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Old 03-14-2017, 08:10 PM   #1
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F350 too much truck?

I'm hoping for some honest input, rather than the motto its never too much.

I'm looking at upgrading my 2006 f150 with a 5.r v-8 to a 2016 6.7 liter 350 diesel.

I'm pulling a 2017 Cherokee 274VFK trailer.

My F150 pulls the trailer now, but a crewcab would fit the family better.

Any input?
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:16 PM   #2
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You may wish to publish the relevant ratings on the trailer and truck, rather than expect other members to take the time to do the research. Without the numbers there is no real starting point.

You may also wish to then form your own opinion, and the basis thereof, and see if others agree with your choice of what constitutes enough truck.

And yes, I am "baiting you" to do your own heavy lifting. If you don't understand what numbers are relevant, you can research that as well.

There certainly are plenty of posts on this forum where others have provided numbers and members have provided input.

Your efforts will provide a good training exercise.

You will get opinions from people who respect the weight ratings and those who don't. You will have to decide upon which side of the scales you stand.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:16 PM   #3
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Normally it just me and the boss, liking the room and the way 8000 pounds moves so effortlessly.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:19 PM   #4
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Where do you wish to be in the envelope?

That answer should allow you to make that determination.

Personally, I can never have too much storage.

A 350 crew-cab, long-bed diesel will do you just fine.

There aren't many down-sides to one.

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If you can afford it then go for it. I wouldn't rule out GMC or Ram though. The Duramax and Cummings are both fine engines. All three make a good truck.
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Old 03-14-2017, 08:25 PM   #6
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I went from a 2010 f150 with a 5.4 to a 2012 f350 6.7. My trailer is a Flagstaff V-Lite at around 9000 pounds loaded. Both pulled the trailer fine. The 350 does it alot better and when it comes to stopping it is leaps and bounds better. I do not get the bounce and wiggle from the 350 like I did out of the 150.
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Don't know the specs on your trailer, but not sure that you can have too much truck but you can have too small of truck.



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Old 03-14-2017, 08:50 PM   #8
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I have a '15 F350 supercrew longbed Platinum and it is just enough truck.

The only downside is that you have to orbit the earth twice and get ATC clearance in order line up for a parking spot.

Get the F350 because odds are you'll eventually get a bigger camper.
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F350 too much truck?

Bought a 2013 F350 long bed crew cab with gas engine and I love it. At 22' it is long. As skyliner said it is not the easiest to park but love the room and the gas has more than enough tow capacity for my needs. Had it all over the Colorado and Wyoming Rockies with my 8,500 lb loaded Windjammer and had no problems.
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Typically a 1T truck is plenty for most travel trailers and fifth wheels, but an F series....?
I drive a CC DRW 4x4 diesel daily, & wont go back to a gasser, even if I sold my camper. Much nicer to drive in my opinion.
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