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Old 10-09-2019, 08:53 AM   #41
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I read Ram was going to tge Cp4.... v2...
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Old 10-09-2019, 11:29 AM   #42
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Ford uses compacted graphite for their engines. Industry news for all of 2018 reported that ford sold 909330 trucks, gm's Silverado line 585581, dodge 536980, and gmc 219554. That is a lot of trucks.
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Old 10-09-2019, 12:03 PM   #43
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I read Ram was going to tge Cp4.... v2...

They are, and I don't think the Ford has changed from the CP4
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Old 10-12-2019, 08:51 PM   #44
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Does anyone really believe its safe to pull 37,000 pounds or 35,500 pounds with a pickup. Im just waiting for a 35,000 pound fifth wheel camper.
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We can't believe what the manufacturer puts out. If the normal 20% is used for the pin weight, that means the PW for the 37k towed vehicle will be 7,400 lbs.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:01 PM   #45
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I pull 30k gooseneck with an excavator no issues. These trucks do tow more than just campers, plus 4wd can be a bonus. This class truck, any brand, is popular with contractors, race car crews, horse transport and campers. We have 4 duallies in the shop and we use them for everything.
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Old 10-12-2019, 09:26 PM   #46
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We can't believe what the manufacturer puts out. If the normal 20% is used for the pin weight, that means the PW for the 37k towed vehicle will be 7,400 lbs.
Lot of difference between pin weight of a 5er and pin weight of a gooseneck construction or implement trailer. The 5er carries a lot of weight over the elevated front section and some of that nearly directly over the pin. The gooseneck construction/implement trailer carries its weight behind the elevated front section. So the pin weight percentage of total weight is considerably different.
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Old 10-13-2019, 10:52 AM   #47
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Lot of difference between pin weight of a 5er and pin weight of a gooseneck construction or implement trailer. The 5er carries a lot of weight over the elevated front section and some of that nearly directly over the pin. The gooseneck construction/implement trailer carries its weight behind the elevated front section. So the pin weight percentage of total weight is considerably different.
I agree, most gooseneck trailers I've towed were set up in the 15 - 20% of gross trailer weight on the pin. Most goosenecks don't have usable space over the neck like fifth wheels.
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Old 10-13-2019, 06:31 PM   #48
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If you want to know what truck to get...go to Elkhart, I’d. and watch what damn near all the new trailers are hauled to he dealerships with. Then buy it.
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If you want to know what truck to get...go to Elkhart, Id. and watch what damn near all the new trailers are hauled to he dealerships with. Then buy it.
My 3790RD was delivered from the dealer back east with a Dodge 2500.
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Old 10-13-2019, 08:06 PM   #50
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That's okay, a few weeks ago we were in Shipshewana looking for new sofa and recliners and a Mobile Suites came in on a 2500 Dodge.
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We live near two major highways, one east/west and one north/south, and both carry a lot of RVs of all types. And from casual observation I would say more than half the longest 5ers including the high end ones are behind SRWs and many of those behind 250/2500 pickups.
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If you want to know what truck to get...go to Elkhart, Id. and watch what damn near all the new trailers are hauled to he dealerships with. Then buy it.
They are going to buy and use the cheapest of the 3 hands down and that is not going to give you a heads up on the one to buy. You buy the one YOU like not what cowboy Dan can afford.
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They are going to buy and use the cheapest of the 3 hands down and that is not going to give you a heads up on the one to buy. You buy the one YOU like not what cowboy Dan can afford.
Their driving fords bshgto.
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They are going to buy and use the cheapest of the 3 hands down and that is not going to give you a heads up on the one to buy. You buy the one YOU like not what cowboy Dan can afford.
X 2 as they are going to beat them and dump them.
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I pulled 60,000 pounds with a modified F150, once in awhile 300, just sayin
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