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Old 02-16-2012, 11:19 AM   #1
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New member with question...what is the dry weight on this 5th wheel. Have a F-150 with 5.4 liter V-8 and tow package and am concerned about weight.
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Old 02-16-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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A quick search on google found this unit to have a dry weight of
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Length 30'0"
Dry Weight 6,050 lbs
Fresh Water Capacity 41 gals
Sleeps 8
Slides 1
Exterior Color White
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Old 02-16-2012, 10:52 PM   #3
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New member with question...what is the dry weight on this 5th wheel. Have a F-150 with 5.4 liter V-8 and tow package and am concerned about weight.
i think you're right to be concerned.

i'll bet that a 30' 5th wheel's pin weight, will be way over your 1/2 ton's payload capacity.
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Old 02-17-2012, 09:13 AM   #4
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What is the tow capacity of your truck?
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Old 02-18-2012, 10:07 AM   #5
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F-150 allowable load

Between 8-8,500 lbs....should be ok
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Old 02-18-2012, 11:00 AM   #6
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Water alone will add almost 350#, dry weight is 6050# which is a fictional number that means nothing more than a starting point that they use to calculate the GVWR (GVWR-CCC=Dry weight.

Cargo Carry Capicity includes all options to the trailer, including microwave, air conditioning, propane, batteries, WD and Sway contorl hitches, spare tire, etc.

Your vehicle's GCVW includes your fuel, passengers, dogs, luggage etc.

Added up, you can easily be way over your weight limits.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:40 PM   #7
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still hasn't answered with his truck's payload capacity.
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Old 02-18-2012, 02:46 PM   #8
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he said between 8000 and 8500.
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Old 02-18-2012, 06:55 PM   #9
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The tow capacity "between 8000 and 8500 lbs" just doesn't do it....that sounds like guess work. Depending on year, final drive ratio, and cab/bed configuration, that 5.4 L engine can be anywhere from 8000 to 11,200 lbs for an F150. The OPer needs to get on this site and do the homework: https://www.fleet.ford.com/showroom/...ng/default.asp

Even if the truck can tow the weight, I seriously doubt it can handle the pin weight without exceeding the GVWR and the Rear Axle Weight Rating.
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he said between 8000 and 8500.
that's tow capacity, i asked about payload capacity. big difference.

payload capacity will relate to the pin weight. that's where a 1/2 truck will fail in being able to tow a 30' 5th wheel.
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