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Old 09-29-2016, 12:40 AM   #11
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Really an F250doesnt solve the payload problem for even a medium 5er. Think F350 and maybe drw. I have been specing a tv out for a 5er my wife likes but a F250 is outclassed in payload.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:12 PM   #12
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Really an F250doesnt solve the payload problem for even a medium 5er. Think F350 and maybe drw. I have been specing a tv out for a 5er my wife likes but a F250 is outclassed in payload.
That is not true at all, there are many F250 configurations that have over 3000lb payload capacity. The OP is looking for a financially responsible way to get more comfortable pulling his existing unit, I am pretty sure a duallie of any type does not fit that bill.
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Old 09-29-2016, 02:25 PM   #13
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Most medium to large 5ers loaded have pin weight near or above 3000. Then there is the hitch, gear, passengers. Weigh it on a Cat scale. My dealer says about 80% of the 250s they weigh with 5ers are over payload.

Most folks have no idea they are way overloaded. You must weigh the rig to know. For 5ers and f250s it is a fact. You may squeak by on a small one. Payload and rear axle max are the problem. Don't take my word on it. Cat scales charge $10.50 for a weigh and allow unlimited reweighs for $2 in 24 hours. Please don't recommend f250s unless a loaded configuration has been weighed and verified. Most by far wont make it on a medium to large 5er. Sorry.

I am looking at a 5er now and will need an f350 duelly to make payload.
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Really an F250doesnt solve the payload problem for even a medium 5er. Think F350 and maybe drw. I have been specing a tv out for a 5er my wife likes but a F250 is outclassed in payload.

There is some truth to your point, however the OP doesn't have a 5er at all, nor do they express any interest in getting one.
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:41 PM   #15
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Hello OP,

If you have P or passenger tire fill them to max pressure. Based upon manufacturers specs this can give you an idea if the tire are part of the problem. Then upgrade to LT truck tires. I did this test with my F 150 and my fifth wheel. I figured I was 900 lbs over CCC. This helped a lot.

Let us know how you make out.
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When someone starts one of these threads they should state the obvious. "We all know or should know that a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is a more capable towing vehicle than a 1/2 ton; however I am more interested in what improvements I can make to my stock 1/2 ton truck for a better towing experience."
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When someone starts one of these threads they should state the obvious. "We all know or should know that a 3/4 or 1 ton truck is a more capable towing vehicle than a 1/2 ton; however I am more interested in what improvements I can make to my stock 1/2 ton truck for a better towing experience."
This would take all of the fun out of it.

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Threw a lot of things at my Titan trying to make it better. Sadly nothing really worked, small improvements yes. Nothing that gave that feeling of comfort. Most people who tow with the Titan have the same question. I just don't think it makes a good TV for TT or 5ers. Personally I am very glad I traded it in. I really enjoy not worrying about everything with the truck. I can enjoy every trip regardless of weather, road conditions, and traffic.

If you are going to stick with Titan change out the gear oil in rear to synthetic oil.
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It is not about pulling but rather stopping it. I you are ever involved in a accident and they find you overloaded with a TT or 5er get ready to see the lawyers line up against you. Trade it and move up find a TV that meets your needs.
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Old 09-29-2016, 04:43 PM   #20
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Yes - I finally got my brother-in-law to admit he had a broken spring on his F250 Platinum pulling a 39' Keystone Sprinter 5er after he argued it was enough truck for a year. Actually, his wife made the confession. His loaded pin weight was 3050 even though the empty pin weight advertises 800 lbs. lighter. He only weighed it after he had the problem.

Lawyers love to represent folks suing those towing too heavy of loads or other towing problems that caused accidents and injuries. Swaying is very bad as well.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyer.net/...accidents.html
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