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Old 01-17-2013, 03:09 PM   #1
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upgrading TT to 5'er

I currently have a '11 Shasta Revere 27' that I pull with a Silverado 1500 and I'm looking to trade it in on a 5'er. My question is, are there any BHS 5'er out there that I could realistically tow with my 1500 or do I need to upgrade my truck to a 2500 HD? I was looking at some rockwoods that had a Gross of 8400, 9200, and I can tow up to 9600 however I'd like to have a good buffer.

Are there any realistic 5'er that I can tow? I

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Old 01-17-2013, 03:19 PM   #2
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I currently have a '11 Shasta Revere 27' that I pull with a Silverado 1500 and I'm looking to trade it in on a 5'er. My question is, are there any BHS 5'er out there that I could realistically tow with my 1500 or do I need to upgrade my truck to a 2500 HD? I was looking at some rockwoods that had a Gross of 8400, 9200, and I can tow up to 9600 however I'd like to have a good buffer.

Are there any realistic 5'er that I can tow? I

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Pin weight on camper and ccc on the truck is what u need to look at so much as the gross weight.

Pin weight and trucks ccc will most undoubtedly be the determining factor.

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Old 01-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #3
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Do you have those specs?



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Old 01-17-2013, 04:44 PM   #4
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Payload of the truck will be the limiting factor.

To know what you have for available payload, take the truck to the scales with full fuel, passengers and gear that you would have when camping and get the front axle, rear axle and total weight for it. Don't forgot to add about 175 lbs for a hitch. Work out the numbers from the GVWR and RAWR posted on the truck.

I towed our 5W with a '05 Ram with a loaded pin weight of 1240 lbs and was over the truck's GVWR and just under the RAWR.

Looks like the loaded pin weight of the Rockwood/Flagstaff 5W BH models would be at least 200 - 300 lbs heavy than that for the 8281SS and 500+ lbs heavier for the 8281WS.

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Do the math on our truck to get working numbers...math don't lie...unless you use ENRON math formulas
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the sticker on my door has this
gvwr 7000
gawr Front 3950
gawr rear 3950
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the sticker on my door has this
gvwr 7000
gawr Front 3950
gawr rear 3950
Ccc = cargo carrying capacity.

Can be found in your owners manual.


As dave said to head to the scales.
Load up family and everything you'd put in the truck to go camping.
Including full tank of fuel.
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Coolers "full"
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Numbers or not, you really should go with a 3/4 ton at least. They are made for the job. The 1/2 tons are nice and do what they are made to do. But when you get to the big boys, get the right tool for the job.
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I agree with the above statement most 1/2 tons are simply outclassed with a full sized 5th wheel.
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Old 01-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #10
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I have a 28-foot Flagstaff with a GVWR of about 9600 lbs, and the only 1/2 ton I would consider is the Ford with max towing options.
I pull it with an older F250 diesel, and I definitely know it is back there!
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