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Old 04-16-2012, 04:47 PM   #21
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Many thanks to all of you. After many conversations with the Dodge people, I think I finally understand everything. I do believe we are going back with a travel trailer. I now understand what the payload means!! Although the fifthwheel has a little more head room, I'm sure we will be happy with a new TT...

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Old 04-16-2012, 08:00 PM   #22
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Exclamation Not all 1/2 ton trucks are created equal!

Not all 1/2 ton trucks are created equal. And not all towing and/or payload capacities are dependent on this very broad and easily misunderstood vehicle classification. It's always best to have more truck than trailer, but simply using the "1/2 ton" or "half ton" or "1500" or "F150" classification to make a decision is not doing enough homework.

The Wildcat eXtraLite 312BHX certainly is "half ton" towable -- but not all 1/2 ton trucks are a good match to this floor plan. To demonstrate, let's take Ford for instance:
2012 Ford F-150 | View Towing Specifications | (max towing capacity varies from 5,500 to 11,300 -- more than double in the same "class"!)
2012 Ford F-150 | View Payload Specifications | (max payload varies from 1,510 to 3,120 -- more than double in the same "class"!)

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