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NorthernNeck,VA

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I have been pulling our 2013 Landmark with our 2005 6.0 Ford and thinking about getting a new truck. Thinking about a Dodge or maybe another Ford F450. Thoughts or ideas??

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Drive, try each one out. Pick what YOU like best and can get the best deal on. Serious question for you, why a 450/4500? The current crop of 350/3500s should be more than up to the task of hauling all but the largest trailers.


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It's 41 feet and heavy. I rode in a Dodge the other week and the truck actually came equipped with a Jake Brake. It is straining my current 05 F350 so I was thinking of getting a F450 if I go with the Ford.

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My buddy pulls his 41 ft landmark 365 with a new 3500 gmc dually . No issue lots of power

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If you're made of money get a Freightliner Sportchassis M2 MDT. It's real nice to tow with a truck that weighs 6 tons. If you want control, comfort and safety, the heavier the better. If you mainly want towing power, the new pickups are fine for that.

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NorthernNeck,VA wrote:

It's 41 feet and heavy. I rode in a Dodge the other week and the truck actually came equipped with a Jake Brake. It is straining my current 05 F350 so I was thinking of getting a F450 if I go with the Ford.

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New, properly equipped Rams can be rated up to 30,000 pounds.

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The F450 has a better turning radius than the F350. The F450 also uses commercial tires so will cost more at replacement. Same engine and tranny, different axles. Check insurance on F450 as some states as they may not be considered personal use.


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Must've been a while since you've looked a diesel trucks since they all come with a 'Jake Brake' now.
Any of the 1 ton DRW will safely tow that 5th wheel. Test drive them all. They're different in their own way but all have the power and handling to tow your 5th wheel.

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Like others have said, any new of the new 350/3500 duallies will be more than capable of pulling the LM. No need to go w/ 450/4500 chassis.


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The RAM 3500 duallies from the last couple of years are rated to tow just as much as the M2 Freightliners, 30,000 lbs. The M2 may have an edge in payload, but I don't think that's an issue with your FW. I'm no Dodge fan, but were I to consider full-timing in a rig like yours, I'd =seriously= consider the RAM.

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