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Old 06-29-2014, 10:27 AM   #1
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Silverback 33RL with F-250 6.7 Diesel

I am already looking at upgrading and only been camping 2 months for about 7 weeks. Have towed the 831RKBSS around 2000 miles with F-150 Max Tow package and get a little too much porposing for my blood. Have added Firestone airbags and have Propride hitch.

That being said, am on the brink of buying an 2014 F-250 6.7 Diesel and a Silverback 33RL. Have read all the towing books and believe this to be a safe tow, but would like to be able to go to the mountains, east or west and not worry about towing. Thought about a dually but don't want to go that unless it is absolutely necessary.

I would love to hear from anyone pulling a 33RL with a 250 or 2500 diesel so as not to make another mistake!

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Old 06-29-2014, 11:18 AM   #2
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The published dry hitch weight for that trailer is more than any of the current Diesel 3/4 ton CrewCab trucks can haul. It is less than $500.00 to go to a F350. The payload difference on a CrewCab 4x4 F250 vs F350 is ~2100lbs (F250) vs 3550 (F350). Payload will be your killer if you go F250.

FWIW, I just went through this exercise buying my new truck. All the "3/4 ton" CrewCab Diesel trucks had payload values below 2200 lbs. Your only challenge wilbe finding a 2014 Shortbed. As of a month ago, there where only three Short bed F350's left in the Greater Houston area (including a 100 miles buffer outside of the true metro area). I bought one them, so now there are two. I am not sure what the availability will be like in FL, but it seems most F350s are long beds (even the 2015s).
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:07 PM   #3
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Agreed. For nearly the same money, go with a 350 and be done with it for good.
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Old 06-29-2014, 11:03 PM   #4
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Also, don't pay attention the values listed in a marketing brochure. All those brochures (trailer and truck) all assume the bare minimum of options. Both the truck and the trailer will have payload placards that will list the actual payload capacity. The trailer will also have the dry weight as it left the factory.

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Old 07-01-2014, 01:41 PM   #5
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Disappointing that no one with a 33RL responded to this I thought it was a good question you asked.
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I'd have no problem towing that with my 2500 Ram. I know what I pack and I'd be around 12,000 loaded. Pin @2400lbs. I have a RAWR of 6195lbs. Dry rear weight is around 2800lbs. That leaves me 3400lbs. 3400-2400=1000lbs under RAWR. YMMV

Since the OP is towing in FL take a look at the 14 Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi with 4.10. 3000lbs+/- for payload. 15,400 tow rating and 22,500 GCVWR
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Don't worry you will be fine with that truck, I tow a 33 RL with a F250, 6.2Lt gas and have no trouble. I tow in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky, It's a great trailer, you get so much for your money.

With the Diesel you will have no trouble going up mountains down valleys by rivers and lakes. Have fun with that setup you don't need a dually.
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I have a Dodge 2500 and tow a 2013 Silverback 33rl and have had no problems. I will be headed to Florida with it in August.
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OP might want to make sure of the trucks GVWR and UVW. I've seen some F250 6.7's with 1972lbs for CCC. When you get into the King Ranch trim you really loose payload. In that sense a 6.2 with 4.30's would be better suited.
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Hi,

I tow a 2014 Silverback 33RL with a 2009 K-2500 Duramax Chevy, standard cab, standard bed.

I don't have the weight ticket handy, but IIRC, when I had it on a commercial scale for the first time, I came in about 2,000# under trailer axle capacity, and almost dead even on the truck's capacity. That weight was taken with full fuel, my wife and I in the cab, all our clothing and kitchen stuff on board, a third of a tank of fresh water, and empty black and gray tanks.

My response was to move the spare from the front compartment to a rear bumper mount, and to shift tools and other heavy items from the front compartment to the rear of the cross-compartment. My goal was to shift weight from the pin to the axles, and get a little margin on the truck's GVW. I haven't weighed it since that redistribution, but I'm pretty confident that as long as I don't travel with a lot of water that I'll be fine weight-wise.

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