Fifth Wheel Towing

promotionsguy

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I am in the process of acquiring a Fifth Wheel so the family and I can go on a 2 year road trip around the country. I am planning to purchase the Grand Design Reflection 367BHS (14,995 Totally Full). I'd LOVE to go grab a 350 Tremor to pull it but I think I may want to go with something more. The payload on this bothers me, especially the diesel at 3,300 pounds. Would I be better off getting the 7.3 for more payload? Getting the diesel and just being at the top of the line on payload? Or find a different truck and circle back to the Tremor when this trip is over in a couple years?

I'd love your thoughts! I plan to tow for 2-5 hours at a time once a week to get to the next destination.
 

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I am in the process of acquiring a Fifth Wheel so the family and I can go on a 2 year road trip around the country. I am planning to purchase the Grand Design Reflection 367BHS (14,995 Totally Full). I'd LOVE to go grab a 350 Tremor to pull it but I think I may want to go with something more. The payload on this bothers me, especially the diesel at 3,300 pounds. Would I be better off getting the 7.3 for more payload? Getting the diesel and just being at the top of the line on payload? Or find a different truck and circle back to the Tremor when this trip is over in a couple years?

I'd love your thoughts! I plan to tow for 2-5 hours at a time once a week to get to the next destination.
Watch the tow weight. the bumper pulls with tremor are reduced from 20k to 15k. I don’t recall 5th wheel numbers but be sure to verify.
 

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I'm pulling a 2020 Grand Design Solitude 310GK-R with my 2020 F-350 6.7 Tremor. My 5th wheel weighs about 14,500lbs loaded. I'm just within the payload specs of my truck. My last truck was a 2019 F-350 DRW. I MUCH prefer driving the SRW Tremor. My personal limit for a SRW truck is around 16-17,000lbs (depending on the pin weight).
 
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Watch the tow weight. the bumper pulls with tremor are reduced from 20k to 15k. I don’t recall 5th wheel numbers but be sure to verify.
Thanks for the thought, the fifth wheel rating is higher than the bumper pull so all should be good there
 

NWOhioTremor

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I did the same thing as bertschb, went from a 2019 F350 DRW 6.7. Towed great but was a bear everywhere else. Parking lots, drivethru's, and just everyday normal driving the ride was pretty rough empty. Ordered a 2020 F350 Tremor 7.3 knowing I was going to be giving up some payload for better livability. My payload came in at 3777 with my heavily optioned lariat sport. We have a 2018 367BHS that I have pulled with both trucks with the same airbags on both trucks. I took the airbags off the 2019 and put them on the 2020 even tho airlift says they won't work but the do. Only concern would be serious off-roading and axle droop with the airbags would be a problem. I add just enough air in the airlift bags to keep it off the overload springs. It smooths out the ride and keeps the truck pretty level. The biggest difference that I can tell towing is the stability. The DRW was rock solid where the Tremor moves around a little more due to the bigger sidewall tires on the Tremor and the SRW. Nothing scary but just doesn't feel as planted as the DRW but I am okay with it for the looks and day to day livability of the Tremor. Hope this helps and good luck on your decision!
 
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I did the same thing as bertschb, went from a 2019 F350 DRW 6.7. Towed great but was a bear everywhere else. Parking lots, drivethru's, and just everyday normal driving the ride was pretty rough empty. Ordered a 2020 F350 Tremor 7.3 knowing I was going to be giving up some payload for better livability. My payload came in at 3777 with my heavily optioned lariat sport. We have a 2018 367BHS that I have pulled with both trucks with the same airbags on both trucks. I took the airbags off the 2019 and put them on the 2020 even tho airlift says they won't work but the do. Only concern would be serious off-roading and axle droop with the airbags would be a problem. I add just enough air in the airlift bags to keep it off the overload springs. It smooths out the ride and keeps the truck pretty level. The biggest difference that I can tell towing is the stability. The DRW was rock solid where the Tremor moves around a little more due to the bigger sidewall tires on the Tremor and the SRW. Nothing scary but just doesn't feel as planted as the DRW but I am okay with it for the looks and day to day livability of the Tremor. Hope this helps and good luck on your decision!
That's perfect, just put a deposit on a 6.7 Tremor and I think it will be perfect for the next couple years. Thanks for the input!
 
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