Originally Posted by tbln930
Great article. It is a repeat of most of my points exactly. Weigh your rig! Most medium to large 5ers probably need at least a 350 3500 class truck and often a duelly. Chances are very good that a 250 2500 size truck is over payload. If it is a heavier toy hauler it most certainly is.
We are considering a 5er now and have learned that for Ford at least only an F350 duelly or bigger can handle the loaded pin weight of the 5er we are considering which is large (40') but there are larger ones. What we see at the campgrounds are scarily undersized for the most part. A lot of folks tell us they know they are over payload on the truck but knock on wood.....
We have had every thing from TTs to 5ers and a class A. The heavy 5er left before the class A and did not miss the long bed dually as my truck is also
my daily driver. We now have a 35' 5er. The published pin is 1705 and as loaded 2110 with extra battery, W/D, and front AC. Well within ALL numbers on my 2016 F350 SRW 4X4 6.7. Just the 2 of us and 1 small dog and this is the most comfortable rig we have ever had in 43 years.