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Old 11-05-2013, 05:18 PM   #1
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Smaller Truck To Tow My 5er?

Hey guys. I recently purchased me a new truck! Its a 2004 F-250, extended cab short bed. Its a sharp truck! Itd look good pulling my 5er... if it can safely. I bought a 5th wheel mostly because I had the truck to pull it with: A F-350 dually. It of course wasn't near as nice as this one so I traded it in.

I have another F-350 dually sitting here at the house, only problem is it needs an engine. Im wondering if id be better off fixing the dually and using it as a tow vehicle and just use the new truck as a daily driver.

What do you guys think?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #2
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How heavy is the 5er
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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What is the make model and year of your 5W and what are the specs on your new truck.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:27 PM   #4
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What is the make model and year of your 5W and what are the specs on your new truck.

2003 Salem but no model # as per his profile.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:28 PM   #5
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Hmm I thought I updated my signature. Ill try it again!

The truck is a 2004 F-250, V10, 4wd, extended cab short bed

The trailer is a 2003 FR Salem, 5er, 25 footer, single slide out. I believe it weighs in somewhere between 8-8500 lbs
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There we go. Sig updated!
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There we go. Sig updated!

Cool, soooo what is the Model number of the salem?
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:50 PM   #8
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Here it is:

25 RLSS
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You'll be fine pulling with the 250, with room to spare.
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Old 11-05-2013, 05:57 PM   #10
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I figured Id be ok. I was more concerned with sway. Since I have a few feet less bed, Id have to put the 5th wheel further back in the bed which will increase sway. Right?
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