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Old 05-29-2016, 08:43 PM   #43
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I just went through it with 1/2 ton truck my fifth wheel weighs 8200 lb. dry and pin weigh is 1085 lb. I thought I could make it tow better by adding air bags LT tires ,sway bars, shocks. all of that did help but the real fix was to buy a new 2500 chevy it like night and day the 2500 has a bigger engine and transmission bigger rear end brakes are bigger much bigger cooling system I wish I just bought a new truck right from the start
x2 on what striper44 said. Last summer I bought a 2013 Titan and loved the way it drove. But all of the TTs and 1/2 ton 5ers that we liked would max it out. After doing the math, and considering we would be crossing the Appalachians we put off buy the RV until we could afford it. Last month I was able to trade in the Titan for a 2015 new Silverado 2500 and that will allow us to pull a 5er with an empty weight of 10,000lbs. The Titan just did not have the tongue or payload weight capacities that are needed for anything but 25ft TTs. I learned a very expensive lesson. Pick out the RV first, then match the tow vehicle to pull it.

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