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Old 02-16-2016, 05:52 PM   #51
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and that closet is nearly right over the pin. Just shoes ~~ we just came home from 4 weeks in FL~~ everything from flip-flops to heels with everything in between,,,, light blouses to a parka. She asked if I would put a shelf in the closet and told her it cannot be done.
I hear your pain! We traveled to Oregon from Texas last June and up through Yellowstone. She carried everything but her wedding dress! And our closet is basically on the hitch of the Windjammer too.
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CWSWINE that is just about exactly what we are looking for. And you are pulling with 1 ton, so that pretty much confirms my numbers. Is yours a dually? Thanks for posting the CAT scale numbers, very helpful!

This was on 1 ton SRW 2015 F350 Diesel.

Little more information. The center of the fridge sits over the forward axle and the food pantry, bathroom and bedroom sits aft of the forward axle. Everything that is currently forward of the front axle in this 5er is stuff that stays in the 5er and most storage is full which isn't much storage forward of the axles. Anything added to the 5er for camping trip ie food and clothes wife's shoes- would be added over or aft of the axles. There is 6 slides (one cable, two electric and three hydraulic). The biggest negative (or could be plus) is a front basement that is only 18" wide. There is another basement aft of the axles in bedroom slide. What nice about the aft basement is you can put all you cables hoses and setup stuff in there and still have plenty of room for small grill. The other neat feature is the window in the front cap so you look forward but it does need clean a lot with all the bugs.

This 5er is the very top end of 1 ton SRW if you worried about staying within your GVWR and if this was a foward bedroom or if the fridge sat forward of the axles you bust you GVWR. Pulling this 5er with a SRW 1 ton you have to watch passengers and weight you carry in the truck and how you load the 5er. Watching the 2017s and see if payload increases.

This truck is not on the overload springs sitting still but when you hit dip you can feel the overloads kicking in and causes a bounce affect.

I would be glad to answer any other questions that you might have.
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Old 02-16-2016, 06:34 PM   #53
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For a TT, you meant "13-15%", right?
Yes 13-15% is correct. That was a fat fingered typo. Post edited to fix typo.
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Old 02-16-2016, 08:41 PM   #55
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Would be impossible for them to post anything but dry weights. Who knows what folks will pack and where? I don't see anything wrong with the posted dry weights to cause anyone any heartburn. Just something to gripe about I guess.
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Well, it is winter time. Most of us have the RV tucked away so not much going on there... Nothing else left to do but gripe until the spring comes!
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Ignore any weight numbers the dealer has posted. Instead, walk around to the street side of the trailer and read the yellow sticker. It will give you both the dry weight and the cargo capacity and higher up on the white part, it will give you the GVWR. Then you'll know what your limits are.
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Ignore any weight numbers the dealer has posted. Instead, walk around to the street side of the trailer and read the yellow sticker. It will give you both the dry weight and the cargo capacity and higher up on the white part, it will give you the GVWR. Then you'll know what your limits are.
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Ignore any weight numbers the dealer has posted. Instead, walk around to the street side of the trailer and read the yellow sticker. It will give you both the dry weight and the cargo capacity and higher up on the white part, it will give you the GVWR. Then you'll know what your limits are.
The problem still is what the percentage of that weight will transfer to the pin weight. The Crusader below had 19.1 percent dry pin percentage but after loading it the percentage jumped to 24.1. Most fivers will jump from 2 to 4 percent from the dry percentage and when you talking about 10,000 5er that could be a difference of 200 to 400 lbs of pin weight.
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Glad I have a little TT and a big truck. On a side note CWSWINE nice cars in the pic, I have a 64 coupe 327 365 hp. tan on tan.
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