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Old 09-22-2016, 02:16 PM   #11
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Ditto

Heard the "you can tow anything on this lot "
and " you only need 2 inches of clearance between truck bed and trailer"
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:26 PM   #12
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There are laws of accountability. In the end of the day it's on you, the operator. Get educated and research your interests. The salesman isn't going to be there when things go bad.

As for me we had the opposite experience. As soon as we said 5th wheel they all asked about the truck. Of course once you say dually it was game on.
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:27 PM   #13
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You Can Pull anything on this lot with that F 250!
When we were in the market for a 5er, my response to that statement was "No doubt I can pull it, but can I stop it?"

The look the salesman gave us was priceless!
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Old 09-22-2016, 02:46 PM   #14
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At CW this morning I heard "you would need a bigger truck for that one". I had looked at it previously. Front kitchen, 1/2 bath plus all the regular and more goodies. Pin was around 2900 dry. More dually territory than 2500.
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:14 PM   #15
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This is not unique to RV dealers. I was in a Motorcycle Dealer and a vertically challenged person was sitting on a large motorcycle being held up by salesperson because their feet did not touch the ground. Salesman smiled and said " You look great on that bike, can I write it up for you"?
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Old 09-22-2016, 03:41 PM   #16
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In my opinion the sales people do not care most of the time. Both truck guys and TT guys. They just want to sell something. I bought my truck two years ago and I went to Chevrolet, Dodge and Ford. I didn't know what type of RV I was going to buy but I did know I wanted a 5th wheel. Both Chevrolet and Dodge all tried to sell me a 2500 verses the 3500 dually I was looking for.

Both of them said I could pull most any RV with a 2500 series

I ended up with a Ford F350 Dually with a Diesel. I knew it was capable of pulling 85% of the TT out there through the Rockies. Dealers do not care in most cases what you are doing with it.
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Old 09-22-2016, 04:03 PM   #17
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I "can" pull anything but we are quite happy just dragging our Sandpiper around.

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Old 09-22-2016, 04:12 PM   #18
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Yup. I agree. We have a new 2017 a Sandpiper 371 REBH. Love it.
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I "can" pull anything but we are quite happy just dragging our Sandpiper around.

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most 3/4 ton trucks barely have over 2000 worth of payload rating. By the time you add the 5th wheel hitch, family in the cab, random stuff in bed, you have 1000 lbs left for the pin weight of the 5th wheel.
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