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Old 06-03-2013, 08:28 PM   #21
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I don't know what a reese revolution is. We use a Super Glide for our short bed. It works great. Made in the U.S.A.
Reese Revolution hitch has the ability to work like a regular hitch OR, lock in the hitch and not swivel at the hitch pin but 22" back at the trailer.
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Sometimes I tell them all of my decals fell off, so it tows much better now.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:31 PM   #23
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US towing weight limits are ridiculously low. My 03 Kia Sedona is limited to 3500 pounds in the US, but in Europe its rated to tow 3000 Kg (6600 pounds). Same car, same engine and transmission - why the difference?

Manufacturers scared of lawsuits, or maybe they think European drivers are much better?
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US towing weight limits are ridiculously low. My 03 Kia Sedona is limited to 3500 pounds in the US, but in Europe its rated to tow 3000 Kg (6600 pounds). Same car, same engine and transmission - why the difference?

Manufacturers scared of lawsuits, or maybe they think European drivers are much better?
Same with my Liberty (Cherokee outside NA). The NA rating is 5000 and outside NA is like 7500.
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It's happened a few times to us. I expect as we travel more this year we'll continue to have it happen. I have my CAT scale ticket in the truck at the ready, should the need arise. Up until now though the discussion usually revolves around the Ecoboost and how it performs.
But the EcoBoost is not the same as a Dodge or Chevy 1/2 ton, neither of which have much payload capacity.
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But the EcoBoost is not the same as a Dodge or Chevy 1/2 ton, neither of which have much payload capacity.
It is if you didn't choose the max towing or max payload options. The GVWR of the F150 can vary by 1000 lbs.

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It is if you didn't choose the max towing or max payload options. The GVWR of the F150 can vary by 1000 lbs.

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I would assume that anyone planning to tow a fifth wheel would order max tow. Dodge and Chevy don't give you that option.
I own a new Ram 1500, but I wouldn't tow my Flagstaff with it.
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Sometimes I tell them all of my decals fell off, so it tows much better now.
So just how much over weight are you?
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Have not been on a scale, but. Payload: I am under. Towing: I am under. October 2012, picked up the new rig. Truck dropped about 2.75" but sitting level. Nice ride except on expansion joint (would be the same with a 3/4 or 1 ton). I added Timbrens to the rear and now the rear end drops 1". I have towed trailers for years and have been in a friends 3/4 ton pulling a similar set up. No difference. Drive the speed limit or less, plan ahead, look ahead anticipate the morons on the road. We dont travel long distances, but I have to admit that if I was going to do a long roadtrip, I may want to upgrade to. 3/4 ton and someday I may, but for now I am happy with the set up and with 20k miles on a 2011, I cant see trading it in for at least 2 years.
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Not Really but I got your attention. This thread is about the phenomenon associated with curious campers wondering how I pull my fifth wheel with a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Crew Cab, Laramie Longhorn. Everywhere we go, they wander over to our site like curious zombies. It never fails, we get at least 2-3 visitors a weekend. Mostly, they are MH owners that want to go to a fifth wheel, but didn't know you could tow a 5vr with a 1/2/ton truck. Sometimes they show up in groups, sometimes they stop by on their way out. The male gets out to ask questions, while the wife stays in the car. I politely give them a tour and explain the various factors they would need to consider.

Just curious, has this happened to anyone else?
You didn't happen to be at Bay View on the Cape? I stopped and talked to a guy with your same truck and setup Sunday
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