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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-23-2014, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
 
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Towing Fifth Wheel With 2011 FX4 5.0

Has anyone had any experience towing fifth wheel with an 2011 FX4 5.0 3.73 gears ?
Trailer is 4038 kg , 8903 lbs

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My parents just traded up to a 28ft travel trailer. They have a 2009 5.4 Supercrew 5.5ft box. 2wd. Trailer is 8300lbs. Truck is up to 9600 towin cap.


My dad is saying it can physically pull it, but it's a lot of weight for the truck. When the winds get up the trailer wants to take the truck for a drive.

Also the extra weight on the back of the truck puts less on the front.

He's looking to add helper springs/add-a-leaf, or just trade in for a f250.


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Thanks for you're input Viper238 !!
Great to hear some positive feedback!!
I just found out that 4038 kg is actually the GVWR of the trailer,
6100 lbs. So I believe she ways less than I thought !! I hooked up to trailer today and there was hardly any sagg in box at all . Truck only lowered maybe an inch if that !!
Computer checklist popped up right away and guided me through fifth wheel hookup safety precautions !! WAS IT EVER COOL ! A dummy can hook up . And I did lol.

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Manual slide.
today I approximately had about 4 feet clearance from truck cab to trailer nose.
and about 7-8 inches from top of truck box to underside of pin trailer area
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Create an album. Then view the photo on your album right click on the photo. Copy photo URL.
Come back to thread. Press the Insert image button. Then Paste link.. Good to go


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