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  • Towing a Reflection 337RLS

    Been doing a lot of research lately on towing. Wife loves the 337RLS (UVW 11,000lbs) I do too but didn’t want to go that big. Need to replace our F150 and found a nice F250 power stroke with 6.75 ft bed. high capacity trailer tow package. Is this enough tuck and which hitch would you recommend?

    Thank you
    Jay
    Last edited by Jay HHI6818; 11-16-2022, 08:04 PM.

  • #2
    I would recommend going to a F350, you will be much happier.

    Brian
    Brian & Michelle
    2018 Reflection 29RS Oct.2017 build date, EMS-HW50C , Lippert Remote
    630 ah battery, Victron Multiplus 2, 800 watts solar, 100/50 SCC
    2015 Chevy 3500HD CC LB Duramax , Reese Elite 18K

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    • #3
      Hi Jay,

      A Reflection 337 has a GVWR of 14,000 lbs. 20% of this is 2800 lbs. This is the pin weight that you should plan for. Leave at least 500 lbs for hitch and people in the truck and you need a truck payload in the range of 3300 lbs or more. On the yellow tire pressure label at the driver's door, there will be the statement "Combined weight of occupants and cargo should never exceed ??? lbs". This is your payload . . . and, not likely enough on an F250 for this 5th wheel trailer.

      Rob
      Cate & Rob
      (with Border Collies Molly & Angel)
      2015 Reflection 303RLS
      2022 F350 Diesel CC SB SRW Lariat
      Bayham, Ontario, Canada

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      • #4
        Hello Jay,

        We use to tow our 337 with a 2014 2500HD Duramax and was over weight on the rear axles. Had to move up to a 2019 3500HD Duramax and now ok on weights.
        Rudy
        South Dakota
        2019 GMC 3500HD Duramax SRW
        2018 Reflection 337RLS

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        • #5
          I tow ours with a 2021 Silverado 3500. I would not want to pull this trailer with less truck. Its is pin heavy and on top of that we added a Splendide combo washer/dryer to ours.
          2021 Reflection 337RLS, 2021 Silverado 3500HD 6.6 gas. Nellie the wonder boxer

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          • #6
            I owned a 2014 337 and towed it with a 2013 F350. I had zero buffer with my payload capacity. An F250 of that era would have been seriously overweight. Remember... "It's not how much your truck can tow, it's how much weight you can put on the truck".
            GDRV Forum Moderator
            GDRV SW USA Rally Support Coordinator

            Jim and Ginnie
            2017 Reflection 297RSTS

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            • #7
              Thank you for recommending F350. Looking at used market and it stinks. Brother in law works for Ford so going to look at new with his discount.

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              • #8
                My neighbor has a 337 and tows it with his F-450-dually. He loves the combination. I have a 303 (a slightly lighter/smaller version of the 337) which I tow with my F-350. I wouldn’t want anything less to tow my 303 with.
                Tom and Janice (also known as Richter on the “Other” forum)

                First came the 18' Comfort bumper-pull, was great for 20 years.
                Now a 2019 Reflection 303RLS, second air, double glass, table and chairs
                2019 F350 Lariat 4x4 Crewcab with lots of goodies
                Andersen aluminum with the puck system holding it all together
                Cranberry Twp. PA, about 30 miles north of Pittsburgh

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