Originally Posted by BoatDude
We have a 2013 CC 36 CKTS. I need a tow vehicle to pull it south (1000 miles) once or twice a year. I looked at a 2013 F350 Lariat today with a 6.7 power stroke diesel, SWD and a 3.55 rear gear. It is prep with the 5th wheel package. I would think this would do the job very well. I would rather not have to get a DRW.
Any suggestions from those that have the same 5er?
We towed our 2012 36CKTS all over the country with
an F350 but it was a DRW SuperCab and it had the 3.73:1
rear axle. Will the SRW work? Sure it will however,
your cargo carrying capacity will be lower than a Dually
so you will need to watch your load in your TV and the Creek.
Washer Dryer, Crew Cab, tool box, genset, Amelda Marcos shoe collection
and a basement brimming with toys all factor in. The biggest item that most folks overlook is the load capacity of the rear tires on the SRW TV. If the TV has 17" wheels you will be way over max because they are E rated load tires. You will need G rated to safely tow so you will need 16 or 17.5 and larger wheels to get G or higher rated rubber. Hope this helps you make a safe choice.
We also towed with an F250 SRW CC SB for one long trip. It did ok but no range, no fuel economy and little stability convinced us that we needed a long bed Dually.