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Oct 16, 2006
I am making a double post. I put this same information on 5th/wheels trailers board but I am new and don't know what I'm doing so all help with the board and the question is appreciated.
? I need some advice from experienced 5th wheel towers -NEWBIE-
? on: Today at 12:17:57 PM ?? ? ?

I now have a 2003 4x4 Ford Crewcab F-250 6.0 Diesel / 3.73 rear end.
I am considering a Forest River 5th wheel 8610# dry weight - 11,610# gross. 1460# pin weight.
What do you think about this combination as far as ability to tow in the mountains in Colorado??
I have the 5 speed auto that down shifts when I brake in the tow-haul mode.
I have only had a pop-up RV up till now.
A lot of people are pulling heavier pin weights with an F-250. I would like to go to a front bedroom slide but I can't find one in the "right" floor plan without going up on pin weight to 1900/2000#s.
Does anyone have experience with those higher pin weights on a truck like mine?
Should I stick with the Forest River without the bed room slide?
I am new to the forum.

Carl L

Moderator Emeritus
Mar 14, 2005
west Los Angeles
Do not double post.? If it is needed, a staff member can change the section of your post.? ?You do not need to worry about right section.

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