Originally Posted by dduncan
Most of the 5th wheels I am looking at have a pin weight of 2200 lbs.
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That pin weight is with a dry fiver, probably doesn't include lp gas or even a battery. When you get your rv loaded for travel the pin weight will likely be closer to 3000.
My 40' Brookstone was advertised as a pin weight of 2480, after weighing on a CAT scale it was about 3200 (fiver weighs in at 14,400). At the time I had an F350 SRW and this weight exceeded the capacity of the rear axle. Local dealer made me a deal on an F450 DRW that gives me ample payload/pin capacity and believe it or not, my fuel mileage is nearly identical. Go with the 3500 dually, you will be happy in the end.