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Old 07-02-2014, 10:51 PM   #1
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Tow Specs Question

I have a 2008 F-150 5.4L 4x4, 3.73 rear and 5.5 box and wondering if this vehicle will tow a fifth wheel. 2014/2015 Rockwood signature ultra lite claims a short box will indeed have no trouble. Weight is 7,352 (dry I suppose). I'm new to towing and figuring out all of the different weight specs is a bit daunting. I've found more than one weight spec I could pull and have no idea which is correct. Any guidance would be great.
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Old 07-02-2014, 10:55 PM   #2
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I would make sure the pin wt is no more than 1100# dry wt.
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Old 07-03-2014, 03:54 AM   #3
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My lawnmower will tow a fifth wheel, but doesn t mean that I would use it for that
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Which can do you have? I pulled the specs for your truck. I see max tow capacity (before options, passengers, pets, fuel, and gear) of anywhere from 8200-9500 lbs for 5er but it does not list payload. You probably will need to go weigh your truck loaded with passenger, pets and full tank of gas to see how much available pAyload you have for pin weights. Either way, I would say no to a 5er with this truck. If it were the newer eco boost hd with max tow that would be a different story.
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Old 07-03-2014, 06:29 AM   #5
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Here is a quality company that makes a unique light weight fifth wheel. We at one time had their travel trailer and it was a pleasure.

Camplite Fifth Wheels| Livin' Lite RV

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What is the GVWR and curb weight on the truck? That will give you payload. Once you know that, subtract a minimum of 500 lbs (for you, the hitch and a passenger or some gear). That will give you what pin weight you can carry. Once you know that, multiple any advertised pin/hitch weight you see on a manufacturer/rv dealer site x 1.25 to get a guesstimate of what the real pin weight is (advertised dry weights are notoriously under the real weight with options).
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:34 AM   #7
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Couldn't be happier with our little truck's ability to pull the 5er.
Like the humming bird theoretically can't fly, but they don't know the theory, so they just keep flying.
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Old 07-03-2014, 01:46 PM   #8
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A lawn mower is just too uncomfortable for such long trips as planned with my RV. Thanks anyway.
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Old 07-03-2014, 02:21 PM   #9
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Thanks to all for your assistance... especially Mr. "Grateful" I will look into the Camplites.
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Old 07-03-2014, 05:16 PM   #10
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The Camplites look interesting but unfortunately, they don't specify their pinweights, which will be the limiting factor with your current truck.

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