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Old 07-06-2016, 03:33 AM   #15
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Pulling a fiver is so much nicer than a TT! We went from a 30' TT to a 40' 5er and it tows awesome.. I do tow it with a dually though too.

2006 dodges are nice. I used to have a 2005 prior to my dually. I suggest if you go newer, try to get 2013+... lots of improvements to the frame and the emissions systems are better on the newer ones!

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:15 AM   #16
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I would pick the 5th wheel to tow over a 37' TT. Any 37' TT has to be a bear to tow and back up. A 5th wheel when backing will actually kinda spin if you need to get it into a tight spot. That makes it much easier to back. Also it will go down the highway much better than a 37' TT.

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Old 07-06-2016, 09:23 AM   #17
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If you have a enough truck, then the 5ver. But I think the weights you posted are grossly under what the actual will be. I have a 35 foot 5ver and it is WAY over the weights you state for a 42 foot 5ver. Never trust the salesman or the brochure
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:19 AM   #18
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Oh I don't trust the brochure. There's a certified sticker stating just under 11k on the door WITH the options currently on the trailer. I had my current trailer weighed after we picked it up last year and then weighed again after we loaded it up for our full time adventures. Our "stuff" weighs in at just over 1200lbs. I've done enough reading on this site and others to know how to weigh and what numbers to look at. BTW, my original question was about length, not weight. I appreciate the concern about how much it will weigh, but this isn't my first rodeo with a trailer.
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Old 07-06-2016, 11:14 AM   #19
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measure total length hooked up, think you will find you are shorter with 5th wheel

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