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Old 01-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #1
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Wildcat 31THSB Tow Unit

I have a 2011 31THSB, I am wodering if anyone is towing a similar 5th wheel with either the Chevy 6.0 or the Dodge 5.7 Hemi gas engines, I have a 2004 F350 with the 6.0 Diesel, but am considering switching to a gas truck?

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Old 01-16-2011, 01:53 PM   #2
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I would highly recommend against this with that size of trailer. If you want to go gasser, try finding one of the V-10's from Ford. I would not pull any of the larger 5th wheels with anything less. I pulled my Cat from the dealer to home with my 5.4L F-250, and immediately started the hunt for a diesel. That is just too much trailer for what you are looking at.

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Old 01-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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I agree with ED. I have a 31ts & pulling it with F-350 SD PS 6L. IF you go with a gasser. Like Ed said v-10 & I would add 4.10 rear to the list.
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My wife and I got a 2011 311thx which is the newest model of the unit you have. The only difference is they left out a couple of small features to make it "extralite". It is however packed to the gills as my wife and I travel full time selling metal detectors and prospecting equipment. I have not towed it with a gasser but can say I would never want to. You will always get the guys who say gas is the way but I have to say, a trailer this size is where consumer diesels are very well suited. The truck just doesn't work as hard. Plus you get exhaust brakes, heavier trannies, etc. I tow with a 2008 Dodge 2500 CTD and feel it is very well suited to the trailer. As I said before we live in ours and have traveled almost 4000 mi already ( since x-mas). The only thing I would like is a dully for that extra stability on some of these roads out west. You'll love the trailer!

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Old 03-09-2011, 09:01 PM   #5
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I agree with ED. I have a 31ts & pulling it with F-350 SD PS 6L. IF you go with a gasser. Like Ed said v-10 & I would add 4.10 rear to the list.

What year is your TS and how do you like it and how does it pull? We have just made an offer on a 2009 TS. This is our first 5er. Any like/dislikes are appreciated. Thanks
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