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Old 02-09-2014, 07:59 AM   #11
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Have you looked at the 24hfs? The Titan will pull this one much easier anywhere you want with the dirtbikes in it.

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Old 02-09-2014, 08:00 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by OldCoot View Post
I pulled an 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS (33') over 35,000 miles and now a 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS 5er with an 05 Silverado 1500 Ext. Cab with a 5.3L and a 3.23 rear gear with no problems. I tow 60-65 mph and have been in the Appalachian Mtns, Ozark Mtns and all thru the Smokeys. I just get in the truck lane and stay right with the semis or pass a few. I don't win drag races, but am not worried one bit about overloading the truck. I have air bags and LR E tires on the truck.

If you have P tires on the truck, I would change them to a LT LR E tire and go for it. The P tires are too soft in the sidewalls to tow an rv trailer in the 25' or longer range.
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We have over 25K miles pulling a 08 Cougar 291RLS all over the Rockies and into Washington state in the Cascade Mtns. Now pulling a '14 8289WS Rockwood with the same truck. Cougar GVWR 10.3k, Rockwood 9.3K both 5rs. Air bags and E tires a must.

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Old 02-09-2014, 08:24 AM   #13
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Towing the 29hfs he will be going over his trucks weight limits. Sure it will pull it, but I would not recommend going over his trucks tow limit.
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Old 02-10-2014, 10:58 AM   #14
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Maybe an Outback Terrain 230TRS would work for you and be way easier to handle, camping is about fun and pulling a house behind you will not be fun.
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Old 02-10-2014, 09:41 PM   #15
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I have the ecoboost f150 and I would want no more than my 24 xlr. The tongue weight on mine is barely more than half of that 29. I just recommend upgrading your truck if you really want that floor plan.
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Old 02-10-2014, 11:34 PM   #16
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I'm pulling a 29dsbh with a 2003 expedition and 3.73 gears. It can pull it fine but when it comes to hills and stopping, it doesn't do so well. I would also suggest a 3/4 ton rather than tossing money towards new gears in your Titan.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:50 AM   #17
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We have a 27HFS and pulled it with a F150 5.4 4 speed with 3.55 ratio. Power was not a big problem as long as you are patient but I started getting rear end shudder after about 9 months of towing when turning a corner from a stop. I traded for a 2500 HD and have never been sorry. The half ton would pull the trailer nicely but when we got the heavier truck, we realized just what a stable pull feels like. Don't make the same mistake I did. As 10X says, "not enough truck".

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Old 02-18-2014, 10:10 PM   #18
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I had a Titan with big tow. Pulling an XLR 23fbv. Added air bags, e rated tires. Never felt comfortable pulling the trailer. But I got the camper to the campground. Came across a deal on a 2010 F350 SRW. 6.4 Powerstroke. I couldn't pass it up. I know how fun that Titan is to drive. Just feels like a sports car. I had a Bully Dog tuner on it to. I brought the 350 and sold my Titan For $1000 Less Then I owed. Not to mention all the aftermarket parts I put on it. It was very hard for me to let that truck go. I can now drive with one hand on the wheel and I'm relaxed when I get to the campground. Took a trip through the Rockies last summer with the 350. I would not want to do that with the Titan. Titan has the power, drinks the gas, just isn't heavy enough to control the trailer.

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