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Old 12-14-2013, 08:37 PM   #1
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New to fifth wheels

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We just traded in our 2013 Flagstaff 832IKBS on a new 2014 Cedar Creek 38CK. This will be our first fifth wheel experience. I'm going to be looking for help I'm sure. We are going to put it on a permanent site for a couple of years then start exploring. So we've got a little time to research the perfect tow vehicle. I'll also be looking for info on hitches. Thanks in advance for any help. This is going to be fun! (I hope)
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I would suggest a PU from one of the big three, a diesel dually one ton.
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Old 12-14-2013, 11:28 PM   #3
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That's a beautiful unit you're buying I'm sure you'll be happy with it.
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That's what we were thinking. An F350 diesel dually. Have had really good luck with our Excursion so I feel better staying with Ford. She's being delivered in January. Already getting anxious.
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That's what we were thinking. An F350 diesel dually. Have had really good luck with our Excursion so I feel better staying with Ford. She's being delivered in January. Already getting anxious.
13,260 lbs empty is what you Fifth weighs then you add options, heavy IMO.
A dually will give you a stable platform that both of you will find easy to drive, granted a bit big for a daily driver but lots of people do it.
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13,260 lbs empty is what you Fifth weighs then you add options, heavy IMO. A dually will give you a stable platform that both of you will find easy to drive, granted a bit big for a daily driver but lots of people do it.
Yup, just had mine at the mall for the Xmas shopping insanity today and yesterday since my wife was out in the car! Suburban area- it's always fun but not a whole lot different if we didn't have the extra wheels. The crew cab + long bed makes for a long truck and that's more an issue than width.
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That's what we were thinking. An F350 diesel dually. Have had really good luck with our Excursion so I feel better staying with Ford. She's being delivered in January. Already getting anxious.
Good choice. Too bad the timing is a bit off. I just sold my 2012 Saturday. We really liked it and we got 12.2 avg mpg on our 10,000mi trip this year towing our 36 CKTS. We went over the toll scales in New England (I think it was Conn.) and weighed in at 19,500 GCVW. I understand the new Dodge 3500 Cummins with the Aisin Trans is a contender as well.
One of the most important TV items for towing a heavy 5er is the rear axle ratio.
3.73 will yield the best all around performance/economy at 15,000 lbs or less. If you are going to tow at a heavier weight and/or you are going to frequent mountainous regions, you might want to consider a 4.10/4.11: 1 ratio.
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Thanks for the input. I know I'll be able to learn a lot here.
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We have the Pullrite Superglide along with the Trailair pin box. Yes, it cost more than other hitches. But, it saves the trailer, the stuff in it and makes the ride so much smoother. We get 11.2 mpg avg.
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