My wife and I recently moved into our Salem hemisphere 378fl full time. The issue is we bought it and moved in without having a tow vehicle. I found a 2002 Ford F-350 powerstroke with the tow package and all I can find is the tow capacity of 12,500 lbs when I look around our campground everyone is pulling 5th wheels with 350s or 3500s our rig is 11500 dry weight pin weight of 2100 lbs shouldn’t this 350 be more than enough truck to pull our rig?
newer trucks have vastly improved towing capacity. Whatever the sticker on the truck says is what it's rated to tow. I'm sure the Powerstroke will pull it but it's the suspension, brakes, etc. that may not be up to the task. Ask to see the actual sticker on the truck, either door jamb or glove box should have the factory sticker.
I towed my hemisphere that weighed 12500, pin weight 2200 with my 2000 F250 powerstroke with no problem. When I weighed everything together ready to camp I was 100 pounds over the “rated weight” for the truck. I have since upgraded the truck to a newer 350 but still have and use the F250 to tow it occasionally.