Guys and gals,
I don't want to stir the great debate again, as I am not a fan of emotional posts but here goes:
I previously owned a Yukon Denali xl. We bought primetime lacrosse and was told no issue towing this. I got on this forum after the fact and many people said too much trailer. I towed it for 6,000 miles, through big horn mts, Yellowstone, grand Tetons and smoky mts without issue.
Due to our love for camping and travel and wanting a 5 er I decided to get a diesel as to not have 2 large purchases in 1 year. The f250 diesel pulls better than the 6.2 gasser did, hands down.
Fast forward to present day, starting to looking at 5 er, and watching these threads. It seems to me that it's the vehicle mfg that's lying to consumers.
After researching trucks, how does a truck mfg say your fifth wheel towing capacity is 15,500 -16500 lbs ( not looking at exact numbers). Only to find out that there are no 15000 lb 5 er with less than 2k pin weight?
My point is that I am going to get a 5er but looking at the specs it is impossible to keep the pin weight where they say it needs to be. I looked at one I like and the max wt is 14000 but it still has a 2200lb pin weight. I plan to weigh my truck with fuel and family and are already ordering air bags, for current set up but Jeez all this weight stuff seems misleading.
Does anyone agree you can't get to the weight but bigger factor is more payload?
2012 Lacrosse 303RK
2012 F250 6.7 diesel