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Offline Kitzy

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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2020, 08:13:10 PM »
Bloody hell, should be able to pretty much pull anything.  I would love to see the sticker in the door for payload....

Congrats man.  If I had a place to park that, I would consider going that direction and then hit the 3 axle toy hauler!   

Which sounds like you are leaning that way.....LOL.
So the payload is a weird one.  It's not as high as you would expect but it's plenty high enough.  If it was a chassis cab it would probably be higher.  It would also have a lot less power.  But the truck is heavy and still has a GVWR of an F350 dually. 

I did run out to snag a picture of the sticker for you.  And I guess one for Tom as well.  Haha. Had to grab one with Cassie's ultra wide iphone lens until I can upgrade my phone.  Truck is too big to get a good photo inside the garage. 



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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2020, 08:19:17 PM »
That’s still pretty impressive!


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #32 on: November 03, 2020, 08:23:56 PM »
That’s still pretty impressive!


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It will get the job done and look good doing it! 

For comparison though, my work truck is a '16 Ram 4500 with a payload over 7,000 lbs.  Being a chassis cab though, I'm pretty sure that's before the incredibly heavy 10' stake body is put on. 

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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2020, 08:46:52 AM »
Time for upgrades... oh and maybe some paint coating... :redneck:
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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #34 on: November 04, 2020, 08:00:43 PM »
So I didn't get a chance to get any pictures today.  Short days and long hours don't mix. 

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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2020, 12:24:08 PM »
4800 lbs of cargo, dude, there is no fithwheel on this planet with that much pin weight...you should be good to go....LOL

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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2020, 04:40:24 PM »
4800 lbs of cargo, dude, there is no fithwheel on this planet with that much pin weight...you should be good to go....LOL
Hey, I said it would work.  Haha. 



So we put a fee down to hold a unit until they can run our credit Monday.  If it gets approved we will be able to pick it up in a couple weeks.  Hopefully before the country shuts back down.  Apparently sales for campers and RVs are crazy and even getting them prepped for customers is falling behind.

I’ve never towed anything 5th wheel before.  Should be an interesting ride.  It’s 43’7”


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2020, 04:45:15 PM »
No issues pulling 5er.    Will pull like a shadow.   110% better than TT

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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2020, 04:53:47 PM »
No issues pulling 5er.    Will pull like a shadow.   110% better than TT

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So I tow 5 days a week but it’s a pull behind 20’ enclosed trailer.  It’s a Ram 4500 with a relatively-far-forward rear-axle.  160” from cab to center of rear axle.  With a huge custom hitch and a long trailer tongue.  That’s my daily work ride that I tally up roughly 1,000 miles a week.  I’ve come to understand that setup really well and can maneuver it in to places that surprises most people, including the people I work with on a daily basis.  My point is the articulation point is way far back and completely changes the dynamic of the way the trailer follows through turns.  My worry is not that I can’t handle the 5er but that I may have a brain fart and treat it like my work trailer.  Sometimes I leave work and take turns like I have a trailer behind me.  Haha


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2020, 10:00:50 PM »
I have limited experience pulling a 5th wheel, however I found they towed easier and were easier to back up than a bumper pull trailer.

I really only pulled a 26’ flat bed and couple cattle trailer.


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #40 on: November 16, 2020, 08:27:11 PM »
Well, we were approved and have an appointment to pick it up the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Now hopefully the hitch gets here soon.  Hopefully before this weekend.


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #41 on: November 16, 2020, 10:52:12 PM »
Awesome!


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #42 on: November 17, 2020, 09:58:05 AM »
Well, we were approved and have an appointment to pick it up the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Now hopefully the hitch gets here soon.  Hopefully before this weekend.


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #43 on: November 18, 2020, 01:25:56 PM »
Well, we were approved and have an appointment to pick it up the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  Now hopefully the hitch gets here soon.  Hopefully before this weekend.


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Re: 5th Wheeler Camper guys...
« Reply #44 on: November 18, 2020, 03:52:11 PM »
that is one beast of a truck man.
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