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Old 12-06-2009, 11:25 PM   #11
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Wow i can see why you call it the BEAST. Very nice looking camper and as 08wildcat says you may be pushing your limit.Does seems to squat it a little dont it.You should have it checked out at a dealership and see what they say. I dont have a 5er so it will be no help as how to correct this but hang on some very smart people here and i know for a fact someone will be on here very soon to help you out meantime welcome to the forum and thanks for the picture.We love pictures here. Visit and post often

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Old 12-06-2009, 11:44 PM   #12
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Wow, nice rig. Did you get any actual weights on that thing? 2009 F250 has max fifth wheel towing of 15800 in 4x2, 15300 in 4x4. Towed a 29' Cedar Creek with my old F250 and loved it. Don't think you'll be getting real good fuel mileage though!!

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Old 12-07-2009, 07:19 AM   #13
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Add an extra rear spring and you will have an F350 minus the badge.
That is if specs have not changed from previous version.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:17 AM   #14
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I want one! Nice looking rig.
We have a 29' TT and a chev 2500 diesel.
Love the whole idea of RV travel (took five vactions the past summer).
Hope you enjoy yours!

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Old 12-07-2009, 11:02 AM   #15
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Big Bird one of the members made a good point. Your close to being overloaded in the rear. We added air bags/onbard compressor on our GMC 2500 while towing a 38ft Montana. It made the ride better and leveled the truck and RV. We had gages inside the cab and at 45 lbs in the bags, it would fluxuate between 38-53 lbs on the gages going down the road and seemed to ride better.

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Old 12-07-2009, 03:29 PM   #16
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Oh my that is something else. Talk about jumping in with both feet. You will really enjoy it and we hope you will make it to Canada soon. Hopefully you will really enjoy that too. Have fun and welcome aboard. Maybe one day we will meet..........Old Guys
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Old 12-15-2009, 11:32 PM   #17
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Big Bird -
Your story sounds a lot like ours. Like you said, Hawaii, Europe, cruises. Add to that years of snow skiing trips in the US, Canada, and Down Under. Along the way we did lots of tent camping. However, we decided to rent a trailer for a trip to Utah/Colorado this past September and we both really enjoyed it. So ... traded the F150 for a F350 in October and we expect to pick up our Sierra 345RET in a couple of weeks (like you I had a fondness for the Montanas but also couldn't justify the price in this buyer's market). Have ordered the hitch and other accessories. We can hardly wait to get on the road.

BTW -- That is one BEAUTIFUL rig! I'm sure you'll really enjoy it.


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