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Old 04-26-2015, 09:02 AM   #1
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Need help deciding on 5th wheel

Looking to buy a fr 5th wheel , have a 2005 Chevy 2500hd pu 8ft box 4x4 with 8.1vortec engine supposed to be17000 lb towing capacity. Looking for a 5 er with opposing slides , king bed rear living room. Any suggestions?
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Old 04-26-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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I have a 2014 vcross 315vlr 10500 dry weight fits your must haves pull with 2015 f250 gas 6.2
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:08 PM   #3
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What is the payload on your door sticker, that will be your limiting factor. You will need a loaded pin weight less than your payload. Plan on 18-25% of loaded trailer weight (not dry weight) for your Pim weight. Add another 150 lbs for the fiver hitch. You will need a fiver that fits within that.
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:14 PM   #4
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Flagstaff... or Sandpiper...
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Old 04-26-2015, 09:15 PM   #5
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This wildwood fits your requirements.


This wildwood might be ok for you weight wise but is going to be pushing your payload.
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LOTS to choose from. Your truck will pull just about anything, so go with
1. what you like
2. what you can afford
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You may be close to your max weight but take a look at the Cedar Creek 38RD - this is one sweet rig!
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Old 04-27-2015, 02:26 PM   #8
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When we bought ours in 2010-2011 we decide on a Rockwood 8265WS. It was the only one my wife and I could agree on

Here are some thoughts on our unit.

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Old 04-27-2015, 04:09 PM   #9
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We have a 2009 chevy silverado, extended cap, short bed, LTZ package. We love it and it is a work horse. We did a lot of research on fifth wheels to match it up with it's towing capacity. We decided on purchasing a Rockwood Signature ultra lite 8289ws Dimond Package. We really like the decor as well as the workmanship. We live next to Elkhart, Indiana where most of all RV's are made. We had and opportunity to visit the factory where our unit was made. Great trip and on that day they were running units just like we bought. If interested look up Wana RV on the computer. Can't beat them for the price. Cost is right in the area of $30,000. Ours is a 32 footer. Dry weight is around 8,000 lbs. We really like it.
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We bought the Sandpiper 35ROK. We really like it. Pull it with an F250, 6.7l diesel. Barely konw it's back there. Sierra has the same sister model. I'm sure there will be many opinions by folks. Depends on the interior you desire. There are a great many options
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