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Old 01-19-2015, 05:05 PM   #1
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Thinking about trading

My husband and I went to the RV show and we're thinking of trading our FBRS 21 micro lite for a 8524 RLWS super lite. Can anyone give info about what you tow with and the type of mileage? Hubby wants to know all about it. We tow with 1500 crew cab Silverado. Anyone have this 5th wheel? How do you like it?

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Old 01-19-2015, 05:06 PM   #2
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What's the specs on the camper and what's the spec on your truck?
We need more info!
Year make model
Payload gvw pin weight etc etc
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Old 01-19-2015, 05:10 PM   #3
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Oh no, people on this forum are going to have a field day with a 5th wheel towed by a 1/2 ton.

Payload will be your primary issue with that setup.
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Old 01-23-2015, 10:32 PM   #4
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Yea, on here, you're gonna get advice that you should only be pulling a pop-up with that truck. It's diesel dually to pull anything more than a pop-up or you're doomed for sure.


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Old 01-23-2015, 10:53 PM   #5
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It looks like it has a dry pin weight of 1,181 pounds best guess, with a cargo carrying capacity of 1,450 pounds, you'll likely be running close to the camper's gross weight (8,050 pounds) after options are added, you're carrying full propane, a battery and your self. That should give you a loaded pin weight of 1,400-1,600 pounds.

You need to check your truck's available payload and determine if you'll be within that once you add in a hitch, yourself and hubby, stuff in/on the truck, and the camper's pin weight. If not, you have to make an educated decision if you're willing to exceed it's published sticker weights.

Camper specs:
http://www.forestriverinc.com/produc...delID=719#Main

How I calculated loaded pin weights:
http://towingplanner.com/Estimators/...92&lw=8050&a=2
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