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Rue307

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Superglide 2700
« on: December 04, 2019, 06:08:35 PM »
I have an f150 with a 5.5 foot box. Before I realized there was different models of the Superglide, I was able to get my hands on a 2700 for next to nothing. I have been told by a reputable dealer in town that I have the right model for my truck, but some of the things I have read make me wonder if I might have trouble. Pull Right's website says they recommend the 3100 as it has a longer travel thereby avoiding any chance of contact between the truck and trailer. I have been to my dealer three times and talked with two different people and they seem sure all will be well. (the more I read, the less I feel at ease.) Does anyone have this combination, and does it work? Or should I spend the extra money and get the 3100? P.S. I have a new (to me) fifth wheel that is in storage for the winter, so going to physically see if it works is not possible until about May. Also, my trailer is a 2005 Laredo 30BH that has rounded front corners and the pin is in front of the trailer. I'm hoping to have my rig set up before the trailer comes out of storage, so I appreciate any help you guys can offer.

steveblonde

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Re: Superglide 2700
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2019, 06:16:59 PM »
Sorry but
1st the pin weight it 1600 lbs plus 200lbs hitch plus you and passengers is going to well over 2000lbs very few 1500s Have a cargo capacity in excess of 2000lbs and none with 5.5 box

2nd if you look through your owners manual you will find a clause that states" Ford does not recommend towing with a truck with a 5.5" box


Sorry
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SpencerPJ

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Re: Superglide 2700
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2019, 06:59:52 AM »
I agree, the hitch is irrelevant.  That F150 truck can NOT even come close to pulling that 5r.  If said 'reputable RV dealer' said you could, you realy need to re-evaluate, because said 'rv dealer' misled you to make a sale.
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rbrdriver

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Re: Superglide 2700
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2019, 02:45:29 AM »
I am thinking the words "half ton" and the words "fifth wheel" don't even belong in the same sentence...... :o
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Re: Superglide 2700
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 09:24:30 PM »
Welcome to the Forum.  What you get here is our unbiased advise based on MANY years of combined experience.  You may choose to listen or not.

I agree with all of the above.

1.  Any 5.5 ft bed is too short to pull a FW.
2.  Very few F150 have sufficient payload to pull ANY FW.
3.  You are asking your truck to carry 1600# FW  pin wt PLUS a 200+# hitch PLUS passengers and other cargo, totaling more than a full ton.  This is a HALF TON truck.  Granted, the payload will be a bit over a half ton, but is nowhere near the 2400 pounds you want to carry!
4.  Check the yellow placard on the truck's driver door latch pillar.  It will tell you the payload for YOUR truck as it left the factory.

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