Originally Posted by Little John
Heres some info on our truck (at the time we were not thinking of doing Rving full time and were only pulling a Arctic Fox TT, which these did with ease...)
2012 GMC 2500HD 6L. Gas 4:10 rear end
GVWR 9500 lbs.
Welcome Little John!
We have doe EXACTLY what you did (traded a TT for a 5'er). Also, we will be retiring in 2 years as well - just the 2 of us by then (and a couple of critters
We shopped LONG and HARD for a ultra lightweight 5'er that would meet our needs (anticipating 1/2 time, love our space <G> and wanted some nice touches - it's retirement after all LOL!
Our TT was a Forest River - as was the Pop-up before it so we are really sold on Forest River design, construction and ergonomics. We settled on a Rockwood 8289WS/Diamond Package. It is 31' of absolute retirement luxury, pulls like a dream behind our Ford F150 King Ranch 3.5L EcoBoost/HD Towing package.
Pict Attached - take a look at the Rockwood Web Site there are other (smaller) Models - we are rated at 11,800 and the 8289 maxes out at 9,500 - right at your GVWR so you may want one of the smaller Rockwood's:
Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite Fifth Wheels by Forest River
(I do not work for Forest River, just like the product