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Re: [RC] Truck for Trailer - Roger Rittenhouse

Karen  Yes you are correct.. The mid duty comm trucks are just great
Fl-60 and the like BUT no 4x4. I really MUST have 4x4.

So our only real options are Ford F450  or F550
They have good ratings that most would NOT exceed
Also I think the 4 dr was over kill and it took 200 pounds from the load
Ford lists for a 4x4 ext cab dual rear wheel auto with a 4.30 rear

F450  26K GCW  17400 GVWR

Ford only makes the F550 in 4dr or reg cab
reg cab
F550 26K GCW 17700 CVWR but only with a 4.88 rear. no top speed

F650  not sure if it had 4x4  40k CW  with 26K gvw  now THAT will be
difficult to overload even for an endurance rider.

For now I would go with a F450
Brakes are 2 in larger dia then F350/250 and a different larger
chassis and suspension.

While I do not care for a flat bed - there are a number of after market
companies who install great looking pickup truck beds on the F450, the
cost is about $3800
The F450 will handle almost like a F350 so it can be used as the day
use truck. In my case it is. So a big truck would not work out well
for me.

Roger R

KS> So, what sort of truck does one get for a trailer that is over 24'?
KS> Have you looked at the new Chevy Kodiak Mid-duty trucks?  I'm not sure
KS> about them cause they're only 2 wheel drive and I frequently have to
KS> deal with very muddy conditions while pulling my trailer.

KS> Any input would be appreciated.

KS> Karen

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