Originally Posted by SAlexander81
Hi All! We just got home from the local RV show in Denver today. We have been actively looking at a 5th wheel and I thought I had it narrowed down to the Keystone cougar or copper canyon bunkhouses with the outdoor kitchen, then we came across the V-cross Platinum 365VTSB by Forest River and we really like it. I have some questions so bare with me.
1. How is the overall quality of these compared to other manfactures?
2. How is Forest Rivers customer service (after the sale)?
3. I have a chevy 2500HD Duramax 3:73 gears is this enough truck for this 5th wheel Dry weight of 10,060 and GVWR of 11,870. My truck has air bags and is a crew cab short box.
4. Would you buy another trailer from Forest River?
Thanks in advance for your replys.
No way I would buy that trailer. With barely 1100 pounds of payload that means that you will never be able to load anything in it except minimal food and clothing before you run out of payload. It is not too difficult to load over 2000 pounds into a fifth wheel for a camping trip.
As for your truck? Depending on how your truck is configured, 4X4, crew cab etc it could scale ready to camp around 7500 pounds. With a GVWR of 9200 or 9900 pounds depending on year build means your net payload, meaning pin weight will be around 1700 to 2000 pounds. Figuring 20% of the trailer weight as pin weight means that the maximum trailer you will be able to tow before you exceed the manufacturers numbers is around 10,000 pounds ready to travel.