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Old 07-22-2013, 09:17 PM   #21
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We went the way of tent, pop-up, 26' tt, 5th wheel toy hauler then back to a 35' TT.

I have never pulled a 5th with a half ton and don't think I want too. We are both over 6' and had problems with the bedroom in our 5th. I drive a dually and my MPG went from 9.5 pulling the 5th to 12.5 pulling our jammer.

We are happy to be back in a TT, the choice is up to you and your wallet.
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:19 PM   #22
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I too switched to a 5th wheel
Not a Forest River product but:

https://picasaweb.google.com/boubou6...33076370610450
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Old 07-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #23
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Trailer or bigger truck

I wouldn't do a 5'r on a half ton. Even without looking at the numbers the payload isn't there unless it is a real small rig. Don't forget you need to add the weight of passengers, options and other stuff you are carrying as payload. Just this week I traded my 28 ft Jayco travel trailer in for a Sabre 32RCTS. I was pulling the trailer with an Expedition (basically a half ton). When searching for a truck for the 5'r I was a few hours away from pulling the trigger on a 3/4 ton F250 until I realized the Diesel engine ate up 500 lbs of payload leaving just over 2650 lbs. With a dry pin of close to 2000 lbs and the DW & I weighing in at about 310 and a 200 lb hitch, well it was too close for me. Would it have worked, I guess so, but I opted for a full 1 ton F-350 with a payload of 3750 lbs and glad I did.

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Old 07-22-2013, 09:40 PM   #24
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That white on white combo looks very nice. Sweet rig...
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:22 AM   #25
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I too went from a 29 foot travel trailer to a 5w and the experience has been great!!!!

Awesome!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 05:27 AM   #26
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I too switched to a 5th wheel
Not a Forest River product but:

https://picasaweb.google.com/boubou6...33076370610450

Fifth wheel is so much better to pull!!
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Old 07-23-2013, 06:41 AM   #27
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I too switched to a 5th wheel
Not a Forest River product but:
Might be the parking lot, but the trailer looks a little high in the front.
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Are you going to be towing in or near mountains ? Or just local camping only ? I had a 2010 F150 supercab ..5.4..3.55 limited slip..4x2..that towed my 2012 Cougar High Country 299rks 5th wheel... 7,700 lbs dry... just fine..towed that rig to florida and back via I-75..i did add a extra leaf spring (for leveling purposes )..dont overload...any rig.. at anytime ..you still have to stop these things .
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Mostly local for me... Maybe once a year to the coast close to 300 miles one way. Other than that it's mostly 35 to 40 miles state parks around...
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That white on white combo looks very nice. Sweet rig...
Nice!
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