Originally Posted by Kenny kustom
Add 300 for the hitch
I'm not overly familiar with 5th wheel setups, but the hitches I've looked at, including a slider, have been closer to 150lb.
I'm looking at a W&P 38FCR to go with the new 3500 (eventually) and I believe I'm within perfect range. 3131 pin + 500 people/dogs + 232 diesel + 150 hitch = 4013. UVW of the trailer is 11,830 + 2,750 toys + 913 water = 15,493, leaving me with another 1,100 in capacity, but I know going over in the tow weight isn't going to be a huge deal as long as the hitch itself can handle it. GVW of the trailer is 17,131, and I wouldn't try to exceed that. I don't think we have 1,100 pounds worth of stuff, but I know that can add up quickly, too.
Sure, I might increase the weight of the pin with the toys, but Ill keep the heavier stuff towards the back to help keep from making that pin weight increase.