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Old 04-30-2016, 12:43 PM   #11
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Thanks Codz03. I never said it was a 4X2 in fact it is a 4X4 they all just feed off each other. Fact is your 5th wheel 8289ws is bigger than what I want to pull. If you can handle it so can I. Both dealers say I was close but could do it. And the reason I want to dump the 2500HD is that the other 49 weeks each year it is used as an everyday vehicle. At 11 MPG without pulling anything. Plus not easy to pull into a regular parking place extended cab 8' box and of course I need a football field to turn it around in. Just a PIA for everyday driving.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:47 PM   #12
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We have somewhat of the same pickup just 4x4 and you won't have any problems. We tow a rockwood 8289 5th wheel and the truck handles it no problem. We set the cruise 60-65 and let er go.
Same set up as yours, and tow 60 -65 with the cruise set. Been up and down the east coast the past few years and it tows great. I did put some better tires and airbags on the truck.
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Old 04-30-2016, 12:52 PM   #13
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Very simple site to figure our what you truck can tow and stay within the specifications of the truck. It is just 5th grade math nothing magical about the numbers.

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Old 04-30-2016, 12:58 PM   #14
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With a 2060 payload with a 150lbs drive and 250lbs 5th wheel hitch and nothing else in the truck here is what tow planner gives you


You're adding approximately 400 lbs. to the truck. You have 1,660 lbs. of payload capacity. Fifth wheels typically have 20% - 25% pin weight which gives you a maximum loaded camper weight of 6,640 - 8,300 lbs.

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Old 04-30-2016, 01:06 PM   #15
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Researching this subject

I have been researching this subject for about a year. If you run the numbers you are on the hairy edge, but I have run into many people running similar setups in camp grounds. Most tell me it is fine if you add airbags. Bottom line in you can do it if the mountains are not too steep and you keep your speed down.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:11 PM   #16
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Crybaby? No just new. But every tow weight question starts out then someone says that info is wrong or some body assumes something that is no written in the post and before they get back on all of the info posted is butt kiss and is not worth trying to get question back on track. I have read enough of these post over the last few month to realize I would trust most of you on this site to tell me night is dark and day is light. Don't look for another post from me. I am more confused after all your help than before I started. Already too many of you that think you know more than you actually do. Thanks for your "EXPERT" opinions.
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Old 04-30-2016, 05:21 PM   #17
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Invest $150 in a Sherline LM-5000 scale. Get the 'real' dry pin weight before you purchase the fiver. You will have it for future purchases also.

A great website also.
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I am going to close this thread for now as it has become hostile and is no longer productive. The "can I tow it?" question has always produced a wide variety of responses and towing experiences and generates some strong opinions.
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