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    Pulling a Solitude 390 RK

    Good morning! Need your tried and tested opinions. We currently live full time in a Reflection 320 MKS, pulled with our Ford powerstroke F350 1 ton. Not a dually!! We are considering upgrading to a Solitude 390RK. We really love our 1 ton but are concerned it can't handle the Solitude. My husband crunched the pin weight numbers and it looks like we can. Anyone pulling a Solitude 390RK with a F350 single axle? Any advice would be appreciated! Safe travel!
    Sandy and Jon Rowell

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    Moved to Tow Vehicles

    Full time in a 390 in my opinion is Dually territory for sure. Remember you have to stop that beast as well as pull it.
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    I would think so as well, dually territory. At 42 ft and 18,000 lbs GVWR. That's a lot of RV to tow with a single rear wheel truck, even a 1 ton. It's possible depending on your trucks specific ratings for payload and Rear axle weight rating and so forth but you might be right at the limit.

    Don't believe the listed unloaded pin weight of 2,794 lbs, if that is what you're looking at, it's way off from reality. Fully loaded with your stuff and ready to tow and camp, you'll probably be at least 21% of the RVs GVWR for pin weight and that would be 3,780 lbs. At 23% GVWR for pin weight that's 4,140 lbs for the actual pin weight you can expect. Especially if you have a clothes washer and dryer installed up front.
    Then add the trucks hitch weight, and anything else that is loaded in the truck and that's a lot of payload for a single rear wheel truck, even a 1 ton. And don't forget the truck rear axle weight rating. It's possible depending on your specific truck, but look at the "real" numbers that you can expect loaded up.

    For our RV running fulltime, at 16,800 lbs GVWR and 37 ft we run 3,600 lbs pin weight and that's around 21-22%.
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    Another vote for the Dually.......from someone that tows heavy....a Momentum 394M with a 20K lb GVWR.
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    Do yourself a favor and those who you love and those around you, you are in dually territory, 21% of 18,000lbs is going to be 3780lbs and most SRW 1 ton is max out at 38**lbs, you might find a strip down SRW 1 ton that have 4000lbs but after you add the hitch people, and stuff you are going to be around 41**lbs.

    Do people tow that much with a SRW, yes, but I wouldn't do it I don't like playing on the edge, you will almost always load up your RV to the max, unless you travel as is from the factory and nobody do that. Safety first and you will thank yourself later, let us know what you decide we wish the best for you and your family.
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    Thank you!!
    We are rethinking.

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    Solitude and single axle

    Thank you!! Advice heeded.
    Sandy and Jon

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    Quote Originally Posted by sjlRowell View Post
    Thank you!! Advice heeded.
    Sandy and Jon
    Good to hear. It's always hard when when you know that you really need to switch trucks, but do not necessarily want to. I went through the same thing several years ago, so I know from experience. All these years since then though, I'm 100% glad that I did get the larger truck.
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    I agree with the above advice. Now the question is will you buy a GM, Ram or the Ford See what happens when you ask that question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Oldcow View Post
    I agree with the above advice. Now the question is will you buy a GM, Ram or the Ford See what happens when you ask that question

    Oldcow
    That's an easy question to answer.......Yes!
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