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Old 01-13-2013, 11:42 AM   #11
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Thanks for the info Pitcrew. The possibility of the sway is one of my may concern's with a SRW. Hearing from someone who has pulled this size with a SRW is helpful. Appreciate the info from life2short..too. I'll have to think about that and maybe go smaller or possibly put dually kit on my truck for more stability.
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Old 01-13-2013, 12:32 PM   #12
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I pull a 2011 Blue Ridge 40' 5er with a dry hitch weight of 1,930 lbs, an unloaded vehicle weight of 13,159, and GVWR of 16,080. My tow vehicle is a 2008 Ford F-250 4x4 with the 6.4 powerstroke. I had a set of Firestone Ride-Rite air bags installed with in-cab controls. I've pulled it on several long trips and never had any trouble at all with sway. As long as I keep 50 to 70 psi in the air bags, it drives great. I try to hold the speed to 65, but sometimes have let it get as high as 75 going downhill and still didn't feel unstable. I keep a good set of Michelin load range E tires on my truck and keep them inflated to 80 psi. I don't think you would have a problem pulling with your SRW IF you have airbags. My truck didn't steer well at all pulling this beast before I added the bags.
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Old 01-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #13
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Thanks for the info Mike. After thinking this over more, I may just go with this size 5er and see how it does tow with the airbags and if needed, then add the dually kit. Not ready to upgrade to a new truck at this point and like what I have, which only has about 55K miles on it. I really appreciate the info from all and use it in my decission.
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:47 PM   #14
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Here is what I pull...

Indybob,

I have a 2006 GMC 2500 with a duramax diesel and allison transmission...pull a cedar creek 362bts with no problem. The truck rides level and has plenty of power. I did not need to add airbags. I am selling the camper now, you can go under the classifieds and see pictures of both the 5th whell and the truck hooked up.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:19 PM   #15
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Thanks for the info Lyonsden.
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