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    Default Let's talk towing

    Gonna be investing here soon in a travel trailer (most likely a Keystone Outback 324CG). Overall it's about 37' long. My question/confusion point is weight.

    The paper on it shows dry way of 7720lbs, payload of 2780 and a GVWR of 10500 with 1000lbs hitch weight.

    From what I can find on my truck's towing specs (5.7l Hemi, manual transmission, 4.10 axle, 4x2 drivetrain with long bed) my curb weight is 5400lbs and tow weight is 11,400 with a GCWR of 17k.


    Based on that, I'll be right at about 90% towing and GCWR capacity . Will I always be loaded to the max in the trailer? I doubt it. I think a safe estimate is I'll be in the 8000-9000lb range most of the time (including when I load quads in the trailer) which is about a 75% capacity for both.

    Now -- with that being said, would a WD/SC hitch be a good idea? I've towed fifth wheels before but this'll be the largest/longest bumper pull I've done. I'm leaning towards picking one up as it's a nice insurance policy to help out.
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    Get a bigger truck or a smaller camper. Running at 75%+ max weight will kill the truck quickly.

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    But but...I want to use my current truck. The numbers say it works...why can't i do it? </pepoplewhocrash>
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    On a serious note, I agree. Smaller camper or larger truck. Sadly it's looking the result will be larger truck (not really sadly but sad for my pocket book).

    We did some looking around and the smaller versions of the trailer (or rear-loading haulers) just did not have the features that were desired. So this model is pretty much the one we're set on. I'm looking now into the larger truck avenue. Should be able to get in either a new 2018 3500HD diesel for just under 40k out the door after trade in.
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    You seem confused, Ford calls their larger Super Duty the F350...

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    I'd rather be Cumming than Powerstroking.
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    Serious note again --

    Research I've seen and past experience with Powerstroke engines leaves me still going toward the Cummins.
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    Sure, if you want a decent engine wrapped in a rotten shell...

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    You know that the new powerstroke is not the old powerstroke with the EGR issues, right?

    The old engine was an International design, and they divorced while I was still working there.... The new engines are something like 2016+
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    Yeah they it was early 2015 they split. I just like rasping the ford lover balls...
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4thgenceli View Post
    Yeah they it was early 2015 they split. I just like cupping the ford lover balls...
    FTFY

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