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Old 12-29-2015, 05:07 PM   #11
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This 5er with an F150?

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Put your choice of some Supersprings or airbags on it, a Hellwig sway bar and you just won't have a problem. At all.

Not even close to a problem.

You could even do it without the bags/springs and the sway bar,IMHO. But why not do it for your own peace of mind.

ETA: 5th wheel hitches sometimes interfere with bags and/or sway bars. Be advised.

But you're not even close to what that bad boy can do

Please don't make a post like that.
It is unfounded and nothing to back it up.

By the numbers only, all we can say, is that he will be over on payload. That's it... The rest is speculation and whatever makes you sleep better at night.


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Old 12-29-2015, 05:10 PM   #12
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Please don't make a post like that.
It is unfounded and nothing to back it up.

By the numbers only, all we can say, is that he will be over on payload. That's it... The rest is speculation and whatever makes you sleep better at night.


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What's the HD package add?
It adds upgraded springs, wheels, and I believe axles that could all be bolt on aftermarket. The problem is that it also includes updated frame to handle the additional payload of the HD package so springs that claim to add additional 1000lbs probably not a good idea.
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What's the HD package add?
About 400 pounds. Maybe 500. Depends on configuration.
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Just FYI....The truck in my signature has a payload of #2162
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Just FYI....The truck in my signature has a payload of #2162
AT 2162 it would put you closer to being able to pull the 5er he wants just not full loaded. From the tow guide using the same numbers.

You're adding approximately 700 lbs. to the truck. You have 1,462 lbs. of payload capacity. Fifth wheels typically have 20% - 25% pin weight which gives you a maximum loaded camper weight of 5,848 - 7,310 lbs.

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you need to add weight of 5th wheel hitch to payload calculations. That, along with 2 people in truck, and dry empty 5th wheel puts you at or over payload. No room for anything in 5th wheel. As far as air springs. NO, NO and NO. They do not add payload capacity.
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The Cherokee 235B is a lightweight 1-slide 5er (6,500 empty) & I'm sure they advertise it as "1/2 ton towable"... However, its (empty) pin weight of 1,043 will quickly reach 1,500+ once the OP adds battery, full propane, gear in the basement/pass-through storage, clothes in the front master closets, etc.

In comparison, our roomier 2-slide TT (6,500 empty) has an empty tongue weight of only 650. With Equalizer 4 WDH, pass-through storage, under-bed storage, and closets totally FULL, our ready-to-camp tongue weight is around 1,250. However, we could move our comfy (heavy) camping chairs from under the master bed to the rear of the TT to quickly reduce the tongue weight to 1,100.

IMO a LOADED tongue weight of 1,100 is totally doable for the OP's F150 EB (non-HD)... That would give him 720 for passengers & tools in the TV.

In our litigious society I would not purposefully put-together a TV/TT combo that is overloaded from day one... IMO it would be easy for an ambulance-chasing lawyer to simply use the stickers on the TV/TT to show that you were over payload & that this overloaded condition lead to the serious injury/death of their client... (A jury won't care that GCVW is more important than payload for stopping distances, etc. they will just see that you were knowingly operating overloaded...)
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It adds upgraded springs, wheels, and I believe axles that could all be bolt on aftermarket. The problem is that it also includes updated frame to handle the additional payload of the HD package so springs that claim to add additional 1000lbs probably not a good idea.
I think he's already got E load range tires, right?

Springs? No biggie. Just add air bags or a superspring (look out for that 5th wheel hitch). Two capabilities of superspring for the F-150. One stouter than the other.

I, being of the 'more is better' crowd, have the heavier ones and don't notice a bit of difference in ride. Neither does the DW.

Put them on myself. I could do it again in about ten minutes. All you need is a socket and 6" C-clamp. Initially, read the directions, pay attention to spacing.

Axles? It's a Ford. It's got a 9-3/4" rear end. The axles on that thing are already strong as grandma's breath. Stout. Compare favorably to the Dana 60..... Some say even better

Yeah, one model has 6-lug wheels and another has 7-lug wheels. Not sure if that's for the axles or for the wheels. If he's already got the 7 lug wheels, I'm not aware a bigger axle than a 7-lug. But....... There's a lot of things I'm not aware of. And the 6-lug is stout.

Look guys, with the utmost respect...... It requires no brains at all to tell someone to run out and buy a $65,000 Truck to pull a $30k Trailer. None. And I can't speak for the OP, but I don't have that kind of money. Those of you that do? Good on you.

To the OP: Why not consider a pull behind? You can easily go up to a 30' box and a 10,000lb GVW Trailer with that beast you've got to pull with.

Gotta remember, most 1/2 tons are specced from the factory to put ride quality over towing/hauling. But with some judicious upgrades, they can, IMHO, become very good tow vehicles.

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That is the exact 5th wheel I would buy. I have a Tundra and wouldn't even think twice about hooking up to it. I am an experienced when it comes to towing and I know my truck can handle it. As could yours.
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