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Old 04-12-2017, 10:42 PM   #11
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That was a smart thing to do--you should never have a problem with the 17.5s due to overloading. Did the same with my '05 36TK3 and had one flat in over 80000 miles of towing--screw in sidewall.
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Old 04-13-2017, 08:57 AM   #12
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Thanks For the info, We loaded the 5th wheel and took it to New Mexico and I am certain that I will have the 17.5s on it before it leaves New Mexico. I may have an F550 or F650 tow vehicle. This DRV is smaller than my Hitchhiker But it is definitely much heavier. My 1998 dodge ram 3500 dually 12V cummins had it's tongue hanging out.

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Old 04-13-2017, 11:57 AM   #13
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Unless you need a 550/650 type vehicle, or just feel better with one, any of the new dually pickups with handle that trailer.
I can understand the result with the '98 Ram, they just were workhorses and not ideal for fivers.
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I agree with wingnut, unless you find a smoking hot deal on a F550 or larger truck those would be way more than necessary to safely move & stop your trailer. Some of the newer F-350/3500 series trucks are bruts and can do you fine, plus have all the comforts that the larger trucks don't have, namly smoother ride.
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Old 04-13-2017, 07:23 PM   #15
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What "allowable" weight are you talking about?
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