793 + 1557)

The F150 numbers are:
GVW: 7350
Trailer Max: 9100
GCWR: 15100

I pull with no problems (except wind), I do not except 65 mph (tire speed rating), my F150 is equipped with anti-sway and manual transmission settings on the automatic transmission to eliminate the shifting.
" The only problem is the Nebraska north to south winds while traveling. That's why I moved to a 5th wheel, the white knuckle sway was to much."
lol I know exactly what your saying on both counts! lol after dark it usually dies down a bit but then deer become the problem lol
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Old 12-29-2013, 01:30 PM   #133
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You're right about the deer! That's why I avoid any travel (if possible) after dark.
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Old 12-30-2013, 10:52 AM   #134
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My first TT was a 26 ft Four Winds that weighed 6900 lbs empty. My 2002 Dodge Ram 1500 has a tow rating of 8500 lbs. The Ram (5.9L) engine 4 X 4 towed the TT ok but like the previous post stated it changed gears multiple times on very slight grades. I saw a Ford F-150 Six Cylinder Ecoboost towing a 37 ft Montana Mountaineer 5er just last week. The owner told me he was completely satisfied with its performance though I still like my 450 with dual rear wheels.
Ditto on the ecoboost with max tow package. Advantage? My 5er is 8500# loaded, no problem even on big hills. I get 21 mpg traveling and 11 towing the camper and the big advantage......36k to buy it.
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Old 12-31-2013, 09:09 PM   #135
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Well i like the post about everyone sharing their experience towing with 1/2 ton pickup's just wish the other would stay out of the conversation ,I don't go into any of the other post and criticize any one for having to big of a truck , when they are pulling canned ham with there 1 ton trucks , this is my opinion and my .02 , i have had 2 F250's 1 gas , 1 diesel and a F350 V10 and my 2012 F150 Eco Boost pulls as good if not better than the other 3 . and i agree with some of you the 1/2 tons are not 1/2 tons anymore . and like OC said many times what constitutes safe and unsafe.
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DSRACE, I have LR E tires and airbags, good brakes and instead of a band aid type air hitch, I put shocks on the 5er and don't have chucking.
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Well i like the post about everyone sharing their experience towing with 1/2 ton pickup's just wish the other would stay out of the conversation ,I don't go into any of the other post and criticize any one for having to big of a truck , when they are pulling canned ham with there 1 ton trucks , this is my opinion and my .02 , i have had 2 F250's 1 gas , 1 diesel and a F350 V10 and my 2012 F150 Eco Boost pulls as good if not better than the other 3 . and i agree with some of you the 1/2 tons are not 1/2 tons anymore . and like OC said many times what constitutes safe and unsafe.
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I agree, those with 1tons should really be towing with at least a Mack or Peterbilt if we apply the same standards to them as they do to us 1/2 ton guys.
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:15 PM   #138
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I agree, those with 1tons should really be towing with at least a Mack or Peterbilt if we apply the same standards to them as they do to us 1/2 ton guys.
OC you slay me!! Spot on brother! My F150 custom is rated at 11.3K I'm towing 9.5K tanks full, bed loaded and the back seat full I think I am being safe
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Old 12-31-2013, 10:30 PM   #139
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How many of us towing 5W with 1/2 Ton?

And to think all these silly fools wasted their money buying those 3/4 and 1 tons WHAT WAS I THINKING. There was a perfectly good Nissan Frontier I could have got for 1/2 the price of my truck. Mount my 5th wheel hitch toss in airbags and im ready to pull a 13K 5er into the Catskills no problem.
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OC you slay me!! Spot on brother! My F150 custom is rated at 11.3K I'm towing 9.5K tanks full, bed loaded and the back seat full I think I am being safe
It just gets a little tiring that every time a 1/2 t hooks to a 5er the wt police start throwing around "unsafe, dangerous, illegal, etc." terms like they are the "experts". I like my 1/2T because it pulls my 8528RKWS just fine and mainly because IT IS PAID FOR!
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