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Old 03-04-2016, 09:13 AM   #31
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I am just curious how many ppl are running over payload and over towing capacity in here?

I looked at a new 2016 F150 with max tow and max payload of 11,500/2650, the Crusader I was looking at is 295RST 1278 payload/8480 weight.

It is quite easy to get close to the max payload, figure

full tank of fuel 350
Two adults 330
Dog 43
Crap food water 200
Firewood 150
Misc stuff in bed 100

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Seems getting a F350 PSD SCREW SB with a payload of 3800 and max tow of 15,500 is the most reasonable towing vehicle for a 5er. Price of F350 is a concern for me as I use this one truck for daily commuter and towing. I might just be forced to stay with my Hybrid Roo for a few years more before jumping to a 5th wheel.


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Old 03-04-2016, 11:50 AM   #32
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Everyone's comfort level is different. Also different terrain gives a totally different tow experience. I tow high passes constantly ( coquahalla- highway through hell) and need the easy pull of low end torque I get from a diesel. I know if I was towing elsewhere my solution may differ.


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Old 03-04-2016, 03:06 PM   #33
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You get what you can afford providing It will do the job safely, I'm not a big fan of gassers but I been driving diesels since the late 80's and owned them since 92' and once you get use to the torque you won't go back plus I like having more truck then I need.
The truck you see in the pic is my daily driver and has been since I ordered it in 01' and 359,000 miles ago.
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I get 16 to 17 mpg( 8900# empty) in the summer and 10.5 steady towing (21,500 gross) w/3.73 gears running in O/D (I have the 6-speed manual) but I don't drive above 68 mph much and It has a 120hp chip with a 4" turbo back exhaust.
I'm looking right now for a replacement but the cost is crazy, just a XLT SRW F-350 crew cab LB are around 50 to 55K hell the F-150's are not a deal either.

I would think long and hard before you buy a used Diesel more so on the newer ones then the old, the maintenance is not a big deal but It's very important it gets done on-time and with quality stuff (filters and oils) these newer fuel systems are very fussy and don't like anything but good clean fuel( I don't remember who said they drain the water separator each month but hears to you, very smart) so not knowing who took care of that stuff before you would be very unsettling for me.

Just like the others have said,The pin weights are around 20% in the real world, mine is 2180# with the trailer weight around 11,500# and like you said I'm sure theres a lot of them running over weight and don't even realize it.
Good luck on what ever you decide and enjoy the 2016 camping season.
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Old 03-04-2016, 04:05 PM   #34
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You get what you can afford providing It will do the job safely, I'm not a big fan of gassers but I been driving diesels since the late 80's and owned them since 92' and once you get use to the torque you won't go back plus I like having more truck then I need.

The truck you see in the pic is my daily driver and has been since I ordered it in 01' and 359,000 miles ago.

http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...1&d=1457119440

I get 16 to 17 mpg( 8900# empty) in the summer and 10.5 steady towing (21,500 gross) w/3.73 gears running in O/D (I have the 6-speed manual) but I don't drive above 68 mph much and It has a 120hp chip with a 4" turbo back exhaust.

I'm looking right now for a replacement but the cost is crazy, just a XLT SRW F-350 crew cab LB are around 50 to 55K hell the F-150's are not a deal either.



I would think long and hard before you buy a used Diesel more so on the newer ones then the old, the maintenance is not a big deal but It's very important it gets done on-time and with quality stuff (filters and oils) these newer fuel systems are very fussy and don't like anything but good clean fuel( I don't remember who said they drain the water separator each month but hears to you, very smart) so not knowing who took care of that stuff before you would be very unsettling for me.



Just like the others have said,The pin weights are around 20% in the real world, mine is 2180# with the trailer weight around 11,500# and like you said I'm sure theres a lot of them running over weight and don't even realize it.

Good luck on what ever you decide and enjoy the 2016 camping season.

Nice bit of info, as I really want a Diesel but the new ones would give me a mortgage and I don't like debt. The F150 I have pulls my Roo Hybrid fine, so I do all the maintenance on time and don't have any issues. I might just stay with the 1/2 ton until I am ready to upgrade as a 3/4 ton would be overkill for a 5100# RV for now, would be nice but I am in the safe zone now with Payload and hitch/trailer weight and I don't go above 65.....




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Old 03-05-2016, 08:21 PM   #35
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Looks like I got the Thumbs up from the greatest women in my life to get a Platinum F350 2015 or 2016 in White fully loaded so guess I won't be buying the F150 off of my lease


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Old 03-05-2016, 08:54 PM   #36
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I love this women encouraged me to just reach for my dream and not look back


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Old 03-06-2016, 07:54 PM   #38
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Well played!! All except the white part....
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Hope that bad boy doesn't hurt your Roo.
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I love the Pearl White color but I may get Black as both colors are popular. That truck should have no trouble pulling the Roo until I can find a good used Crusader 5th wheel


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