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Old 06-23-2015, 11:37 AM   #11
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Pulling 5th wheel with Ford F150 4x4

I just purchased a Flagstaff Classic Super Lite 5th wheel and I pull it with
a Ford F150 4x4 with 3.5L Ecoboost Engine. It also has the 5 1/2 foot bed.
I just got back from a trip out east and it pulled fine. I did get the slide hitch.

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Old 06-23-2015, 11:41 AM   #12
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We've pulled over 3,500 miles with a 1/2 ton. But be aware that the 1/2 we have was factory built to have a Max tow package. I was told by the dealer you could never expect to buy our build off the lot.

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Old 06-23-2015, 11:49 AM   #13
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Have pulled a 2012 Flagstaff over 40K literally all over the area east of the Mississippi with no problems with my Silverado 1500, 5.3L w/ 3.23 rear end. Going up the mountains, I just get over in the truck lane and go with the flow. Not in any hurry, on flat land, cruise at 60-65.
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Old 06-23-2015, 12:33 PM   #14
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I don't know of many fivers that I would with a one half ton pu, Casita or Scamp. If I was only doing 1 mile like one of the above posters, I would do it. I have tried it, once, you must stop and that is not so easy with a one half ton pu. I also had a fiver that was to be towed with a half ton pu. Not me. Good Luck
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:35 PM   #15
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We had a 2012 RAM 1500 with 5.7 HEMI, 4x2. We towed a 2013 Rockwood 8265ws (29') from Ontario to Arizona and back and a 2014 Rockwood 8282ws (32') from Ontario to Texas and back. Put airbags in coils. Had no problems whatsoever towing it through mountains and hilly countryside. We traded the RAM in for a new 2015 F150 as we now wanted a supercrew and the Ford offered increased towing/carrying capacity. Ford is the only company that actually gives you a towing limit for a 5th wheel, which in the case of my truck is 10,400 lbs. Dry weight of my 8282ws is 7900 lbs. As everyone has already said, look at the weights of the 5th wheels (dry and loaded) and at the capacity of your truck. Leave yourself a safety margin, don't borderline. It's not always what you can tow, but always what you can stop.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:36 PM   #16
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We pull a Prime Time Crusader 270RET just under 8000 lbs. First trip to South Carolina, 2800 miles, second trip to Alaska, 15000 miles, third trip to California, 9800 miles, fourth trip Florida 4,800 miles, no problems except a wheel bearing on the trailer. We ordered the truck from the factory because we wanted the 163 inch wheel base 8 foot bed with heavy duty capability. Cargo load about 2600 lbs with extra leaf spring in rear suspension. Before California trip I added a Helwig rear sway bar which really helped handling.
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Old 06-23-2015, 03:56 PM   #17
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I pull the 8289ws with my F150 SCREW 4x4 and have had no issues the past 3500 miles towing. I did get LT tires and airbags installed on it. I keep the speed limit at 60 - 63 (as recommended with the ST Marathons I have on), and have no issues with hills or stopping. IBC is set at 6.5 and its a comfortable ride. Me and the DW do travel light also. Would I have bought the same F150, probably not, I would have upgraded to the 250 or a diesel just for the extra beef. But over all I am pleased.
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Old 06-23-2015, 04:55 PM   #18
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I wanted to go 5th wheel with my Tundra 5.7 4x4. After exhaustive research I decided against it. The main reason is not so much the amount it will tow, but the axel rating, particularly the rear one. When you attach a hitch and the 5er you're probably exceeding the axel rating. Sure you can do it and I do see it done but it better be a small one so you might be unsafe. As good as the Tundra brakes are as beefy as a 3/4 ton TV.I'm like you, love my Tundra but went with a TT until I see what the new 2016 Tubdra diesel looks like.
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Old 06-23-2015, 05:13 PM   #19
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I had a 2008 dodge 1500 4x4 and pulled a 25 5th with no slides for several years. To LA, FL, PA almost NY and back again to WV where I traded in on the camper I have now. Upgraded to 2500 before buying this camper.

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Old 06-23-2015, 05:28 PM   #20
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I also really wanted a 5r. I have a 1500 GMC with the max tow. Could i have done it yes. After tons of research i decided with a TT. I could go bigger with more of what we wanted. I have a 30ft that weighs in around 7 empty. It pulls it just fine. I get around 11mpg as well.

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