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Old 09-26-2016, 09:08 AM   #71
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Old 09-26-2016, 09:35 AM   #72
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That car was a death trap BEFORE hooking up the trailer!
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Old 09-26-2016, 10:33 AM   #73
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Not just here either. I read some posts about the same thing on the Duramax forum yesterday. People were ready to choke one another.

A large segment of the 5th wheels in the campground I'm staying at are pulled by 1/2 tons, right at or way over their payload.

"But it's a Hemi!!!"

A lot of the 3/4 ton trucks pulling 5ers are at or over payload as well ~ some 1 tons too.

"But it's a diesel!!!"
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Old 09-26-2016, 07:35 PM   #74
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I was at the Ford dealer looking to trade my 150 for a Super Duty.
They had two 250 Lariats side by side virtually identical except for one thing.
One was diesel and one gas.
Cargo rating 2700 for gas vs 2000 for diesel.
Since the 150's cargo was 1600, I couldn't justify getting a diesel 250.
Just an explanation for greatly variable cargo ratings.
the diesels wight a lot and that drops the cargo cap . my 3/4 has a cargo of 3260. you could get the 250 work truck with a diesel and it will have larger cap . the150 is only good for the very smallest of TT's .lol
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:09 PM   #75
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My entry-level 2011 Ram 2500 ST (stock) CC w/5.7 Hemi has a payload of 3,000 but a GCVW of only 15,000... Fully packed for big trips we're very close to GCVW but about 500 under payload. We've traveled throughout the Smoky Mountains with plenty of extra power & without the tranny overheating so I feel our TV & TT is a good match. Also, upgrading from stock/crappy brake controller to a P3 has given us a HUGE safety margin.

IMO HD trucks are better suited to "work" at full capacity day-in and day-out vs. 1/2 tons. For a number of years I helped to maintain a fleet of 1/2, 3/4 & 1 ton trucks for construction & utility companies. We burned through brakes & transmissions on most of our 1/2 tons whereas the bigger trucks lasted & lasted. The gas engines cost a lot less to buy & maintain, so the 3/4 ton gassers gave us the most bang/buck...
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Old 09-26-2016, 08:30 PM   #76
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Find a good hitch shop, best a locally owned place not a chain. Go there before you buy anything. These guys will probably know more about towing than anybody - here there or anywhere. Tell them what you want to do and they will give you an education,
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Old 09-28-2016, 12:07 PM   #77
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When I first started looking at TTers. I stopped at one place and the first thing he asked "What are you using to tow?".

Cool. This guy might actually care.

I told him I was going to be using my 04 sport trac. I said everything, me the wife and all our crap WITH the trailer can't be over 5500lbs.

He takes notes on every word I just said.

For the next 20 minutes he drags me thought the lot looking at the GVW on every TT he had. And finding me all the ones that were AT 5000 to 5500 sitting on the lot. After the 4th one I was like

Me: "Dude, thats my max. If I hook up to that, I would have to simply look at it. Just by getting in the truck I would be over loaded.".


Salesguy: "oh...I thought you said 5500 was your max?"

Me: "Yeah, I did. Max, with us and our stuff. See ya later man."
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First time I've seen a coffin with wheels !!
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Old 09-29-2016, 03:57 PM   #79
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You can pull anything on this lot with that F250.

Looking at new F250 2017 last night. Click image for larger version

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Crew equipped. Not bad at all.
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