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    337RLS and F250

    Will an F250 four door shortbed with 4x4, single rear wheels, and diesel be enough truck to tow the 337RLS? The specs of the truck seem to indicate it will. But what does real life towing indicate using a slider fifth wheel hitch set-up?

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    Hi Jmag249,

    Do you have this truck, or are thinking about getting one ?
    If you have the truck, check the label on the door. Many trucks of the configuration you describe do not have enough payload capacity for a 337RLS. If you have yet to get the truck, you will find a lot of advice on this forum about getting an F350 for not much more money.

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    Can it pull it. Probably. Does the F250 have enough payload? Not with the options you list. The 4x4 and diesel add considerable weight that limits the amount of payload available to you.

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    I have a F250 diesel crewcab 2x4 with AirRides on the back. It pulls my 11K/2K pin weight Reflection 323BHS just fine. Even with the air bags not inflated, it doesn't squat.

    When someone goes to the Solitude and Momentum size trailers with single rear wheels, that's when the Weight Police should chime in.

    If you've not bought the truck, go for a F350 with dual rear wheels. It's about a $1K difference in price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bamaman View Post
    I have a F250 diesel crewcab 2x4 with AirRides on the back. It pulls my 11K/2K pin weight Reflection 323BHS just fine. Even with the air bags not inflated, it doesn't squat.
    Bama...those numbers are your unloaded weights aren't they? I was surprised when I scaled our 337...2800# pin and 12880# total loaded for a 8 week trip. I'm putting it on a diet and trying the shift some of the load to reduce the pin weight.

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    Grand Design runs all their trailers on a certified scale as they leave the factory, and the weight printout was in my trailer's documentation. My 323BHS weighted just over 11K and the pin weight was just over 2K. The three slide side weighted 700 lbs. more than the door side.

    We may tow our trailer from time to time to Florida, Lake Lanier Islands and Stone Mountain Park. But our trailer stays in our NE GA Mountain membership campground where it'll be put on campsites by professional drivers.

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    So if I keep the same options on the truck, but upgrade to an F350, it should be good to go? I don't have room for a DRW truck in my garage. My other option is to go with the 303RLS. I have not purchased either the truck nor the fiver but am doing the research now. I do know that I am going with grand design and like the 337RLS best with the 303RLS a close second. I am a Ford guy, always have been, but currently have an F150. Another question...what is the number after the RV Unitt? Is that the build number? Thanks for the help and time

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    The 337 is heavy, but I believe these Mid-Profile fifth wheels work very good with 3/4 ton Diesel trucks. I have zero issues with mine, my truck does a great job. I would think a F-250 would be a nice match for the 337, but the only true answer is scaled weights.
    Steve and Schlonda- Virgie, Kentucky
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    Thanks Rob. I do not have the truck yet. I was looking at an F 350 also. I dont even have the fifth wheel yet! Just gathering info before i purchase. Reading alot on these boards and other sources also. I do know that my choices for fifth wheels are down to the Reflection 303Rls or the 337Rls. Thanks to people like yourself, I am gainig more knowledge to make my decision. I like the 337Rls the most due to the slide in the bedroom, but I want to stay with a SRW tow vehicle with short bed and diesel. I want to still be able to pull the vehicle in to my garage.

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    I have a F250 (see signature) and checked the towing capacities. I'll be on the high limits (10000 GVW, 14000 max 5th weight) I don't load heavy and our camper sits on a seasonal site 90% of the time. When the time comes in a few years, I'll move into a F350. Meantime, my F250 will work ok.
    Julie and Kevin - Waterloo, IA
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