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Old 08-20-2013, 10:11 PM   #31
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I just made the switch from 28ft TT to 40 ft 5th wheel this year. I am sold, I can put the 40ft in the same spaces that I camped before but a lot easier.

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Old 08-20-2013, 10:16 PM   #32
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5er all the way!!!!

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Old 08-22-2013, 06:13 AM   #33
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[QUOTE=avolnek;424439]With the truck you have, I'd have to say the travel trailer is going to be the way to go due to the lack of payload on the truck. Regardless of the pin weight a fifth wheel is going to take up a LOT of air space. Air space means more resistance meaning harder to pull as well as catches a lot more side wind! With the half ton pickup you don't have much weight, nor can the 5er weigh too much but it still takes up a lot of air space... A lot of air space taken up and lightly loaded in a cross wind is a BAD thing!

Another fear I am seeing for you is regardless of what you buy, I feel you will not like the 3.55 gears... Those are a mileage based gear set and tend to be a bit shallow for towing. Not saying they wont do the job as they will and they will do it all day long for you without any trouble! Just be aware that you will have to spin the motor just that much faster to maintain speed. As well as your transmission will probably be shifting more often than not... again, not saying it wont do it nor am I suggesting not to, just wanting to forewarn you...

X2. 1/2 ton trucks are still LIGHT duty trucks. You would need air bags on the rear suspension, along with a tire upgrade. But those 3.55s I think may be the deterring factor.
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Old 08-22-2013, 06:54 AM   #34
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We would have bought a 5th wheeler but the dealer [yes there actually might be an honest dealer out there ..H&W trailers] cautioned us about it being too much for our TV even if we switched our gears to a 3.73. Best advice if you aren't going to upgrade your TV is to but a TT that will compliment the TV you own.

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