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Towing capacity

I'm looking at buying a Open Range travel trailer. I will also carry a motorcycle in the bed of the truck while pulling the trailer. Travel Trailer specs: GVWR 10,400 lbs., UVW 7,842 lbs., DRY HITCH WEIGHT 780., DRY AXLE WEIGHT 7,060 lbs., GROSS NCC 2,560 lbs. Motorcycle weighs around 850 lbs.

The truck is a 2011 F350 6.7, SRW, LB, CC, 4x4, 3.31.

Will I be OK doing this, or is it too much weight when going up and down mountains.
 
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:00 PM
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Look in you owners manual to be sure but my 2006, 6.0 can haul that with no problem so I assume you could too.

You'll need a weight distribution hitch.
 
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you will be just fine. you will not even know it is back there.
 
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Originally Posted by roadkingfl View Post
I'm looking at buying a Open Range travel trailer. I will also carry a motorcycle in the bed of the truck while pulling the trailer. Travel Trailer specs: GVWR 10,400 lbs., UVW 7,842 lbs., DRY HITCH WEIGHT 780., DRY AXLE WEIGHT 7,060 lbs., GROSS NCC 2,560 lbs. Motorcycle weighs around 850 lbs.

The truck is a 2011 F350 6.7, SRW, LB, CC, 4x4, 3.31.

Will I be OK doing this, or is it too much weight when going up and down mountains.
Conventional towing 14,000/fithe wheel 15,800 according to the technical specs in my brochure. You will be fine.
 
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Thanks for the help guys.........
 
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The truck in my sig is rated to 23500 GCVW and yanks my 13000 pound fiver like it is not back there. Last leg of a 1000 mile weekend return home yielded 12.5 mpg.
 
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The truck in my sig is rated to 23500 GCVW and yanks my 13000 pound fiver like it is not back there. Last leg of a 1000 mile weekend return home yielded 12.5 mpg.
The 12.5 mpg was that towing your fiver,if so what are you getting empty
 
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I just ran a half tank or so through the truck without the trailer. In a 100 mile trip back from my fiver dealer, mostly highway with about 20 miles of city I showed 20.4 when I filled up. Today I ran around town doing errands, all city driving. The truck computer shows 19 right now. I hand calculated the first 4 fill ups and compared them to the computer. The results were too close to worry about hand calculations. It was never off more than a couple of tenths. The more I drive it the better it gets.
 
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I just ran a half tank or so through the truck without the trailer. In a 100 mile trip back from my fiver dealer, mostly highway with about 20 miles of city I showed 20.4 when I filled up. Today I ran around town doing errands, all city driving. The truck computer shows 19 right now. I hand calculated the first 4 fill ups and compared them to the computer. The results were too close to worry about hand calculations. It was never off more than a couple of tenths. The more I drive it the better it gets.
Just curious what your rear diff ratio is? That's great mileage...25% better than my F150 5.4.
 
 
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