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Old 01-04-2015, 11:25 AM   #11
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:45 PM   #12
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every 5th wheel has a different cap shape. Even if you test and clear in a parking lot, doesn't mean it will clear on a slight slope with the trailer leaning to the side slightly. Be cautious
That is correct about clearance issues. Pulling my Wildcat with a GMC 6'6" bed and I dented my box. It happened when I was pulling up an incline and turning right onto a road. The truck front end was tilted up and the corner of the 5er caught the truck box during the turn. It pushed down the edge of the box but didn't touch the cab.
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I have a 5' 6" bed on my 1500 Ram and tow a Rockwood 8280ws with a Revolution king pin. No issues, pulls great, clearance all around. Trailer weight is 7500 lbs. empty. With the rear kitchen the pin weight is only 1000 lbs. I would definitely recommend the Revolution or Sidewinder pins.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:08 PM   #14
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Pulled a 1999 22" 5th-wheel with a 2006 GMC Sierra Crew Cab with 5' 6" bed. The kingpin extended beyond the front of the camper by about 18". The owner's manual for the truck was very specific and read something like "this vehicle is neither designed nor intended to pull a 5th-wheel." Never had any problems but didn't use it much before selling camper.
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Old 01-04-2015, 02:30 PM   #15
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I believe the current Ford towing guide says not to pull a 5er with a 5.5 ft box.
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Old 01-04-2015, 04:41 PM   #16
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IMHO I think you have too many things working against you. You have a half ton and want to pull a fifth wheel and it is a really short bed. I don't know if your truck has the maxtow and maxpayload package and im not sure if it really matters. I think you are going to make things more difficult for your self unless you are planning to tow all but the smallest of fivers.
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:12 PM   #17
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I have a F150 and tow a 37 ft. wildcat no problem
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:15 PM   #18
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I have a F150 and tow a 37 ft. wildcat no problem
is yours a 5 1/2 foot bed? Towing 5th wheel?
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:16 PM   #19
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I tow the wildcat with a 5 1/2 ft. box with a slider
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Old 01-04-2015, 05:19 PM   #20
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that is an AWFUL lot of trailer for any 1/2 ton. No way you are within any safe limits, but that's not what we are here to discuss.
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