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Old 03-31-2021, 10:22 AM   #1
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New to all of this and donít have a truck or trailer as of yet. We are looking forward to learning about picking the right trailer and truck. We want a smaller 5th wheel trailer and appropriate truck to pull it. We presently live in South Carolina and recently retired well at least me a few more months for the misses. Looking to travel the country so an all season trailer and 4x4 truck is necessary. So many options makes my head spin. I sure with a little help we will figure this out.

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Old 03-31-2021, 11:31 AM   #2
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Old 03-31-2021, 01:25 PM   #3
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Greeting everyone!

New to all of this and donít have a truck or trailer as of yet. We are looking forward to learning about picking the right trailer and truck. We want a smaller 5th wheel trailer and appropriate truck to pull it. We presently live in South Carolina and recently retired well at least me a few more months for the misses. Looking to travel the country so an all season trailer and 4x4 truck is necessary. So many options makes my head spin. I sure with a little help we will figure this out.

Thanks Tom.
Hi and Welcome to FRF.
Suggest you consider a 3/4 ton truck as a minimum, as there are very few true 1/2 ton towable 5th wheels. And only a few 1/2 trucks capable of towing a 5th wheel.
Second, very few trailers are true 4 season capable. FR makes 3 season trailers at best.
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Old 03-31-2021, 05:55 PM   #6
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Thanks for the welcomes and advice. I was thinking a 3/4 ton would be a good fit for what Iím looking at. It couldnít be a Ram as their payload capacities are very poor. Of the remaining two big companies Chevy and Ford, Chevy has the upper hand in the payload capacity department. In building a truck Ford has the upper hand with options and less cost than Chevy. Picking the right trailer is going to be the biggest challenge. Lots to think about.
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