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Old 06-08-2012, 09:24 PM   #31
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Towed the camper in our signature with a '05 Ram 5.7 QC SB RWD. Our pin weight then was 1240 lbs which put the truck over it's GVWR and just under it's RAWR. The camper you're looking at will have a pin weight more in the 1600 to 1700 lb range...well over the trucks RAWR for sure.

If you're determined to stick with a half ton, look at the new F150's with the max tow and payload options. It would handle that fiver you're looking at.

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Or a Tradesman HD Reg Cab Ram (if you want to stay Chrysler) if you just want a TV and don't need more than 2 people.
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Old 06-08-2012, 11:59 PM   #32
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Saw this on another thread today posted by MilCop4523. I'm sure there are FR parts in there somewhere.

Might work on an F-150 6.2L or EcoBoost....


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Old 06-09-2012, 12:48 AM   #33
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The big flat wind slapper front on that would match the F-series well...




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Old 06-21-2012, 08:25 PM   #34
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150 towing

If you are happy with your current trailer, I have two suggestions, first do you have light truck or passenger rated tires? LT tires have much stronger / stiffer side walls and help with sway and control. Second, I am pulling a Rockwood 2703SS and experience sway. I purchased a Hensley Hitch, absoloutly amazing!
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:47 PM   #35
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If you are happy with your current trailer, I have two suggestions, first do you have light truck or passenger rated tires? LT tires have much stronger / stiffer side walls and help with sway and control. Second, I am pulling a Rockwood 2703SS and experience sway. I purchased a Hensley Hitch, absoloutly amazing!
i thought this thread is about towing a 5th wheel with a F150.. or is that Hensley a 5th wheel hitch ??
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:52 PM   #36
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i thought this thread is about towing a 5th wheel with a F150.. or is that Hensley a 5th wheel hitch ??
Maybe Hensley is making a 5th wheel hitch now.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:22 AM   #37
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I currently tow a GREY WOLF 26RL w/RAM 1500. Max, as stated for my truck is 7400 as equipped. I have weighed my trailer and I am quite a bit under weight BUT, I borrowed a friends 2500 RAM one day and it is WAY BETTER at handling the weight. Easier and better handling, truck sits better and more level w/same WDH at same truck hitch height. Mine is OK but I will be looking to upgrade 250/2500 series truck in the future. Just safer to have something which is not near or at max limit. Also easier on the vehicle.
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Old 06-22-2012, 10:50 AM   #38
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Looking at a keystone cougar x-lite 28 sgs. Anyone have a similar set up?

Do your homework and run the numbers yourself.

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Hope this helps.
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Old 06-22-2012, 07:51 PM   #39
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No, I have the 4.6 3v 3.73 gear Sticker says gvwr is #7000, Trailer rating is #9400, gcwr is #15,100. I am towing a 30kqbss now, and it weighs more than the fifth wheel, am I over loaded now? The only issue I have now is it is swaying of the trailer even with the equilizer WDH.
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:13 AM   #40
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Well, I towed the Salem hemishpere fifth Wheel once with the F-150, and found a deal on a Ram 2500 with the 5.7 HEMI, so I upgraded. It wasnt that the F-150 did a poor job, but I didnt feel safe doing it after all of the feedback I recieved!
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