Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-03-2014, 11:33 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
EricInColorado's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Colorado
Posts: 258
Luv Truck as a Tow Vehicle

Hey all! I have a 1981 4x4 Isuzu Luv Truck and am looking at 5th wheel trailers to tow with it. Important questions:

1. Can you recommend a make/model of 5th wheel trailer that would be within the capacities of my Luv Truck?
2. Will I need air bags for ride comfort?
3. The sticker inside the door says my GVWR is 5600 lbs. Will I be able to have slideouts?
5. Are you still reading?
6. Where can I buy a miniature 5th wheel hitch?
7. Will braided brake lines help me stop faster?

Thanks for your help and insightful comments that I'm sure will all be factual and un-opinionated.

PS - Please point out any safety issues I may have overlooked.
__________________

__________________
Eric, Tara, and most of China
2013 Camping Nights: 2
2014 Camping nights: 31
TT 2014 Rockwood Roo 183
TV 2012 Nissan Armada
EricInColorado is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2014, 11:57 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
jtstromsburg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Stromsburg, Nebraska
Posts: 1,654
I think a sabre 36qbok would look nice on the luv. The extra rear slide and bath should help counter the pin weight some.
And yes, bags for sure could help. Though I'm not sure if they'll be needed for long.
__________________

__________________
Joel and Teresa
2016 Sabre 34TBOK
2006 GMC 3500 CC LB DRW 4X4
jtstromsburg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 05:21 AM   #3
ARLO
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N Chili, NY
Posts: 556
LOL
__________________
rlocicero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 05:25 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Oaklevel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Virginia
Posts: 3,528


Yes, It'll work (for about 10 feet) I do think Scamp may make a small enough fiver....... & do like a few have done around here to their Rangers add duel wheels to the back..... You' ll be fine

__________________

2005 Dodge 3500 Cummins
2013 Puma Unleashed 356 QLB
1966 Mustang GT
1986 Mustang SVO
Sadie & Lillie Spoiled Rotten Boxers
Oaklevel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 05:36 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
Rrickim63's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 487
Go to your nearest dealer and ask their advice.
__________________
2006 Roo 23B hybrid

2006 Ford F150 4.6L
Rrickim63 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 06:59 AM   #6
Camper Less Camping
 
Cajun Po-Boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NW
Posts: 3,642
Your better off driving the fifth wheel and towing the Luv truck behind it!
__________________
2013 Sabre 32RCTS-6 (sold)
Family of 4 whose always on the GEAUX!
Cajun Po-Boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:12 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Needs more Quantum!

Starling Travel » The Quantum 5 Contempo Fifth Wheel Fiberglass Trailer

__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:19 AM   #8
RKR
Senior Member
 
RKR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 592
Trolled....lol


Sent from my high tech gadget
__________________
RKR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:26 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Arefbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 875
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford Idaho View Post
Only problem with a Quantum is you never know if you will find a dead cat in it or not. #Schrodinger (Yes, I geeked out - too much Bing Bang Theory on the DVR)
__________________
2011 PrimeTime Tracer 2600rls
2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500, 6.0L 4.10:1 axle ratio
Nights camping 2014 - 17
2013 - 15
Arefbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-04-2014, 07:30 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Arefbee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Eastern PA
Posts: 875
Quote:
Originally Posted by EricInColorado View Post
Hey all! I have a 1981 4x4 Isuzu Luv Truck and am looking at 5th wheel trailers to tow with it. Important questions:

1. Can you recommend a make/model of 5th wheel trailer that would be within the capacities of my Luv Truck?
2. Will I need air bags for ride comfort?
3. The sticker inside the door says my GVWR is 5600 lbs. Will I be able to have slideouts?
5. Are you still reading?
6. Where can I buy a miniature 5th wheel hitch?
7. Will braided brake lines help me stop faster?

Thanks for your help and insightful comments that I'm sure will all be factual and un-opinionated.

PS - Please point out any safety issues I may have overlooked.
That truck will be able to take any fiver to the top of Mount Everest, or my name is not Joe Isuzu.

(No more than 5 slide outs; otherwise it may look just tacky)
__________________

__________________
2011 PrimeTime Tracer 2600rls
2001 GMC Yukon XL 2500, 6.0L 4.10:1 axle ratio
Nights camping 2014 - 17
2013 - 15
Arefbee is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tow vehicle, truck

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:52 AM.