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Old 09-14-2008, 10:04 PM
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What truck would you recommend for a 42 Fountain / Myco triple aluminum trailer - conventional towing 15,000 LBS total weight. Is a 1 ton legally overloaded or do I need to step up to a F650 or M2?
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:18 PM
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What truck would you recommend for a 42 Fountain / Myco triple aluminum trailer - conventional towing 15,000 LBS total weight. Is a 1 ton legally overloaded or do I need to step up to a F650 or M2?
I have a customer of mine that tows his 47 Fountain with a 2008 F450, and he says its great.
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Old 09-14-2008, 10:43 PM
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Properly equipped new F-350 will do it.
An F-450 will absolutely do it.
An F-650, Sport Chassis, or other medium duty would be cat's ass. They are all over eBay.
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Old 09-15-2008, 10:54 PM
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i tow a cig 35 about 14000 with gas and trailer with a 550 ford and it awsome and legal . do it with a 1 ton and have a accident, even someone elses fault and kiss your boat and possibly your house goodby. the ford could be for sale as i have my eye on a freightliner. call me 847 514 9162 for details on the truck
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:22 PM
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An F350 DRW will legally tow 15K with a conventional hitch but I bet you are over that with a load of gas.

You might also look into weather or not you need a CDL with one of those heavy trucks.

FYI A Pro boat hauler I know took an F550 and put an F350 bed on it so it would not be obvious that he was a commercial operator
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:34 PM
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Originally Posted by rjr View Post
An F350 DRW will legally tow 15K with a conventional hitch but I bet you are over that with a load of gas.

You might also look into weather or not you need a CDL with one of those heavy trucks.

FYI A Pro boat hauler I know took an F550 and put an F350 bed on it so it would not be obvious that he was a commercial operator
the 550/350 conversion is pretty common out west here but is basicly the same thing as an 08 F-450,,,regular flatbeds were a give-away at border crossings
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Old 09-16-2008, 03:58 PM
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I just weighed my F350. It was almost 9000#. The weight rating you are looking for is the GCVR (Gross combined) It's not on my door. Ford says 15K with conventional load dist hitch.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:40 PM
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The gcwr is not on the door, it is in the owners manual. My F250 had a gcwr of 20,000lbs. Thats truck boat trailer and whatever else you put in it. My F450 is around 33,000 lbs but I only registered if at 26000 otherwise you need cdl and IFTA for fuel taxes, but only if you haul for money.
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Old 09-16-2008, 07:57 PM
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Dodge 3500 CTD.

I tow a 38sc (has to weigh more than the 42) with no issues whatsoever.
You can go the 450/550/650 route, but it will cost you upwards of $20K more to do so.

http://www.trailerlife.com/towrating...ngs_p20_33.pdf

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toyota says there truck can tow 10k it probably would pull the 42 and your trailer brakes might stop you. but would you tow a 42 with #6s with a toyota! it is about ego and show go 450/550 /maybe 650 or sportchassis traffic stops when my 550 crew cab with a hauler bed and the cig are on the road thunbs up can make your day. just a lot to wash all the time. and heaven forbid i hat someone im safe and legal spend the money on the truck not the lawyer.
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