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Posted: 10/08/18 11:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Mark Twain has it exactly right!


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YOu said it was a "Lightweight" Trailer.. Many of those can be pulled by a small truck 1/2 ton or less or even a car..

ON the other hand some folks like a 30' (Or longer) 5th wheel tipping the scales at 10 thousand or more.. and for those just remember the old Burger King Commercials.

The Bigger the tow vehicle the better the tow vehicle the tow vehicles are bigger at Peterbuilt.

Slightly reworded.


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Obviously the weight of the RV being towed, must be considered. “If” it is determined that a, 1 ton is “needed”, is a DRW needed,or can a SRW suffice. I believe that the % of towing should be put into the equation. “If” the SRW is adequate, and towing is only a small % of the trucks use....I recommend the SRW. “If”there will be a high % of towing, then the DRW, may be the preferred option!


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memtb wrote:

Obviously the weight of the RV being towed, must be considered. “If” it is determined that a, 1 ton is “needed”, is a DRW needed,or can a SRW suffice. I believe that the % of towing should be put into the equation. “If” the SRW is adequate, and towing is only a small % of the trucks use....I recommend the SRW. “If”there will be a high % of towing, then the DRW, may be the preferred option!


Hi, why do you say the above about percent of towing?

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If not a lot of towing involved: a rougher ride, more difficult to drive/ park in a city invironment, more tires to maintain/replace, potentially higher insurance/taxing, if the truck is used for off-roading (narrow twisting 2-tracks), mud/ snow &ice.... the SRW is more desirable!
Using all of the above criteria for our decision....we elected to go SRW. We’ve using it for 10 years....towing “far” more weight than the OP. However....we made special modifications for our 20 K pound 5th wheel!

As ours was a “daily user”, not a “daily tow vehicle”....we thought this was our best option!

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azdryheat wrote:

If I read the Trailer Life - Towing Guide correctly, the 2018 F-350 can tow 4000 lbs more than the F250 (both with SRW and diesel) 14,000 vs. 18,000.


But what about payload?


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His 3/4 ton will be just fine. The it becomes an issue only if he ever decides to get a bigger, heavier RV. I started with a 1/2 ton towing a 23 foot Jayco TT. Then went to a 3 different 3/4 tons, a Dodge and 2 GMC's towing a 32 foot TT and a 34 foot 5ver. I just recently bought a 1 ton duelly because some day I'm going to buy a bigger rig to full time upon retirement. So it's future payload and tow capacity that you "might" want to take into account.

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