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Old 02-01-2016, 06:59 PM   #1
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towing with SRW

I see a lot of you are using SRW for toyhaulers. I am not asking debate on DRW or SRW............. we have seen enough of that!
I own a 2012 f 350 6.7 SRW.
Did a lot of research looking for a compatible TH. Settled on a very nice shape 2014 3305 Voltage as we have 2 boys with dirtbikes and I am going to get a quad. Weighed everything and feel good.

My combo works for me but curious as to some of the rigs/weights you are hauling with the SRW and your opinions on the combo?
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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I also have a 2012 SRW F-350. Have towed my V3605 to S.D. two summers ago & Glacier N.P. this past summer. Only thing I noticed in a very strong side wind I have slowed down to 55mph to cut down the sway. My normal tow speed is in the 62mph range. With no hard side wind it still feels very safe at 70mph. I'll do that or more if passing but don't care for the MPG at those speeds.
As I had the truck before the trailer I picked a size & weight that was right for the truck.
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:45 PM   #3
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I looked at a 3305 also and knew it would work. Held out and was patient finding the 3305 locally only one year old and saved a pile.
I towed my previous cougar fifth b/t 62-66.

Did you really need the airbags?
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Old 02-01-2016, 08:58 PM   #4
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No just makes the ride nicer.
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Old 02-01-2016, 09:10 PM   #5
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Again thanks for that. I measured pin to be 2700 and this had rear axle at 6200 with full fuel and boys in back seat. Rear sag was 2.25" but will not install bags until I think it is necessary. I know it is a comfort thing as well as opinion.
I think your pin was close to mine and maybe 100 more. I ditched my heavy Curt slider and reese adapter ( 225-240 lbs) and bought a BW 3600 companion for ford prep. Easily 100 lighter and I can actually take out myself. Looking forward to towing with it.
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I've been towing a 2013 Voltage 3105 TH with a 2002 F250 supercab, long bed SRW 7.3 diesel. The GVW on the 3105 is 16,500, which is over the F250's rated capacity. That said, we've towed to FL, and to ME & back. The transmission did not like towing up our mountain on the first trip back from ME. Ended up having the trans rebuilt by a custom rebuilder with an aftermarket billet torque converter. No more trans problems after several more FL and ME trips. The rig gets a bit squirrelly on step downhills, need to back the speed down. I normally tow around 62 MPH. When I asked the Ford dealer to look at the front end alignment, due to uneven tire wear, they said the alignment was fine, I had too much weight for the truck, and the front end was going light.

The truck is 14 years old, it's in great shape, no body rust, the engine runs great, and the trans was rebuilt, but as we're looking to retire soon, and planning to take the TH out west with real mountains, we decided to buy a new truck. Our F350 King Ranch, crew cab, long bed, 6.7 diesel, with 4.3 rear and dual rear wheels starts down the assembly line today. We'll be well under max towing capacity, and should we decide to get a bigger TH, we'll have the capacity.

Now to sell the F250. Anyone in the northern NJ area who might be interested in a well maintained solid truck, with a Reese Titan 20K 5th wheel hitch, PM me.
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pdonoghu, you shouldn't have any trouble selling a 7.3 PSD. I just sold my 96 for almost $10k! I had it listed for $9200 and had two guys get in a bidding war over it.

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:39 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info. I guess it is difficult comparing the 14 year old truck to the diesels of today but it helps knowing yours was up to task but had the issues with some hills. Makes perfect sense.
I think you made a wise choice at this point going DRW considering retirement looming and the western hills.
The 6.7 will be music to your ears!
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I tow a 2015 3305 with a 2007 2500 CC SRW Duramax. I think it does just fine. My rig loaded weighs 3100# on the pin and about 2750# with the ez-go in the back. I did upgrade the tires to a higher load rating and added Torklift Stableloads to the springs. I usually tow the speed limit. The DW and I are looking to buy a new truck later this year when the new redesigned Duramax hits the lots but it will still be a SRW.
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I pull with SRW and added Timbrens. Timbren SES – Timbren Industries Inc. Suspension Products I feel very secure towing my 3605. Pulled about 6000 miles so far.
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