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Old 05-12-2019, 02:36 PM   #11
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Why waste your time wondering if you will have enough truck when for pennies more you can upgrade to a 2500 then if you decide to upgrade you trailer you can do that without the worry of your TV. My nephew just bought a 2018 Ram 2500 with the 6.4 hemi with 4:10 gears and he actually can tow more and has more payload than my 2012 3500 diesel. Do yourself a favor and look at the 2500's you will be better off in the long run as the 2500's have a better suspension than the 1500's
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:37 PM   #12
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I subscribe to a YouTube channel called “Love your RV”. Ray and his wife live full time in a smaller 26’ Keystone Cougar fifth wheel although he currently tows it with a 1 ton RAM. IMO there are very few 5ers that would not exceed a typical 1/2 ton’s GVWR but the size is doable as long as the floorplan allows for some separation time.
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Old 05-12-2019, 02:49 PM   #13
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My DW drives our 3/4 ton ram shortbed diesel every day.

The mileage of the diesel is really good. Frankly they tow better for big trailers or fivers.
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Old 05-12-2019, 08:07 PM   #14
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DW and I Winter in FL in a 26RR .. Lots of room
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Old 05-12-2019, 10:40 PM   #15
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We lived in a 27 ft Rockwood Ultralight for 5 years. We sold it when we settled in our current home and didn't consider camping again for 9 years. We towed it with a 1990 Ford F150. We had too much weight in the back of the trailer (in the bedroom under the bed), which created a weight imbalance and towing stability issues. We have many great memories of our time together in that trailer; it brought us closer together.
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Old 05-13-2019, 11:55 AM   #16
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We've got almost 37,000 miles on our Forest River Flagstaff Classic 8528RKWS towed with a 2012 Tundra. There is plenty of room for two of us and the dawg, and we've boondocked in the Montana mountains using a 3,500 watt inverter/generator without problems. It only runs one of the two AC units, but it was sufficient at that altitude. You'll find some folks will tell you an F-450 won't tow a grocery cart, but we've had no problems with the 9,000 lb. 5th wheel.
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Old 05-13-2019, 03:21 PM   #17
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We've got almost 37,000 miles on our Forest River Flagstaff Classic 8528RKWS towed with a 2012 Tundra. There is plenty of room for two of us and the dawg, and we've boondocked in the Montana mountains using a 3,500 watt inverter/generator without problems. It only runs one of the two AC units, but it was sufficient at that altitude. You'll find some folks will tell you an F-450 won't tow a grocery cart, but we've had no problems with the 9,000 lb. 5th wheel.
Trawlerphil, I know your rear kitchen layout lightens the pinbox quite a bit. It's one of the advantages of that layout. FRF member OldCoot has the Rockwood version of your floorplan and I believe he's said the pin weight is only around 1000#. My new Rockwood 8290BS is also a rear kitchen floorplan. I'm curious if you've ever weighed your loaded trailer and found out what the pin weighs.
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I did weigh it with one of those hitch scales my friend bought. It came in at 1,520 lbs, but I'm not sure about the accuracy. I too specifically looked for an aft galley 5er.
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We do fine in a 30ft "half ton towable." 5 months a year and 4 months snowbirding. Pack carefully and don't forget lots of tools for repair and projects. My only issue was that I was overworking my old F150 ecoboost. It had Max tow option and plenty of power but lots of recurring issues including losing a front main seal this past winter. Dealers like to exaggerate what you should tow with a half ton. Do your homework. I've since upgraded to an F250.
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Your better half doesn't like the cold and we hate the heat of SE Texas. We go to the UP from mid May thru September.
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