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Old 03-12-2016, 03:53 PM   #111
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Old 03-13-2016, 09:04 AM   #112
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DW went to an RV show last year looked at all the "half ton towables " we looked and looke just wasn't feeling it traded in the Chevy 1500 for GMC 2500 HD best decision of our life pulls like a dream



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Old 03-13-2016, 04:25 PM   #113
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We tow a 35' TT w a 2013 Tundra Limited for the past 2 years. Recently we got 5th wheel fever and test drove a Ford 350 Lariat. The rough ride compared to the Tundra got rid of our fever. No comparison in comfort level. The Tundra rides like a limo.
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Old 03-13-2016, 05:19 PM   #114
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We tow a 35' TT w a 2013 Tundra Limited for the past 2 years. Recently we got 5th wheel fever and test drove a Ford 350 Lariat. The rough ride compared to the Tundra got rid of our fever. No comparison in comfort level. The Tundra rides like a limo.
No question the F350 rides much harder but it's made to tow and haul much more than any 1/2 ton so it's sprung much stiffer. Put a load on it and it'll ride much better. As a daily driver, unloaded, any 1/2 ton will be a nicer ride and a 1 ton may rattle your teeth but if you want to tow a large 5er often, a heavy duty pickup is what you need.
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The 350/ 3500 drives like a limo when there is a large load added.
The Toyota does not drive like a limo with a large load and stopping is scary !


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Old 03-13-2016, 05:48 PM   #116
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The 350/ 3500 drives like a limo when there is a large load added.
The Toyota does not drive like a limo with a large load and stopping is scary !
Stopping is no problem nor is it scary with my 1/2T, the trailer brakes work just fine.
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I am living proof you can't pull with an 05 Silverado 5.3L with a 3.23 rear end. Have only pulled around 70,000+ miles with it, so it CAN'T be done. The FRF Weight Police are right!

Wouldn't try the Rockies, but I have been all over from the east coast to the Mississippi River and from Florida to Nova Scotia proving it can't be done. Pin wt of 1,100# loaded. The rest of the weights I have no idea and don't care.
OC, how do manage to have a pin weight of only 1100# on your 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS? An Internet search says your 5er has an advertised dry weight of around 7500# which would normally translate to at least 1500# or more likely much more than that I don't dispute that a 1/2 ton can pull the weight of a 28' or 29' 5er, but it's always the pin weight that challenges the 1/2 ton's payload.
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No question the F350 rides much harder but it's made to tow and haul much more than any 1/2 ton so it's sprung much stiffer. Put a load on it and it'll ride much better. As a daily driver, unloaded, any 1/2 ton will be a nicer ride and a 1 ton may rattle your teeth but if you want to tow a large 5er often, a heavy duty pickup is what you need.
with 4 times the payload and towing capacity, you have to sacrifice a little of something. Just part of towing
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OC, how do manage to only have a pin weight of only 1100# on your 2012 Flagstaff 8528RKWS? An Internet search says your 5er has an advertised dry weight of around 7500# which would normally translate to at least 1500# or more likely much more than that I don't dispute that a 1/2 ton can pull the weight of a 28' or 29' 5er, but it's always the pin weight that challenges the 1/2 ton's payload.
Checked it just as we were hooking up to go to FL this year and the trailer was fully loaded with only about 5-10 gal of water in the fw tank. The trailer is a rear kitchen and the way TOWTA loads it probably has a lot to do with the 1100# pin wt which is/was checked with a Sherline gauge.
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Checked it just as we were hooking up to go to FL this year and the trailer was fully loaded with only about 5-10 gal of water in the fw tank. The trailer is a rear kitchen and the way TOWTA loads it probably has a lot to do with the 1100# pin wt which is/was checked with a Sherline gauge.
OC, nice setup with the case. I bought that scale, less the extra gage and the custom extension. I also watch these things for my own reasons.
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