Originally Posted by Buddy231
I have a 2010 Ford FX-4x4 with a 5.4 liter V8 engine and a 3:73 rearend gearbox. A Sidewinder hitch, air-lift doughnuts and helper springs. I'm looking at a Palomino Sabre 5th wheel 35 ft with 3 slideouts. the dry weight is
9980 lbs. The truck GVWR is 7200 lbs and a rv dealer said I can tow 11,200lbs safely. Is this RV too much for a 1/2 ton pickup?
My 3/4 ton GMC 2500HD is maxed out with my 9200 pound 5th wheel due to payload availability. I have the diesel engine and Alison transmission and carry a small generator in the bed (in addition to the slider hitch) that reduces "the book" payload somewhat.
Your truck must have an available payload and axle load to "carry" 2240 pounds of pin weight AFTER you load the truck with all your gear, family, and the hitch of your choice. Expect that to be significantly less that what the dealer, who wants to sell you the biggest most expensive rig he thinks you can pull off the lot, says you can pull.
If you break down at the first traffic light, he won't be accepting your phone calls.
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