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Old 01-30-2013, 01:08 PM   #11
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It almost sounds like the two different weights are a "conventional" (bumper tow) trailer, and 5th wheel. The 5th wheel typically has a higher weight limit. You also didn't mention the year of your truck (or I missed it somewhere). Have a look at the appropriate towing guide here and see what it says:

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Old 01-30-2013, 01:56 PM   #12
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Old 01-30-2013, 03:02 PM   #13
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I am wondering if the weights are different body styles and if diesel or gas ???
Chevy does the same thing...many different weights just depends on the configuration.!!

My personal vote would be go for a 1 ton dually. I prefer a long box so there are no problems or issues with regards to the trailer hitting the cab. The rest are personal choices as to cab, 4x4 or not auto, standard...etc....

Hope you find what your looking for...!!
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I don't know a thing about Dodge 2500 But a F-250 and a F-350 are the same truck.
except for the rear leaf spring block F-250 Fx4 has a rear 2 inch and the F-350 Fx4has a 3 1/4 inch block . The axles, brakes and Trans cooler are the same according to the master mechanic at my local dealer ship.
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I don't know a thing about Dodge 2500 But a F-250 and a F-350 are the same truck.
except for the rear leaf spring block F-250 Fx4 has a rear 2 inch and the F-350 Fx4has a 3 1/4 inch block . The axles, brakes and Trans cooler are the same according to the master mechanic at my local dealer ship.
That may be what what the mech. said, but, It can't be true. An F350 with a payload rating of over 7000 lbs is not and cannot be virtually the same truck as an F250.
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I did not be live it either, go to the parts department the brakes, axles and transmissions are all the same. Oh my brother, told me the f-350 has an overload spring. 2000- 2008
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PS go to fords tow rating see for your self it show 250/350 with the same rating 5th wheel.
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