Originally Posted by ladderman
Greetings all. Hoping someone can hel me out with a question. My family is looking at upgrading from a 2008 Crossroads Cruiser 30SK to a 2012 Sierra 365. The Ford reps are telling me that my 2005 F-250 will pull the 365 with no issue. They did state that I may want to add air bags to help off set the additional tongue weight. Is anyone out there pulling a 365 with a truck of this size? Any issues that you have had pulling it? I do not want to upgrade the truck just to be able to upgrade the camper. Any help would be appreciated.
It will pull it, I have the 365SAQ. Not sure which F250 you have so I loaded the 05 specs below for you.
FYI, I traded my 2500 for a 3500 when we purchased our 365, two reasons in my mind first we would have been at the upper end of the capacity range and I want a little more comfort zone, second the benefit of the dual wheel stability. But that was just me considering 14,000 lbs hooked to TV with my family in the TV.
The 365 has a hitch weight of 2,060 lbs, and a GVWR or 14,060
Your issue will be in the payload of the F250, on a 4x2 depending on engine it goes from 3,100 lbs to 3,900 lbs with the 5th being 2,060 that will not leave much capacity for the truck. This is the difference between the 250 and the 350, options are new springs or air bags (maybe).
F-250/350 SuperCab SRW5.4L V-8 11,700/11,200 18,000
6.8L V-10 (a) 12,500 (16,600/16,200) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 12,500 (16,100/15,600) 23,000
F-350 SuperCab DRW 5.4L V-8 11,900/11,400 18,500
6.8L V-10 15,000 (16,300/15,900) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 15,000 (18,800/18,400) (b) 26,000
F-250/350 Crew Cab SRW 5.4L V-8 11,500/11,100 18,000
6.8L V-10 (a) 12,500 (16,400/15,900) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 12,500 (15,900/15,400) 23,000
F-350 Crew Cab DRW 6.8L V-10 15,000 (16,100/15,600) 23,000
6.0L V-8 TD 15,000 (18,700/18,300) (b) 26,000
Deduct 500 pounds for F-250.
Must have TowBoss package for fifth-wheel towing.
Deduct 2,500 pounds from fifth-wheel tow ratings andGCWR without TowBoss package.
For a more complete answer we need the particulars of your truck, 4x2, 4x4, crew, ext cab, bed length, engine, tranny, tow package (if it is on it), etc.