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Old 12-14-2015, 02:20 PM   #11
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Old 12-14-2015, 03:24 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Jesse View Post
Recently purchased a new King Ranch F250 4x4 6.7L Diesel SRW, it can handle 15,100 lbs with fifth wheel hauling. I am wishing to purchase a Silverback 37RL at 12,830 lbs. With all extra weight added, we are looking at towing about 13,800 lbs. Respectfully from you seasoned haulers, does this seem ok with the weight? Many Thanks!
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Old 12-15-2015, 01:57 PM   #13
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You're going to have Silverback 37RL as your first RV!? Wow, you're braver the me!

Here's a great website for weighing and calculating weights for a 5th wheel by forum member Ependydad:

Actual Weights - Fifth Wheel Weights from CAT Scales - Towing Planner

I agree with all the advice given.

juice5, I've never been lucky enough to have a big enough tow vehicle that I "don't know it's back there". All I can say is I trust you don't drive like it's not back there!
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Old 12-15-2015, 05:56 PM   #14
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My 2 cents worth...think you also need to look at where you plan to travel.
We have a 2500 and pull a CC 34 rlsa and have no problems pulling but do have issues stopping when going across the "Rockies "...
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Old 12-15-2015, 06:38 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by hbillsmith View Post
After scales and stickers, its really all about available Payload. For the 250s and 2500s its 10,000 pounds minus the trucks combined scale weight when loaded with passengers, fuel, hitch in the bed and the family's "stuff". Example, my 2015 2500 has a sticker Payload available 2,519#, after scaling as described, the 10000# delta is 1,994#.

My 5th wheel tow capability has plenty of room, so I looked to the Rear Axle and tire capabilities, doing that I have more truck rear payload room. With that method, I just had to make sure I didn't get a 5th wheel where my tongue weight was less than the 10% to 25% safety factor.

Bottom line, I'm barely within my truck scaled payload availability, but I'm comfortable with the margin of closeness based upon better measures on RAWR and trailer pin weight.
X2 Makes a lot of sense!!

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