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Old 06-02-2016, 12:55 PM   #11
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Have towed a 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS over 40,000 miles with my 05 Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L and a 3.23 rear end. 1100# pin wt. Don't have any problems. Pull most of the time 65 mph on flat and sometimes down to 35mph going up in the mountains east of the Mississippi. So it can be done.
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Old 06-02-2016, 01:00 PM   #12
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That's why I stick to a bumper pull with my half ton. Payload is the issue with the pin weight. You also need to consider the extra frontage. I am not even sure what the specs are for trailer frontage. I think about 60 square feet for the f150. I think you wit be hard pressed to find a fifth wheel with that or less.
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Light front end with the 150

When we traded our TT for 7700 pound 5er we tried using our 2006 F150. While there were no real problems with power or braking, the front end was light which made handling at speeds above 55 mph an issue. The solution would have been airbags to level out the ride but we opted for a 3/4 ton truck instead.
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My truck measures within 1/2" of stock unloaded height whether towing or not. Use air bags. Not light on front end at all. Have towed up to 75 mph going down hill on short distances and still no problems.
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My truck measures within 1/2" of stock unloaded height whether towing or not. Use air bags. Not light on front end at all. Have towed up to 75 mph going down hill on short distances and still no problems.
Methinks I would jump ship were I on board.
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Methinks I would jump ship were I on board.
TOWTA is the rh governor and she doesn't say a word. There is no sway or anything.
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Have towed a 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS over 40,000 miles with my 05 Silverado 1500 with a 5.3L and a 3.23 rear end. 1100# pin wt. Don't have any problems. Pull most of the time 65 mph on flat and sometimes down to 35mph going up in the mountains east of the Mississippi. So it can be done.
Brake jobs?Trans overhaul? Mileage? Suspension repair? 5er is hurting that TV And as you are well aware of Coot. Damn near anything can "tow" damn near anything!
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This of course sent me down the path at looking for a Ram 2500 diesel. I was very disappointed when I noticed the payload on those trucks weren't much better than my 1500. I love the look of the new Rams and found a awesome truck. Dealer is willing to give it to me at dealer invoice BUT its payload is only 2168. Most 5ers will eat that up .
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Brake jobs?Trans overhaul? Mileage? Suspension repair? 5ver is hurting that TV And as you are well aware of Coot. Damn near anything can "tow" damn near anything!
No trans problems, brakes at 60,000 miles, air bags, no heating problems, NOTHING so far. Over 95,000 miles on truck. When it blows or something breaks, I'll just repair it. BTW, it is MY TRUCK, bought and paid for with no payments.
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