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Old 06-07-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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Sabre Lite 28BH vs HD 2500

Looking at a 28BH 5'er, but wanted to make sure I'm not putting the cart before the horse so to speak. What are your weight & towing thoughts. (I'm sure the payload numbers will be close when the truck is loaded up because of the added hitch weight). Thanks in advance.

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Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi
Tow Cap: 12,600 lb
Payload: 2920 lb
GVWR: 10,000 lb
GAWR F: 5500 lb
GAWR R: 6500 lb
CGVWR: 19,800 lb

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Sabre Lite 28BH
Dry Weight: 8458 lbTH
Pin Weight (dry): 1530 lb
CGVWR: 11,565 lb
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:28 AM   #2
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Well I think we are pulling the trigger on the SL 28BH. I'm pretty confident it will tow just fine after conferring with other HD 6.4 owners & B&W owners.
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Old 06-09-2016, 10:56 AM   #3
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Looking at a 28BH 5'er, but wanted to make sure I'm not putting the cart before the horse so to speak. What are your weight & towing thoughts. (I'm sure the payload numbers will be close when the truck is loaded up because of the added hitch weight). Thanks in advance.

TOW VEHICLE
Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi
Tow Cap: 12,600 lb
Payload: 2920 lb
GVWR: 10,000 lb
GAWR F: 5500 lb
GAWR R: 6500 lb
CGVWR: 19,800 lb

5TH WHEEL
Sabre Lite 28BH
Dry Weight: 8458 lbTH
Pin Weight (dry): 1530 lb
CGVWR: 11,565 lb
Yeah, your pin weight might get a little tight with the 2500 depending on how many people in the truck and how crazy you get loading up. Power wise you'll be more than fine. Especially if you have 4.10s.
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Old 06-09-2016, 12:46 PM   #4
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Nah 3.73's but not too concerned. I know of guys pulling 3K more than I'll be with them and they say it's fine.

I'm figuring the real world pin wt will likely be closer 1850 lbs and other than 425 lbs of fahimily (including me) and 350 lbs of hitch there should be 300 lb for misc. I'll be sure to load up the 5'er before the truck.

My neighbor pulls a 41 ft 5'er at 14K loaded with his 2500 CTD and his payload is less than mine. He's got a lift and 37" tires too. Not saying it's safe, just that it can be done. With 6500 lb rear axle ratings its more the DOT limited 10K GVWR that hinders us.
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Old 06-15-2016, 09:57 PM   #5
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Decided against the Sabre Lite. Went and saw it in person and just wasn't as impressed in person as I was on paper for a $44K 5th wheel. We are going with a Grand Design instead. Stepped inside one and was sold. This is great forum so I'll certainty stick around.
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