Originally Posted by dcheatwood
Keith. Take a look at the rockwood 8282ws. Pin weight was a deciding factor for me and my halfton.
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Thanks everybody for chiming in on my specific questions, which I hope will aid in the original poster's question as well. I see there are still mixed views here. I do realize that I can't be looking at a 13k lb Bay Hill 5th wheel, i know i must look at the lightweights.
Im going to assume I'm not the only in the following boat.
An F150 XLT, Ecoboost, SuperCrew, 3.31, 4x2, non HD unit, sway control, brake controller.
Would one think I could "fortify" this truck mixed with a lightweight and be ok?
I don't "plan" to go to the Rockies (only because i couldn't). I live in TN, but will have 400 mile oneway trips from TN to NC (via i40 through mountains) , TN to GA, or TN to FL. And to be honest i do want to go out west.. thats the joy i look forward to.
Nonetheless, It seems I can equip the truck with better shocks, better tires, maybe??
I really don't want to buy another truck 'if" I don't have to. I do understand more of the difference in the series, but I also have learned in my long 7 months
of RVing that what you expect from a piece of equipment may not always be the case. Example I have a long history with WD hitches. 2 Rvs in 7 months, 3 different hitches, it still takes time to tweak them. I recently purchased an Andersen Hitch for my F150 and my 4500 lb trailer. I still don't have the perfect ride after 4 -5 weeks. I had a better ride with my reese and sway bar setup.
So i don't want to get too excited over what becomes marginally differences. I do know if I had F250, i probably wouldn't go back, but look at some of these posts here, it does make you wonder.
I did look at my sticker and it says I should not exceed 1572 lbs with cargo and passengers. also Front GAWR says 3450 lbs, Rear GAWR says 3850. i have a tow rating of 9200 for my unit if I'm correct. I guess this means, cargo and the pin weight should not exceed 1572....yes i get it it, it seems low.