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  • About Boomer23059
    Richmond, VA
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    2011 F-250 King Ranch 4X4, 6.7L PSD
    Nav System with Sync
    Firestone Ride-Rite Auto Leveling System
    Reese Elite 18K Slider Hitch
    Cedar Creek 36RE Fifth-Wheel


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  • Last Activity: 07-28-2014 03:25 PM
  • Join Date: 03-22-2011
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  1. 09-06-2013 07:45 PM - permalink
    Hi Boomer, thanks for the reply. I was having trouble finding where the reply was, then went camping last weekend with our existing TT. I think I have come to the painful conclusion that though we really love the 36RE, we also love and don't plan on getting rid of the truck, and will thus probably try to find a fifth wheel more in line with what we should be towing. Looking closely at Columbus 340RK which is about 2,000 lbs less than the 36RE and figures to have a pin weight that won't overload the RAGR either.

    We do have the full size bed so hopefully slider won't be needed. That had to be a tough way to find that out for you; my DW would still be yelling at me about it!

    I'm going to keep researching like crazy until we make a decision!
  2. 08-26-2013 08:41 AM - permalink
    I love the truck and the Cedar Creek. You should know that the 36RE is too heavy for the F250 by almost a 1000 pounds. I took my rig to a commercial scale and confirmed. I put in Firestone Ride-Rite air bags with auto-leveling so the truck sits level and it drives fine. When I need to replace the rear tires I'll go with a heavier model as I'm within 500 pounds of the tire load rating. If I had bought the truck after the trailer (instead of the other way around), I'd have gotten a 350.
    One other thing: turning. If you have the short bed you're going to need an automatic slider hitch (I hear the Pullrite is good) or a pivoting pin box. I learned this the hard way when the corner of the camper came through my back window. If you'd like more info, write me at [email protected].
  3. 08-25-2013 08:26 PM - permalink
    Hi Boomer, we have the same truck, and the DW and I are looking closely at the Cedar Creek 36RE, which you also have I am concerned about weight, etc, and was hoping you could offer some insights.

    I look forward to hearing from you via PM or possibly via phone, if we make contact!



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