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sgtcoffey

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Posted: 10/31/19 12:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are going full timing in about a year. In a year from that we will be getting a GD Momentum and are looking at getting an F450!

What is your opinion 350 or 450 Diesel and DRW of course.

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Posted: 10/31/19 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Look at the youtube channel for Keep Your Daydream
They recently did a review of their F450 used to tow a heavy 39 foot toy hauler

Here's the youtube link
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jFM5zkB2gqA

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Posted: 10/31/19 02:48pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My triple axle Voltage grosses at 19,000 pounds. I've drug it around the country for the past 5 years with my Chevy 3500 dually and have had zero issues. I wouldn't have anything less than a dually. You need payload to handle a large trailer. My Voltage puts 3500 pounds on the hitch (been to the scales) but my truck has a 5000 pound payload, which a single wheel rear won't have.


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Trackrig

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Posted: 10/31/19 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'd go to the F450 for the larger brakes and tighter turning on certain configurations. You might want to check with your insurance carrier on the differences in insurance cost. State Farm allows me to suspend my insurance when I'm not using it.

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Posted: 10/31/19 05:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Same as AZDRYHEAT, my 2011 Silverado HD Dually Diesel handles my 19,000lb Voltage quite well. If you're talking a new Ford, a properly configured 350 or 450 will work fine as GD Momentums seem to weigh also about 19,000.

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You got some kind of fetish for Monster Trucks? 350 is plenty of truck to do the job for you with much cheaper maintenance.


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350/3500 duallies are already a lot of truck. Crossing into the 450 range introduces all sorts of troubles with registration and insurance.

I pull our 18k triple axle hauler with a 3500 and don't need any more truck at all. Ten years ago it was different, but now the tow haul modes and exhaust brakes are phenomenal.


2014 RAM 3500 Diesel 4x4 Dually long bed. AISIN trans & 4.10 rear. B&W RVK3600 hitch • 2015 Crossroads Elevation Homestead Toy Hauler ("The Taj Mahauler") • Hooligan #3

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I'm with Dave. Unless you're pulling a MONSTER trailer with a large load a 3500 will be plenty big enough, I think they're like 25,000lbs max now, that's a LOT of head room over most any RV.


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Jayco-noslide

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Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it?


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Jayco-noslide wrote:

Post not clear. What is a GD and do you plan to tow the truck behind it?
Grand Design 5th wheel toy hauler trailer......can you hear me now LOL


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