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Rumduggy

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Hello!! My husband and I are in the process of possibly buying a toy hauler! Looking at a Raptor 352…. Does anyone have any important info on what to ask the dealer?? We are total newbies! Hesitant to pull the trigger, but hesitant not to…
 

SeilerBird

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First off you need to get a pickup truck capable of towing the fiver. You will need to post the info for both the pickup truck and the fiver.
 

Rene T

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First off you need to get a pickup truck capable of towing the fiver. You will need to post the info for both the pickup truck and the fiver.
Do not rely on a salesman to tell you what to have for a truck. His goal is to sell you a RV no matter if it will be unsafe to tow it with a truck you may have already. As Tom said, come here first.
 

SpencerPJ

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If your husband understand towing numbers, no worries, but it sure is a big 5r to be guessing about. Worse case, he gets a bigger F350 or F450 if his doesn't work, it's just money. Questions for the Dealer, where's the pen is about the extent of their knowledge typically. We have a joke around here, RV salespeople are leftovers from the used car sales market ;). Glad you have begun your homework, there are many questions to have answered before I'd pick that pen up.
 

JudyJB

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And most of them will give you all kinds of advice, even if they have never driven or pulled an RV.
 

donn

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At nearly 18,000 Gross I sure hope your hubby has a dually.
Tow haulers can place way more than the accepted 20% of its total weight on,the hitch. As a first timer there is no way I would suggest a 40 foot trailer. And buying new is,plane crazy.
 

steveblonde

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Donn is correct Raptors have a really heavy nose weight i have a Voltage (both are made by Keystone just different trim level/styles, my second Voltage ) you will more than max out your average f350 srw unless its an xl trim level, great toy hauler just make sure your truck can handle it . You are in solid F350 DUALLY teritory and forget a F450 its payload is 500lbs less than 350 because of the rear end and front axle
 

garyb1st

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Unless your husband is an over the road truck driver I suggest you hold off pulling the trigger on a huge trailer like that. Do lots of research. A toy hauler will be waiting when you're ready to buy.
 
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