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Old 08-17-2014, 07:57 AM   #31
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I've done a lot of spreadsheet work, and for a 5vr, the limit is almost always the payload. For a tow behind, it is almost always the hitch capacity. There is a gray area with payload on the 3/4 tons, in that the 10,000 lb. GVR seems to not be directly related to the other technical parameters like axle capacity, tire capacity, etc. , but more likely driven by the DOT requirement for commercial drivers. It is clear that many, many people tow with "overloaded" 3/4 or even 1/2 ton trucks. After much internet research, it isn't clear whether there is any attempt to enforce the GVWR, but some people think there is an insurance/lawsuit exposure. Since I was buying a new truck anyway, I just went ahead and paid the extra for the F350. However, unlike the message from many on the forum, I found considerable price difference, due to the discounts/rebates on the F250 that were not available on the F350. Also, the color, equipment combinations were much more limited on the F350's in stock.

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Old 08-17-2014, 08:10 AM   #32
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Also check out the Cedar Creek Silverbacks. Pin and total trailer weights work well with a 250/2500 trucks. We love ours and pull it with a GMC 2500.

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Old 08-17-2014, 09:56 AM   #33
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Pardon me while I go wash my eyes out with soap.... I think a bigger truck will be better, one tons do not cost that much more than a 3/4 T.
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Old 08-17-2014, 11:30 AM   #34
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With the 250 cc your payload is gone fast....I can/have maxed mine with an (albeit large) tt and extra fuel.....if you do not want to go over on capacities ur going to be stuck with a 13k or so max pin 5er...oh it will pull yank it around like nothing...but the 10k lb gvwr kills it on a truck built and equipped like the fords are...they are just heavy....

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Old 08-17-2014, 11:44 AM   #35
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Sometimes, as is my case, you go 3500 dually, and it's almost too much truck. I load up the bed of my truck to soften up the ride with the 5er attached. Concrete blocks if I have to.

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:19 PM   #36
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Sometimes, as is my case, you go 3500 dually, and it's almost too much truck. I load up the bed of my truck to soften up the ride with the 5er attached. Concrete blocks if I have to.

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Old 08-18-2014, 10:41 PM   #37
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First my apology for jumping over the welcome mat and headlong into posting. My spouse and I are retired empty nesters living on the MS Gulf Coast. We just sold our 39" boat on which we cruised and lived onboard some and are planning to purchase a 5th wheel. We want to do some extended traveling while we are still healthy enough to do so. The Ford F250 has already been purchased so the hunt is underway for the 5th wheel. We are not in a hurry and plan to take our time looking. We have spent hours looking online, but keep coming back to the Cedar Creek floorplans. Not unlike boating, it seems everyone into campers started with a small one and steadily made their way larger and larger, much the way we did with boats. I sort of feel a little nervous in that I'm considering jumping right in with a big 5th wheel right out of the gate. Guess I've lost enough money buying larger and larger boats so I don't need to do it again with camper trailers. Thanks to all in advance for answering what I'm sure will be many questions to come. Hope we can contribute something meaningful to the forum.
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