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Old 01-29-2021, 12:26 PM   #1
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f 250 and 25FC

I bought a 250 with the 6.7L diesel as my tow vehicle for a 25 FC RBT with a tongue weight around 835lbs. I am thinking about towing it home before I get a WDH as I don't know which one I want yet. Both truck and trailer are new and will be empty on the trip. I have read many pages here about towing and hitches and don't think I would have any problems. I welcome your thoughts and advise.
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Old 01-29-2021, 02:07 PM   #2
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No problem at at. I towed my 30’ Globetrotter home 500 miles on the ball.
That’s how it was delivered to the dealer from the factory.
Just watch your speed and don’t do anything stupid and you will be just fine.
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:17 PM   #3
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I tow my FC 30RB without weight distribution or sway control with a 2020 Silverado 2500HD. It tows as good as anything I've ever towed using WD and swaycontrol. The tongue weight on my trailer is ±1200 lbs. Life is much simpler when you can drop the ball on the hitch and drive away. I'd test your combination before buying items you may not need.
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Old 01-29-2021, 03:30 PM   #4
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You won’t really notice much of a difference with that truck.

I don’t bother with a weight distribution hitch if just going to our local beach, and we tow our 23’ with a mini truck.
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Old 01-29-2021, 04:19 PM   #5
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I think you will find you made a good choice and doubt you will need any bandaids to tow safely - you have more truck than you need. Good luck
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Old 01-29-2021, 04:28 PM   #6
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Thanks for the assurance. I appreciate the response.
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Old 01-29-2021, 04:56 PM   #7
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The other consideration for choosing a hitch is sway control. Late model Fords have it built in, and most responsible drivers don’t encounter heart stopping sway, but see how you like the “feel” when a semi passes you.
As others have said, your TV and trailer are a good match, and you may decide you don’t need much more. Just give it some thought as you are driving.
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:30 AM   #8
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You should be fine towing the trailer home, but I recommend you research a good WD hitch with sway control when you get there and use it every time except for short trips.
You will always have a better towing experience with it than without it.
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Old 01-30-2021, 10:24 AM   #9
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We like our Reese duel cam hitch...
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Old 01-30-2021, 12:04 PM   #10
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it’s OK

We moved our 25 ft down to the dealer for a new hitch setup no weight bars Never knew it was back there at 65 max speed.

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I bought a 250 with the 6.7L diesel as my tow vehicle for a 25 FC RBT with a tongue weight around 835lbs. I am thinking about towing it home before I get a WDH as I don't know which one I want yet. Both truck and trailer are new and will be empty on the trip. I have read many pages here about towing and hitches and don't think I would have any problems. I welcome your thoughts and advise.
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Old 01-30-2021, 03:13 PM   #11
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f250 and 25fc

30 ft classic towed on the ball with chevy 2500 duramax any speed anywhere no problems
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You won't need it until you do! I wonder how close to departure a towing accident has occurred due to lack of sway prevention?
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Old 01-30-2021, 05:46 PM   #13
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I bought a 250 with the 6.7L diesel as my tow vehicle for a 25 FC RBT with a tongue weight around 835lbs. I am thinking about towing it home before I get a WDH as I don't know which one I want yet. Both truck and trailer are new and will be empty on the trip. I have read many pages here about towing and hitches and don't think I would have any problems. I welcome your thoughts and advise.

I have the same set up, F250 diesel 25 ft serenity with the blue ox hitch system.., I have zero issues, tons of power, I have to remind myself I am towing!! Enjoy!! Deb
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Old 01-30-2021, 09:04 PM   #14
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I have a 25' FC RB and tow with a 2018 F-250 gas engine. For short trips I have gone without my weight distribution hitch without issues. Do your research and make sure that you have the proper drop on your hitch bar. Even the F-250 will drop a little once you put 900 lbs on the ball.

Most important is to have the trailer as level as possible after you hitch up. Sorry, but my hitch bar that I use is with my trailer in storage so I don't have it to measure. But to give you an idea, I measured from the top of my weight distribution ball and it is about 1" above the top of the inside of my hitch receiver on my truck.

Also be aware that the safety chain clips are difficult to clip onto the weird openings on the F-250 tow bar. I bought some links to make hookup safe and quick. Here is a video that shows what the problem is (I went with a different set of clips).

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I have 2019 25FB and tow with a 2019 F250 diesel crewcab. We've towed over 10,000 miles without a WDH. 98% of the time it works great! The only time I felt like I needed it was traveling I-80 through Wyoming with 50mph crosswinds.


Don't feel like you need to rush on the decision. The truck is very stout and can easily handle a trailer your size.
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You should be fine. Here is the direction for my 2019 F250...
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:13 AM   #17
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Well, I should be ok. This is my first exp with a heavy duty type of tow vehicle. Only have a couple hundred miles on it so far but am very happy. Thanks again.
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You won't need it until you do! I wonder how close to departure a towing accident has occurred due to lack of sway prevention?
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A WDH is needed when the tow vehicle isn't big enough for the trailer.
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Old 02-04-2021, 06:43 AM   #19
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Thanks for the assurance. I appreciate the response.
You have a real tow vehicle, for that trailer.
WDH is for tow vehicles that are too small for the trailer.It is what it is.
Comments above , giving examples using real tow vehicles,not being driven by trailer,( like a overmatched small tow vehicle) point that out..
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Old 02-04-2021, 09:50 AM   #20
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Same setup. 2018 25FC and 2019 F250 6.7 4x4.

I use the blue ox wdh but only because I used to tow with an F150 and it NEEDED sway control.

I would LOVE to throw the WDH into the trash because it adds time effort and expense to the process. Think about it, I am wearing out my tongue jack every time I put it on or take it off because I have to substantially lift the back of my heavy truck to relieve the pressure on the bars.

That’s got to add a fair amount of wear and tear.

Also, when you get to your site, if you don’t take the massive hitch out of your truck’s receiver you will bang your shins on it at night (and sometimes in the day). When you take it off you get grease on your shorts and maybe shirt. If you put it in the back of your truck it will break other stuff, add weight and take up space. If you throw it under the trailer it will get nasty and rust more rapidly.

If I were in your shoes I’d drive the setup until something scared me. Hopefully nothing will. And if it doesn’t, please PM me and tell me to get rid of mine!

Rant over. And yes I am aware that Hensley and Pro Pride are perfect and I’m an idiot for buying the blue ox.
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