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Old 11-09-2015, 08:28 PM   #31
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Who carries 2,300 pounds of stuff?

Don't forget this weight calculation should include the truck passengers, a full tank of gas, truck cargo bed weight & 5th wheel hitch. Which alone could easily surpass 1300 lbs if you have 4 adults. So,then add the trailer contents, water, groceries, bicycles, storage items, ect. It adds up fast.


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Old 11-09-2015, 09:03 PM   #32
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Don't forget this weight calculation should include the truck passengers, a full tank of gas, truck cargo bed weight & 5th wheel hitch. Which alone could easily surpass 1300 lbs if you have 4 adults. So,then add the trailer contents, water, groceries, bicycles, storage items, ect. It adds up fast.


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That weight calculation was for the 5er ccc, nothing to do with truck


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Old 11-09-2015, 09:14 PM   #33
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I was hybrid and travel trailer for nearly 10 years. For a couple of years several of my friends told me to go 5th wheel for reasons already mentioned. This past spring we switched to a 5th wheel and noticed an immediate change. We are very pleased with our decision and look forward to enjoying what we hope is many more years of camping and meeting new folks along the way.

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Old 11-09-2015, 11:35 PM   #34
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Lots of good info!! I've been driving all day to pick our unit up. I have a few more hours in the morning too! Ugh..... WELL worth the deal I got though. The local guy 5 min from my house wouldn't touch the price. I think he was just thinking I was going to cave because of the distance. Ha ha! He was WRONG!
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Old 11-12-2015, 08:08 AM   #35
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Things I learned on the trip home.... After the 1st hundred miles you get used to the extra 5000lbs, a Ford 6.7 diesel is a beast, she (both the F350 and the 5er) pulls well even in 16 plus mph winds and it seems truckers respect you a bit more with a 5er in tow. I see the tighter turn radius that will take some practice. I haven't had the need yet to back it so we shall see. Thanks to all for your input!
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Old 11-13-2015, 09:04 AM   #36
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Things I learned on the trip home.... After the 1st hundred miles you get used to the extra 5000lbs, a Ford 6.7 diesel is a beast, she (both the F350 and the 5er) pulls well even in 16 plus mph winds and it seems truckers respect you a bit more with a 5er in tow. I see the tighter turn radius that will take some practice. I haven't had the need yet to back it so we shall see. Thanks to all for your input!
Go to an empty parking lot and back it into a parking spot a few times. I won't say it is hard but it is different from a ball hitch.

Sounds like you had a good trip home. I agree, truckers seem to respect people pulling a 5er more. They seem to give you more room and they know when they pass you they are not going to knock you and your trailer all around. The 5eer is much more stable and they know it.

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Old 11-13-2015, 09:42 AM   #37
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Planned on doing the parking lot BUT you've got to love Texas State Parks. We have a pass and I called the park 30 min from the house and they gave me the all clear to come out and practice there.
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Chop249: Congrats on your new 5er. Can't wait to see pics and very glad you got a deal you like and a floorplan that will work for the family.
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Planned on doing the parking lot BUT you've got to love Texas State Parks. We have a pass and I called the park 30 min from the house and they gave me the all clear to come out and practice there.
Great!! Never heard of that before. Do they have trees? If so watch the height, you will need 13 feet if not more. My 5er is 12 foot 6 inches but always look for 13 feet. Saw a tractor trailer stuck in an overpass on the news one day. According to the signs he should have been ok but they had repaved the road and hadn't up dated the signs. They had added 4 inches of asphalt so the signs were wrong. He thought he had the clearance but guess what. It was a good thing he was going slow!

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