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Old 03-26-2013, 06:31 AM   #1
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34RLSA owners question about your tow vehicle

We are looking to, once again, upgrade our 5th. wheel to one with more options, especially the quiet air conditioner. My main question is how many of you Cedar Creek 34RLSA owners pull with a GM 2500 HD Diesel? I really don't want to go to a 3500 HD, that is why the 34RLSA looks like the right size. Just wanted to get some feedback.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:21 AM   #2
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The listed dry pin weight is 2085 lb so probably around 2400 loaded. You'll be over the truck's GVWR but under it's RAWR...same as all 3/4 diesels pulling any 5W with a pin weight more than 2000 lbs. You have to decide if that's acceptable.

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Edit: IF you really want to know what you have available for pin weight, load the truck as you would for camping, weigh it and calculate payload by GVWR and RAWR.
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Dave is correct but also let's not forget the tires on the TV. E rated is 3195 lbs each. If you have 17" wheels on your Chevy that's the max you can get. I had to go to 18" wheels to get G rated rubber on my F250 to pull the Creek safely. The F350 came along after I got tired of fighting the wind and getting 7 mpg. Hope this helps.
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Old 03-27-2013, 01:04 PM   #4
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We're pulling our new 34RLSA with a Ford F250 diesel. Haven't had a chance to weigh the combination yet, but will probably be over on the GVWR for the truck and under on the RAWR. The newer Fords have a softer suspension under the rear end, so more sag than I want. Will be installing Firestone Riderite air bags next week, and will weigh the combination once we finish our campground host position at Hot Springs National Park at the end of April.

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