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Old 02-20-2013, 07:04 PM   #1
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Interested in purchasing a fifth wheel Rockwood 8281ws. I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra Crew Max with the short bed (5.5 ft). Has anyone pulled a fifth wheel with this type of truck?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:08 PM   #2
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your kidding right ?
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:12 PM   #3
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Rockwood is advertising that with the revolution pin box that you can tow the fifth wheel with a 5.5 ft bed. I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with this.
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I use the reese revolution on the 6'4" ram. No problems. works like a charm and still space to spare.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:28 PM   #5
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Sidewinder I can see working.
It's the camper and truck combo id be worried about .

A 8281ws has a 8000 lb ship weight . Not including dealer add ons and your additions .
And a 1600 lb hitch weight.
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Old 02-21-2013, 05:51 AM   #6
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Interested in purchasing a fifth wheel Rockwood 8281ws. I have a 2011 Toyota Tundra Crew Max with the short bed (5.5 ft). Has anyone pulled a fifth wheel with this type of truck?
I think you would be over your rear axle weight rating, and your payload rating. I pull a 8281ss, that has a lower hitch weight with a 1500hd, 4.10 gears, and a 6.0 engine. I am close to max, fully loaded. It pulls it fine, would like a diesel. I have the 6.5 box, I don't use a slider or the revolution and have plenty of room to back up.
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I use a sidewinder it is on a 8280SS with Ford F250 Shortbed Crewcab have lots of room to spare. It moves the pivot point back about 20". It also makes it easier to hookup. Not going to get into your truck thing. I used to have a Silverado 1500 and I remember some dealers would say "Yeah you can pull that with Silverado 1500". I would then laugh and walk out of the dealership.
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I think you would be over your rear axle weight rating, and your payload rating. I pull a 8281ss, that has a lower hitch weight with a 1500hd, 4.10 gears, and a 6.0 engine. I am close to max, fully loaded. It pulls it fine, would like a diesel. I have the 6.5 box, I don't use a slider or the revolution and have plenty of room to back up.
What year is your truck?
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I think you would be over your rear axle weight rating, and your payload rating. I pull a 8281ss, that has a lower hitch weight with a 1500hd, 4.10 gears, and a 6.0 engine. I am close to max, fully loaded. It pulls it fine, would like a diesel. I have the 6.5 box, I don't use a slider or the revolution and have plenty of room to back up.
Just to note, the 1500HD was built on a 2500 series chassis with a 8600 lb GVWR and 6000 lb RAWR...definitely not a half ton.

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