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Old 02-07-2016, 03:42 PM   #91
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It's not the pulling part that exceeds your truck's ratings. You have plenty of pulling power.

There is a feller here pulling a 42' 5er with a non HD payload F150. I'd much rather see your truck pulling a 5er that large than his.
Amen to that!
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Here are some real world numbers to work with regarding the 36 CKTS. I just picked up mine in october of 15 and stopped at a cat scale on the way home. I am pulling it with a 2015 GMC 3500 DRW.

truck weights only - F Axle 4940 R A 3800

w/ wagon F Axle 5220 R A 6720 trailer 10580 - gross 22560 lb

According to my math that gives me a pin weight of 3200 lbs., quite a bit more than book weight. I do have most of the options except the generator. I struggled with the decision of whether or not to buy the dually or SRW, but in the end I am glad I went with DRW. Not sure what the capabilities of your 2500 are, but I would be willing to bet you will be at least right at the limits and quite possibly over capacity.
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Here are some real world numbers to work with regarding the 36 CKTS. I just picked up mine in october of 15 and stopped at a cat scale on the way home. I am pulling it with a 2015 GMC 3500 DRW.

truck weights only - F Axle 4940 R A 3800

w/ wagon F Axle 5220 R A 6720 trailer 10580 - gross 22560 lb

According to my math that gives me a pin weight of 3200 lbs., quite a bit more than book weight. I do have most of the options except the generator. I struggled with the decision of whether or not to buy the dually or SRW, but in the end I am glad I went with DRW. Not sure what the capabilities of your 2500 are, but I would be willing to bet you will be at least right at the limits and quite possibly over capacity.
Is that fully loaded ready to camp or is mostly empty coming back from picking it up/ You are luck having DRW my SRW has 3744 yellow sticker and 3280 payload on the scales.
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Looks like he added 1060 pounds to the 5er and his pin weight jump to 3200 lbs from a dry pin weight of 2407 lbs or 793 pound increase with 1060 in cargo. Seems that is be a trend on this forum and forest river rvs.
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That does not include everything ready to go, it does include batteries, propane, full fuel, but no dishes, food etc. I am guessing I will still be adding 500 to 1000 lbs. and I am glad I bought the DRW.
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One thing to remember, and I didn't see it mentioned or I missed it, is that the stated payload for a truck, already figures in a driver of 150lb. So don't subtract your full weight from payload. I'm not sure on the fuel. One other thing, if the OP is looking at a 2016 truck, the stated pulling weights are going to be drastically reduced because of the new standards that are being put into place.
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One thing to remember, and I didn't see it mentioned or I missed it, is that the stated payload for a truck, already figures in a driver of 150lb. So don't subtract your full weight from payload. I'm not sure on the fuel. One other thing, if the OP is looking at a 2016 truck, the stated pulling weights are going to be drastically reduced because of the new standards that are being put into place.
Payload is figured off of Curb Weight that doesn't include anyone in the truck but all fluids are full.

Max Tow is using Curb Weight plus 150lbs Driver.

Slide In Camp weight is figured from Curb Weight plus 150 lbs person per seat belt.

That is from an employee at the Ford F150 plant that researched that question for me and ask the section that weighs the trucks.
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Bill, I also get confused by all this. We have the exact same trailer. Pulling in with a 2013 2500HD 6.6 Duramax. Tows very nice even when windy. I'm thinking of weighing it this spring just to see.
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Read the entire post-- Many opinions, few real world facts. People can and do tow whatever they want with whatever they have. Up grading TV tires, wheels, and springs can up the tow capacity up to the point you overload the frame or the brakes. Brakes seem to be a real world limiting factor. I have towed a 13000# tag trailer with a 36' rear diesel MH with air brakes, 22.5 tires and in rain would have to slow down and be extra careful of braking distance.
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