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Old 10-20-2018, 04:20 PM   #1
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Looking to upgrade to a 2019 FR 5th wheel. Dry weight is 8800lbs. Towing with a Toyo Tundra 1/2 ton, 10,500 towing capacity.

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Old 10-20-2018, 04:31 PM   #2
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Looking to upgrade to a 2019 FR 5th wheel. Dry weight is 8800lbs. Towing with a Toyo Tundra 1/2 ton, 10,500 towing capacity.

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I'm gonna say that you'd better look for something a little lighter.

And probably not a 5th-wheeler.
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Old 10-20-2018, 04:34 PM   #3
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When talking 5th wheels and 1/2 tons, you start with PIN weight, not towing weight.
Most of 1/2 tons can tow smaller 5th wheels but don't have enough payload for the loaded pin weight.
What's the trailer's pin weight or what make and model are you talking about?
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Old 10-20-2018, 05:02 PM   #4
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Pretty sure you’re going to find you have the wrong pickup truck for upgrading....if you want to do this safely anyway.
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:37 PM   #5
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Looking to upgrade to a 2019 FR 5th wheel. Dry weight is 8800lbs. Towing with a Toyo Tundra 1/2 ton, 10,500 towing capacity.

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Wondering what you are upgrading from, and what are your towing experiences?

This is a good time of year to buy a 3/4 ton or larger. This 5er upgrade may just be a step to something larger anyway...
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Old 10-20-2018, 06:40 PM   #6
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If the dry weight is 8800, you will be at or over the 10k limit of the truck pretty easily. Personally, I wouldn't tow a 5th wheel with a half ton even though our Wildcat is "half ton rated".
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Tell us what model 5th wheel and post your yellow sticker from your door jam showing ccc.
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And stop quoting dry weights. They're just marketing ploys for suckers.

No rig ever weighed its dry weight.
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at 6591 lbs CCW I think I can tow about any 5er
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at 6591 lbs CCW I think I can tow about any 5er
The OP is asking about a 1/2 ton gas Tundra, not a 1 ton diesel DRW.
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