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Old 12-30-2015, 12:37 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by MilCop4523 View Post
I just read the same article... WTH?
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Old 12-30-2015, 12:49 PM   #32
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bob, unless I'm reading this wrong and I have you with the wrong truck -- Both of which are entirely possible, I see a 'MAX' rating which I have to assume is for the Max Tow Package and a Max Payload of 2080 or 2000,depending on whether you have 4WD or not.

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Just returned from a 3000 mile trip with the same truck only I had the HD package in addition to the HD Tow package. My fifth wheel as you can see below is somewhat larger and heavier. I can report that I had no problems whatsoever, (that thing will tow a house) and at 60 MPH I averaged 11.3 miles per gallon unless confronted with a strong head wind. I ordered the truck and 5th wheel at the same time and I am completely satisfied with both. No need to have more truck than you need as you will pay for it in comfort (ride). We use the truck as a primary vehicle and didn't want a kidney buster.
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I agree with Glenz.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:16 PM   #35
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Not fun being on the max limit.
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Old 12-30-2015, 01:45 PM   #37
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Originally Posted by MilCop4523 View Post
I just read the same article... WTH?
That's because there isn't adequate distance between the rear axle and the back of the cab. You can't even use a slider hitch in the 5.5' bed. That's a shortcoming I have with my 145" WB Crew Cab. If I ever want to go to a 5er, I'll have to upgrade my truck, too, and I'll definitely go with at least a 3/4 ton if that happens.

Personally, I wouldn't tow a 5er that's much longer than 26' with a 1/2 ton. I just wouldn't be comfortable with that. It's not the length, but the pin weight. However, there are lots of members here who seem to successfully tow 28' and 29' 5ers with a 1/2 ton. IMO, an upgraded suspension and LT tires would be mandatory for doing so for most 1/2 tons.
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I don't have a fifth wheel but by TT is just as heavy and my F-150 tows just fine. You do get blown around by semi's but I think you have to live with that if you settle on a 1/2 ton pickup.
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Hi Bob,
I can totally relate to your question - I had all the same about 3 years ago. I ended up with a 2012 F-150, EB pulling a Wildcat 241RLX 5er that spec'd at 7000# dry with about 1000# on the pin. The F-150 had no problems towing this trailer, even considering it spends about 50% of it's time in the Rockies west of Denver. (I live at 9000')

I've just recently traded for a 2015 F-150, EB and am now in the market for a Rockwood 8289WS 5er, about 8550# dry with #1350 on the pin. With the extra payload I get in the new aluminum body, I have no doubt this combination will work just fine.

Here's more on the current Wildcat:
And, the 2012 F-150 considerations: https://smallhomebigyard.wordpress.c...0/hitch_notes/

One last item. Those spec sheets you linked to from FR are notoriously out of date and in some cases just plain wrong. Go check out the yellow stickers on an actual unit to make sure you are dealing with "right" numbers.

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