Originally Posted by abomb
Good luck shopping for a newer camper. Hopefully you got the answers you were looking for.
Yes thanks the answers are good. However a side issue has be brought out due to the responses. It is not right that we have to dig so hard to find the answers to weights. IMHO a beginner has no idea weights and has to guess at first then when discovering knowledge available on forums and other 5er owners like this it's truly eye opening. Knowing pin weight limitations should be common sense to anyone purchasing a TV. I have been using the weight sites for over 2 years and when I decided to purchase my 2500 Duramax 6.6L 4x4 I thought I was getting payload of 2973lbs. based on the sales flyer first and then with other data so I never checked when the truck arrived. When I started looking for a heavier 5er. I wanted to know my max hitch weight so I could keep the new rig below this number. When I saw 2214 lb. payload I had to look twice and then got really upset with my recent purchase. The difference of (579 lbs.) is not what I wanted to see and frankly it would have changed what I purchased. Experienced RVers may think this stuff is common sense but is really not.
Lesson learned: Never.never..never take someone's word on vehicle capacities. Check the actual numbers listed on the certified labels on the exact vehicle you are planning to purchase. Make sure you run the numbers to confirm the vehicle will meet your needs.
I truly love how my TV works with my existing 5er but I hate the fact that I didn't know to check the exact specs., not the advertised ones. With the weights I have I am limited to 1500 lbs. for pin weight.
16 Silverado 3500 HD 6.6 Duramax 4X4
(Still looking for newer FR 5er)
Ultimate Aluminum 5th Wheel Hitch, TST tire monitors
Retired February 3, 2014, Bob & Cindy