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OldCoot 07-06-2012 08:14 PM

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Originally Posted by pwrstroke2012 (Post 219088)
BouBou, alot of difference of what is safer and what is safe. As I said, it is what you are comfortable with.

Please explain what the difference is.

transamz9 07-06-2012 08:38 PM

Most people would say that a F450 pulling a 8,000# fiver would be safe, but you are always going to some more experienced person that is going to say it would be safer to pull it with a Peterbilt 379.

I say run the numbers and if you are with-in them and as long as YOU feel comfortable pulling it then it's safe. A problem can happen with any TV large or small.

bob7794 07-06-2012 08:49 PM

I was ready to upgrade to a 3/4 ton until I tried the Tundra 5.7. Best towing vehicle I've ever driven.

transamz9 07-06-2012 08:51 PM

Most people would say that a F450 pulling a 8,000# fiver would be safe, but you are always going to some more experienced person that is going to say it would be safer to pull it with a Peterbilt 379.

I say run the numbers and if you are with-in them and as long as YOU feel comfortable pulling it then it's safe. A problem can happen with any TV large or small.

JFM-jr 07-06-2012 09:33 PM

On the Dodge Ram the difference between a 1500 and 2500 chassis is significant. First off the frames are completly different have a look at a frame rail on a 1500 then a 2500 and you tell me wich looks stronger. The rear axle is much larger not to mention there is no solid front axle in a 1500 it's an aluminum housing with half shafts and torsion bars. The brakes are not even in the same league calipers on a 2500 are gigantic. The motors (if gas is the choice in the 2500) are the shared component and as stated power is rarley the limiting factor.

pwrstroke2012 07-06-2012 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by transamz9 (Post 219104)
Most people would say that a F450 pulling a 8,000# fiver would be safe, but you are always going to some more experienced person that is going to say it would be safer to pull it with a Peterbilt 379.

I say run the numbers and if you are with-in them and as long as YOU feel comfortable pulling it then it's safe. A problem can happen with any TV large or small.


Thank you Transamz, that is all I was trying to say.

dretired 07-07-2012 06:32 AM

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Attachment 16190 This post began as" whos towing a 5ver with a 1/2 ton truck" Most everyone would agree a 3/4 or 1 ton would be better..load capacity... towing capability..future upgrade in weight of a 5ver could be possible... with a 2500 or 3500 truck...but....this post was about those of us that have 1/2 tons ..NOT the others

Len & Cheri 07-07-2012 07:24 AM

A lot of people tow more than their 1/2 capacities say they should, but their are a lot of 3/4 tons that exceed their capacities as well. I would hazard a guess that 75% of people who tow RV's don't have a clue what their weights really are.

boubou 07-07-2012 10:26 AM

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Originally Posted by Len & Cheri
A lot of people tow more than their 1/2 capacities say they should, but their are a lot of 3/4 tons that exceed their capacities as well. I would hazard a guess that 75% of people who tow RV's don't have a clue what their weights really are.

Agreed! I am convinced that most people just go out and and purchase a TT or 5W with just the TV's manufacturer specs and the TT or 5W dry or If they are really keen about it, the yellow sticker. Most probably don't even think about weighing their rigs. So, yes, I'll bet there are a lot more 3/4 ton over the limits than half ton but they on the other hand don't get questioned, some people just assume that because they own a 3/4 ton truck they can tow anything.

boubou 07-07-2012 10:28 AM

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Originally Posted by dretired
This post began as" whos towing a 5ver with a 1/2 ton truck" Most everyone would agree a 3/4 or 1 ton would be better..load capacity... towing capability..future upgrade in weight of a 5ver could be possible... with a 2500 or 3500 truck...but....this post was about those of us that have 1/2 tons ..NOT the others

Yep! I was looking for people's feedbacks based on their personal experience on towing 5W with half ton. Great tread and lots of info


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