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Old 08-25-2013, 11:44 AM   #11
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Wow, everyone jumped in there with opinions and numbers and didn't say welcome to Bradswife, this was her first post.

Welcome to the forum Bradswife, from mid California.
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Old 08-25-2013, 11:55 AM   #12
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Hmm, since the thread was in the Rockwood forum, I missed it was an initial post. Truly, welcome to the forums.

Buying the right camper for your situation is always a trying time. Getting the right one is a dance between wants, needs, and limitations (financial, as well as realistic expectations).

We normally get this question AFTER the member has purchased and after the first white knuckled camping trip. Many campers never leave the driveway again after that first harrowing drive.

Glad to see you are using good judgment in discovering your optimum camper before you buy. Also be sure to search for "confessions of a car salesman" and "why one dealer can sell for less" threads before you go shopping. It can save you literally thousands on your camper.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:25 PM   #13
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Yikes
Didnt notice there was no welcome wagon

Welcome to the peanut gallery
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:34 PM   #14
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I recently purchased a 2014 stealth 2715 and I am towing it with my 2012 f150 4x4 5.0,crew cab short bed, 3.73's. the dry weight on my trailer is 7450 lbs. loaded its around 9500 lbs. the gvwr on the trailer is 9990. That number was created recently by forest river so people can still tow with a class c license. I did add Firestone rear air bags and this truck pulls the trailer just fine. I have the 10,000lb equalizer away hitch set up. I highly recommend this set up.
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:29 PM   #15
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Thank you all for your responses and help. Thanks for welcoming me too! We are trying not to make a mistake and it is hard to understand all of this. We had a mechanic and salesmen tell us we were fine but apparently it's not a wise decision.

If we upgrade to a different truck, we'd like to be able to stay with a truck that fits in our garage. Is the f150 6.2L with 3.73 ratio a good choice to be able to tow what we want and be reasonable to drive around the rest of the time?
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Old 08-25-2013, 06:38 PM   #16
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I believe that is a raptor. Around. $70k and is worse for towing
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Old 08-25-2013, 09:32 PM   #17
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There are lots of trailers in the 6500# GVWR range with plenty of options and amenities.

My advice is to keep looking for a trailer that meets your truck's needs along with your own.
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Old 08-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #18
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If we upgrade to a different truck, we'd like to be able to stay with a truck that fits in our garage. Is the f150 6.2L with 3.73 ratio a good choice to be able to tow what we want and be reasonable to drive around the rest of the time?
You should consider a F150 with the max towing package which is rated for 11300 lb and has more payload than a F150 with the regular tow package. If you want even more payload capacity, you can option a max payload package which has a GVWR of 8200 lbs and payload around 2500 lbs.

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Old 08-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #19
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X2 with the advice of Dave...

And a F150 with hd or max tow would still be fine as a daily vehicle to drive.
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