towing w/ F250Srw vs F350DRW

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RV PaPa

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Anyone tell me their pros and cons of towing 30 to 36 ft 5th wheel with a F250Srw? DAL vs a F350Sadr DAL. I've been told the only difference in the two is the rating of the front springs. Everything else is equal like? rear axle size, weight capacity etc,brakes and so forth -? any information on this I would appreciate hearing. If I were to install the airlift bags on the rear axle giving it an additional 2500 lb capacity as it claims ; would this make the f 250 SuperDuty in the SRW axle set up equal to or as safe as towing with the Dually??Thanks RV PaPa
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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There is a difference if the F350 is a duallie rather than SRW (Single Rear Wheel).  The dual rear axle can carry more weight at the back but it is also heavier than SRW so it actually reduces the GCWR slightly.

For the size 5W you are talking about, you are probably going to want the F350 duallie to carry the pin (hitch) weight.
 
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