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    Configure my truck

    talking to the dealers is a waste of time, Iíve talked to three different dealerships, the salesman does not have personal experience regarding trucks, let alone towing of a RV. They sit there and read the brochure to me, when I ask a question, because they canít answer most questions. Iím looking at purchasing a 2021 F250, 6.7 diesel, double cab, 6í-3/4 bed, high capacity towing package, 3.55 axle ratio.

    Is that enough truck for pulling a 150 Reflection 295 - GVWR 10995 lbs, UVW 8794 lbs, ďclaimedĒ Hitch weight 1391, 32í9Ē length

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    I'd strongly consider swapping to a 1 ton unless registration is cost prohibitive, they ride the same. I'd also recommend the long bed option.

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    At 23% (average calculation), the loaded pin weight on the Reflection 295 will be around 2,500 at the trailer's GVWR. I would echo the advice from @FT4NOW and go straight for a 1-ton. Diesel 3/4-tons are "crippled" in terms of payload due to the extra weight of the diesel drivetrain.

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    I agree with the above comments. Don't make the same mistake that I did when I bought my 2011 F250 diesel, 4x4, CrewCab, XLT with the 6'6" bed......payload was a whopping 2148 lbs. They are like a bit more now with the 2020 and 2021 models, but just think about all the other stuff you will be loading in the truck....the 5ver hitch, passengers, maybe a truckbed toolbox with tools, etc, etc. Go for the One Ton and be done with it. You'll thank us later.
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    I am very familiar with Ram and Ford build sheets and expected payload. You didn't mention what trim package you were considering which can affect payload by several hundred pounds. I also made the 3/4 ton diesel mistake a while back. You can't have payload and diesel in a 3/4 ton truck. You could get the gasser and be fine payload wise. But with your expected rig and depending on your trim, you'd likely be at max or over. My 3/4 ton RAM CTD fully loaded maxed out with a 7500 # bumper pull TT, legally speaking.

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    I'm just going to echo what others said about getting an F-350 instead of an F-250. My first truck in 2000 was an F-250 and as soon as I decided I wanted a bigger (only 33') fifth wheel I had to go to an F-350. I've had 2 F-350's since then and wouldn't really consider another F-250.

    It sounds like you are buying new so my advice would be to configure the truck you want and order it. It is just about the only way to get exactly what you want.

    Do be aware of insurance and registration. A heavy F-350 is usually more than an F-250. At least in my case. I guess it based on max GWWR. And you insurance agent probably won't get it right - not until he/she writes the policy and then underwriters get ahold of it.

    Short bed is my choice. You can take it a lot more places (including most drive throughs) and fits in a garage. Long beds are great if you have the space and you won't need a sider hitch; I think then you start to consider a goosebox.

    Lot's of folks like the AUH and gooseboxes, I don't have experience with either. I always went traditional and an auto slider.
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