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Old 03-15-2015, 08:18 AM   #1
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Looking at a 2014 41' fifth wheel toy hauler, I have a new 2015 Chevy dually 3500hd w/ duramax, presently have a 322rlds liberty (coachmen) TT weighs 10,500lbs. fully loaded. The toy hauler weighs 19,500 fully loaded it is well within my towing capacity and it actually will be hanging out the back about the same as the TT which is 36' overall. Was wondering are there any 1 ton truck owners pulling this type of weight and what seems to be the biggest issues if any?i
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Old 03-16-2015, 12:09 AM   #2
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I assume you likely have around 5000-5500lbs payload capacity with your truck? Depending on how heavy you load up the toys (and fresh water), and how many people you are carrying in the truck, you should be good to go, as the max pin weight of that TH should be 4500 or so?? Big trailer and a lot of weight, but I think you have the rig to do it
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Having had a toy hauler that only hauled bikes and kayaks I can tell you that it seemed to me that it weighed down the truck more than a non-toy hauler and of course its designed for more weight in the garage than we ever carried. Depending on what you carry in the garage you may decide that you want to prop up the rear suspension a bit. We never did.
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I assume you likely have around 5000-5500lbs payload capacity with your truck? Depending on how heavy you load up the toys (and fresh water), and how many people you are carrying in the truck, you should be good to go, as the max pin weight of that TH should be 4500 or so?? Big trailer and a lot of weight, but I think you have the rig to do it
Sticker on side of the unit states 3400lbs for payload hitch weight. Thanks
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Sticker on side of the unit states 3400lbs for payload hitch weight. Thanks
Are you sure? The yellow sticker on the driver door jam? My 2014 ram 3500 srw has 4074lbs. My gvwr is 12400 and I weigh 8700 with full tank of fuel and me in it. Your 2015 dually has to have a good bit more payload than I have I would think.
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Are you sure? The yellow sticker on the driver door jam? My 2014 ram 3500 srw has 4074lbs. My gvwr is 12400 and I weigh 8700 with full tank of fuel and me in it. Your 2015 dually has to have a good bit more payload than I have I would think.
This is the sticker (on the truck) that gtsum2 is referring to:

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Sticker on side of the unit states 3400lbs for payload hitch weight. Thanks
I think he's referring to the payload of the camper here?
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I have a XLR 40/12 and a duramax dully. The only problem is gas mileage. I will get between 8 to 9 MPG. To will pull and stop ok. Carry an RZR in the garage and usually the full 100 gal of water since we dry camp a lot.
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Are you sure? The yellow sticker on the driver door jam? My 2014 ram 3500 srw has 4074lbs. My gvwr is 12400 and I weigh 8700 with full tank of fuel and me in it. Your 2015 dually has to have a good bit more payload than I have I would think.
I was talking about the sticker on the fifth wheel has a tongue weight of 3400lb my truck has 4800lbs payload sorry for the confusion.
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