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4x4ord

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Posted: 01/21/20 04:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You are fine with those weights but even if you were to overload your truck by 1000 lbs or so it's not like the wheels would fall off. I certainly wouldn't recommend doing it but I've had 11,000 lbs of pin weight on the back of my SRW with no ill effect.


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Posted: 01/21/20 05:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Your tongue weight will probably be closer to 1400 than 1200.

I tow mine with a GM 6.0. You will not win races, but you will make it.


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Posted: 01/21/20 07:05am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

rklavoon wrote:

I am looking to upgrade to a 6.7L diesel or 7.3L gas (new engine) in 2021.


You already have a 2015 and it only has 45,000 miles. Just my opinion but either keep the truck you have or upgrade all the way to the Powerstroke. A 2021 with a 7.3 will be marginally better than what you have but not worth the expense, or at least it wouldn't be to me. The diesel would provide a material upgrade.


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Your payload on that truck, camper package, is a non issue. With the truck loaded up, towing that size camper, the only real issue, you will likely need to lock out 6th gear, most times, and maybe even 5th in hills, or against head wind.

Go ahead with that trailer, it won't be much different to tow, than the one you've got!

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ScottG wrote:

I think your good to go!


Yep - seems fine. Some people want a truck that drives like the trailer isn't there. Others are fine with a set-up that can safely handle the trailer that they know is there. You'll likely be in the latter category, but the truck should be able to easily handle it.

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Posted: 01/21/20 08:06am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

agesilaus wrote:

Go for one ton not 3/4 you will never regret it. And if you plan to go west to the mountain states get the 6.7L


In that year, an F250 with the camper package was identical to an F350 so it is the exact same as the one ton version.

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Bottom line you will be fine. haul about the same load with a dmax but that's me.


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You’ll be fine with that combo. Are you stuck on the Jayco brand? Only reason I ask is that trailer is really heavy for what it is. I have the exact same layout in our Keystone Premier 31bhpr but it is WAY lighter. Our UVW is only 6400lbs. Loaded for 2 weeks of camping we come in under the empty weight of that Jayco at 7800lbs and 950 on the tongue.

There are a lot of manufacturers with the same floor plan and similar or better quality at much lighter weight. Not against Jayco by any means, just wouldn’t want to haul around an extra 1500lbs for nothing.


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Posted: 01/22/20 07:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

you are good to go.

i have a 2017 f250 6.2 2wd and our TT is approx same length and weight as yours.

tows like a dream even thru the nc mountains.

gas stops get tricky with that length trailer but i plan around that by using larger stations. easy tradeoff for the extra living space.

it would be nice to have a 6.7 liter diesel but "diesel" isn't in my budget.

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Posted: 01/24/20 06:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Thanks everyone for the feedback. I felt like I was OK....but wanted to get a few opinions. See you down the road.


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