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Old 06-05-2013, 10:28 PM   #161
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My half ton pulls. The wildcat was traded in last month for the Rockwood 8282WS. 1000 pounds lighter dry weight and 300 less on pin. Both pull fine but Rockwood is noticeably easier on the suspension.

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Old 06-05-2013, 10:30 PM   #162
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Looks great, but you really need a 800 hp Peterbilt and that might not satisfy some on the forum.

All bs aside, it does look good!
Good looking combo, agreed.

But, since we're playing the crazy comment game- let's say that some here say you can tow anything with anything. So let's hitch up that 55' custom trailer to an old Ranger! Good idea, OC! Let's spread the word!
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Old 06-05-2013, 10:40 PM   #163
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Good looking combo, agreed.

But, since we're playing the crazy comment game- let's say that some here say you can tow anything with anything. So let's hitch up that 55' custom trailer to an old Ranger! Good idea, OC! Let's spread the word!
Only if it has air bags.
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What is the obsession with sag or whatever. Other than your headlight aiming, I see no point in whether the bed or side rail is level, unless the mfg has a spec on it. Far as I know, it's about weight. Axles, tires, payload, GVWR,GCWR are all that matters. If you are over, you are over. If you are comfy and experienced, then just do it; but please don't encourage others whom you don't know. Stick to the facts, weight specs are all that matters in the absence of other factors.

I used to pull a 14,200lb boat with a 3/4 ton Suburban 454ci. It was crazy and I killed the truck eventually, so what. Then I used a 1 ton F350 dually power stroke on same rig, much better.

I used to pull a 14k 5er with my 3/4 ton chevy, no problems, but current rig is better and more comfy. That all I'm saying. Pull what you want, but caution others about the specs, please. Common courtesy.
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In all seriousness, you guys with the 1/2 ton and 5er rigs should create a sticky with a photo and corresponding specs on the truck and fifth wheel trailer. It would be a great thread for those interested in pursuing this RV combination and highlight the varied possibilities.
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In all seriousness, you guys with the 1/2 ton and 5er rigs should create a sticky with a photo and corresponding specs on the truck and fifth wheel trailer. It would be a great thread for those interested in pursuing this RV combination and highlight the varied possibilities.
It would only be useful if actual weights would be included.

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The original point of the thread was how the RV world and Truck world are both evolving and there are fifth wheel/half ton combo's out there that are either within specs or a little overloaded based kn "published data". This trend is causing the good folks in campgrounds to come by and say hi, how you doing. Like your camper. We have been thinking about getting a fifth wheel but they are just too heavy. Great conversations, but just cause they talked to me, they aren't going out and buying a fifth wheel. I didn't go out and buy a 3/4 ton since I started this post.

Have you seen the variety out there? Fiver's run fron 6500 - 18000 or more, I don't know for sure how heavy as I didn't look at anything too big for me to PULL and STOP.

I am not saying the debate should not continue, so keep the comments coming from both sides.

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It would only be useful if actual weights would be included.

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And the weight police would hijack it as they did this one.
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The original point of the thread was how the RV world and Truck world are both evolving and there are fifth wheel/half ton combo's out there that are either within specs or a little overloaded based kn "published data".
Are you using your set-up as an example. You haven't bothered to weigh it so it's your assumption where you are relative to specs.

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Thats true, I see alot of overloaded 3/4 tons on the road. Alot more than 1/2 tons. Most probably figure they are OK without checking anything. I knew I had limits and paid attention to them. Out TT layout didn't work for me and the DW anymore. We found a layout and configuration we loved and figured we could get two years out of our present truck and then when we want to travel, we would get a new truck. Her response? Yah right, you'll have a new truck before then. Maybe so, maybe not.
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