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mexmahon

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Posted: 07/05/19 08:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We're looking at towing a 8500# dry weight 5th wheel. The TV we're looking at is a f250 6.7 diesel, 6 3/4 box super cab. I'm not to concerned with the weight but the shorter super cab wheelbase is 142" vs a longer 156" in the crew cab. Any issues with the shorter truck on handling? Made a similar post but can't find it now.

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Other post was in the wrong forum, and closed!

As far as the 12" of wheel base, in your case, I doubt there will be much difference in the way the two rigs handle your trailer.

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Posted: 07/06/19 05:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I don't think you'd notice the difference, towing a FW. In either model, you will be hitched over rear axle center, or slightly forward, which is why a FW handles well.

I am towing with SC 6' 9" bed and it tows great! I think the 142 allows easier backing in tight situations, so a plus IMO.

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You will likely experience a slightly choppier ride with the shorter WB.


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Posted: 07/06/19 06:16am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thanks for the input. this is a great place for new 5ers and rv'ers.

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Posted: 07/06/19 08:12am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I could blind fold folks and let them ride in both....they won't tell much if any difference if both had the same std equipment/options/suspensions (2wd vs 4wd).

Now back when short bed trucks had 118"-122" wheelbase and long beds had 132"-136" wheel base then we had big differences in ride quality.


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Nope, rock on. That truck is a great fit for what you're doing.


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