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Old 09-14-2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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Need help with 2005 F-250

Greetings all. Hoping someone can hel me out with a question. My family is looking at upgrading from a 2008 Crossroads Cruiser 30SK to a 2012 Sierra 365. The Ford reps are telling me that my 2005 F-250 will pull the 365 with no issue. They did state that I may want to add air bags to help off set the additional tongue weight. Is anyone out there pulling a 365 with a truck of this size? Any issues that you have had pulling it? I do not want to upgrade the truck just to be able to upgrade the camper. Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 09-15-2011, 07:02 AM   #2
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I am not, but hope to have a similar configuration in a few years . On my last trip my neighbor has that setup (2004 I think) and he said it was no problems, he did install air bags as well. Not completely sure on your model year but the current 250/350 difference according to my local Ford dealer is a leaf spring. I have wondered if you could just add the additional lead spring to match the 350 cargo capacity rather then airbags? Cost would be a little more but it it is possible then I would be "better" I would imagine????
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Old 09-15-2011, 08:44 AM   #3
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you won't have any problem pulling it. i would check the manual on the F250 and see if it exceeds the recommended weight. i have a 2002 F350. believe my recommend pull weight is 12000. they keep upping the ratings with each year.

my old F250 extended cab (92), weighed 6200 w/one full tank.
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We really need some more information. What is the GVWR of the new trailer? That are the rest of the specs on the truck (diesel/gas, 4X4/2X4, etc.)?
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Simply not enough information to give you any sort of educated answer.
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Old 09-15-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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Not enough info here to give an UN-educated answer.
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Old 09-15-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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Greetings all. Hoping someone can hel me out with a question. My family is looking at upgrading from a 2008 Crossroads Cruiser 30SK to a 2012 Sierra 365. The Ford reps are telling me that my 2005 F-250 will pull the 365 with no issue. They did state that I may want to add air bags to help off set the additional tongue weight. Is anyone out there pulling a 365 with a truck of this size? Any issues that you have had pulling it? I do not want to upgrade the truck just to be able to upgrade the camper. Any help would be appreciated.
It will pull it, I have the 365SAQ. Not sure which F250 you have so I loaded the 05 specs below for you.

FYI, I traded my 2500 for a 3500 when we purchased our 365, two reasons in my mind first we would have been at the upper end of the capacity range and I want a little more comfort zone, second the benefit of the dual wheel stability. But that was just me considering 14,000 lbs hooked to TV with my family in the TV.
The 365 has a hitch weight of 2,060 lbs, and a GVWR or 14,060

Your issue will be in the payload of the F250, on a 4x2 depending on engine it goes from 3,100 lbs to 3,900 lbs with the 5th being 2,060 that will not leave much capacity for the truck. This is the difference between the 250 and the 350, options are new springs or air bags (maybe).

F-250/350 SuperCab SRW5.4L V-8 11,700/11,200 18,000
6.8L V-10 (a) 12,500 (16,600/16,200) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 12,500 (16,100/15,600) 23,000
F-350 SuperCab DRW 5.4L V-8 11,900/11,400 18,500
6.8L V-10 15,000 (16,300/15,900) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 15,000 (18,800/18,400) (b) 26,000
F-250/350 Crew Cab SRW 5.4L V-8 11,500/11,100 18,000
6.8L V-10 (a) 12,500 (16,400/15,900) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 12,500 (15,900/15,400) 23,000
F-350 Crew Cab DRW 6.8L V-10 15,000 (16,100/15,600) 23,000

6.0L V-8 TD 15,000 (18,700/18,300) (b) 26,000

(a)
Deduct 500 pounds for F-250.
(b)


Must have TowBoss package for fifth-wheel towing.
Deduct 2,500 pounds from fifth-wheel tow ratings and
GCWR without TowBoss package.


For a more complete answer we need the particulars of your truck, 4x2, 4x4, crew, ext cab, bed length, engine, tranny, tow package (if it is on it), etc.


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