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Old 09-18-2013, 10:20 AM   #41
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I think you are reading far too much into the sticker on the body pillar. I have examined countless threads on this subject, and have yet to see any conclusive evidence- and much to the contrary, even from former LEO- that the yellow tag has any legal standing what-so-ever.
Dustman, please read posts 7, 9, & 13 in this thread: 5th Wheel Towable With 1/2 Ton Truck
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Old 09-18-2013, 10:27 AM   #42
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I had a Cruiser Rv 276 toy hauler which is the same as the xlr 27. I towed With a f150 ecoboost for a while. It towed fine until I put two four wheelers in the garage. I upgraded to a 2011 2500 hd duramax. It was just too much for the f150.
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Old 09-18-2013, 11:34 AM   #43
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Dustman, please read posts 7, 9, & 13 in this thread: 5th Wheel Towable With 1/2 Ton Truck
This discussion deviates from the original post somewhat, so I'll wrap it up with this statement:


That contradicts the statements I've read from other LEO that claim, basically, that as long as you are non-commercial you won't have any issues unless it is apparent that you are creating an unsafe situation and can be cited for reckless endangerment or something along those lines. Maybe it's based upon state law and not federal? Also, I'll point out that he states he is a COMMERCIAL VEHICLE INSPECTOR. As in, your hauling something that requires a CDL. Also, don't forget, anyone can say anything out here on the Internet. I've still yet to see any solid information proving one can be legally responsible for going over the limits of the payload cap on the yellow sticker. Do you think that every time a family loads up into a minivan they weigh themselves and their luggage to make sure they are under the yellow tag? Using your logic, everyone would have to do so or be breaking the law and face criminal or civil litigation. I am still waiting for someone to post a link proving someone was successfully prosecuted or sued for being overweight in a NON-COMMERCIAL vehicle.
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:29 PM   #44
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Well Jesse.

It would seem you have some information in front of you. Some good other parts questionable and alike. The decision is ultimately yours to make. My last advice is to go ask your local shop mechanic what he thinks about your truck and what you want to do with it. Next ask your insurance company if you are covered in that situation or not and ask their advice on coverage. If you want to take it further stop at one of your local weigh scales and ask them.
Put it all in a grinder in your mind and then decide.

Either way....happy on..!
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Old 09-18-2013, 07:52 PM   #45
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Will it tow it??? of course. Would I...NO! truck up or camper down!
http://changingears.com/index.shtml
Some folks are safe and other more risky. I happen to be one of the safe ones.

Towing, weights loads and trucks threads always heat up and end mostly the same.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:40 AM   #46
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Also check tongue weight. My 27hfs when dry is pushing 800+
How does your RAM 1500 perform with the 27hfs? I've got an '11 Laramie crew 4x4 5.7 rambox. 355 axel ratio.

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Old 09-25-2013, 10:31 AM   #47
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the truck could pull it, legally doubt full, at a decent speed, not even with the wind pushing it from behind, Ford needs to start putting the v10 back in the 250's, 350's, that was with out a doubt one of the best gas motors ever made, had the pulling power of a decent diesel, with out the price tag......good job ford for messing a good thing up....rant over just a big v10 fan
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Ford needs to start putting the v10 back in the 250's, 350's, that was with out a doubt one of the best gas motors ever made, had the pulling power of a decent diesel, with out the price tag......good job ford for messing a good thing up....rant over just a big v10 fan

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I towed my 27HFS with a 2006 F150 4sp 3:55 for about 8 months. The truck had enough power but I started to get a shudder in the rear end on acceleration during a turn. First while towing but then started to notice when not towing.

I traded the truck on a 2009 2500 6.0 gasser...no comparison. Power, stability and braking were so much improved. Not because of switching brands but the 2500/250's are just so much more solid. We can all look at the numbers but real world experience is where it is at. These trailers are marketed as 1/2 ton towable and it is possible but some roads have hills and then there is the wind! A big variable...don't do it.
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