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Old 09-24-2015, 02:00 AM   #1
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Question for 371REBH Owners

Hello All,

I'm brand new here and my wife and I have decided to full-time in a 371REBH.

My main question is what tow vehicle are you using to haul this 5th wheel? How does your vehicle do with it? Any concerns or issues?

I know it's a good size and the newer model trucks (across all brands) can handle it easily but I have an older truck that also doubles for work (I'm a farrier) and I would like to keep it a few more years to max out my work investment.

Any help you could provide would be most helpful and I appreciate your time. Looking forward to this interesting forum.

- Ralph


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Old 09-24-2015, 04:15 AM   #2
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Ralph, spill the beans already... what's that old work truck all about? Ford, Dodge, GM? Half-ton, three-quarter-ton etc?
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Old 09-24-2015, 10:20 AM   #3
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I tow with a MDT. International 4700. Way more truck than required but that's the way I like it. Delivery driver that deliverd it to us had a duramax 2500 sw. Said it done fine.
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Old 09-24-2015, 02:25 PM   #4
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I have a 2007 Ford F-250 that I use for work hauling a shoeing trailer. I'd like to keep it a few more years (for the business aspect) before having to upgrade. The trailer salesman said any 3/4 ton built in the last 5 years will tow the 371REBH, but of course I took that with a grain of salt. I can't afford new and there is quite a price difference between a 2007 and something used 5 years or newer.

Looking at the specs for the 2007 I think I am short so that's why I was wondering what everyone who has this trailer actually tows it with? A sort of real world survey, if you will...

Thanks for the replies - I really appreciate it! - R


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Old 09-24-2015, 03:19 PM   #5
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Depending on cab and engine, I think you might be fine with the over all weight, its the payload that might be the issue with your set up. You don't want to be towing over the rear axle weight. That's the only thing I would have to say about that. If your good on weights, then tow away and enjoy!
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Old 09-24-2015, 03:40 PM   #6
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I have a 371REBH tow its with a 2500 GMC Diesel, no problem at all towing and get between 10.5 and 11.5 towing at 65-67 mph. what I like is I can even use the cruise control and it doesn't even down shift my gas 2500 always downshifted even towing my cycle trailer
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Old 09-24-2015, 11:02 PM   #7
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I tow mine with a 2015 3/4 GMC diesel. Pulls great but I am maxed out on my GCWR (24,500).

As stated previously I get about 10.5-11 MPG towing 65-70 MPH.

One thing about the newer trucks is the exhaust brake and updated frames and heavy duty brakes.... 2011+.

I scaled in at 24,540 gross coming back from Myrtle Beach this summer.... She is a heavy one!
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Old 09-25-2015, 04:08 AM   #8
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I have a 2007 Ford F-250 that I use for work hauling a shoeing trailer.
Oil burner or gas? Regular cab? Axle ratio?

That's a honk'n big fiver and and I'm thinking that, ya... you might be short.
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2013 3500hd, 4.10 gears, single rear wheel. 6.0 gas engine. 371 rebh. Not going to win any races but gets the job done. Figure on 6 to 7 mpg at 65 to 70 mph. Illinois/wisconsin. Have tried E85 and no real difference in mileage.
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Had a 6.0 2500 and couldn't imagine pulling a fiver that size with the 6.0. Most I pulled was 7500 and it raced the entire time. The high rpms were unnerving.


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