Originally Posted by ryanr12076
Thank you all for your input. I was able to get out of the trailer and had to go with the one without the outside kitchen. Wish me luck!
With all due respect, I hope you don't think that just because you got the 5th wheel without the outside kitchen, that all your issues are solved. By the time you load your camper and truck ready to travel, you are still going to be over your truck's tow capacity AND payload capacity. Great, you lightend the dry weight by 700 lbs by eliminating the outside kitchen, but as mentioned dry weights are meaningless. That 5th wheel is going to be over 9200 lbs, and probably substantially over when you are loaded for camping, not to mention the pin weight is going to eat virtually all of your 1451 lbs of payload, leaving very little if any payload to account for passengers, dog, gas, camp chairs, grill, kids toys, etc.
I hate to sound so negative, when you obviously have your heart set on this trailer/truck combination, but for you and your family's sake, I hope none of your trips are more than 10 miles from home. You are going to be whiteknuckling each and every trip, your truck is going to struggle big time, and it's just plain unsafe. By no means am I a card carrying member of the weight police, as I could care less what another person tows with or camps in, but since you wisely came here and asked for opinions, all I can say is there is no way I would jeopardize my family's safety like that. There have been several responses in this thread, and I don't believe I have read one opinion that says you will be fine with this combination. You simply do not have enough truck to safely handle that trailer, bottom line. I do wish you luck my friend, but IMO you are going to need much more than luck on your side...
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