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Old 06-29-2014, 08:00 AM   #15
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That's interesting. Most people buy the camper they want and get a truck to pull it. But then we are full time so the "home" means more than the tow vehicle. and yes the crew cab is the issue, not the dual wheels.
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My driver's door must have been damaged in its previous life and repainted and I can't read the door sticker.... :-(
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That's interesting. Most people buy the camper they want and get a truck to pull it. But then we are full time so the "home" means more than the tow vehicle. and yes the crew cab is the issue, not the dual wheels.
Yes I understand. We are trying to afford to do this 'down south in the winter thing' but I needed/wanted a truck that would serve as a work vehicle, passenger vehicle and tow vehicle that wasn't too ungainly. I bought the truck that I thought met all those needs..... I will be driving the truck all of the time and towing the fiver only part of the time even when we travel.....
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I still work full time but rv full time. My tow vehicle is my dually. My commute to work and back, get groceries, etc. The dually is never a problem. The length of the crew cab is.
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Sounds like you're all set. I love my crew cab....
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Old 06-29-2014, 07:24 PM   #20
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Does anybody know what the pin weight maximum is for:
2009 Chevy 2500 diesel
crewcab 4x4
Not a dually
Also any suggestions on:
a good slider hitch and maximum length of a fiver for this vehicle?
if memory serves me it is the same as my 06 GVW 9200, GAWR front 4670, GAWR rear 6084, GCWR of 22k I installed a superglide and anything over 38 and a high profile will tax the truck in windy conditions.
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Thanks, I was looking at those pullrite super glides. Expensive but I imagine that they're worth it...
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Thanks, I was looking at those pullrite super glides. Expensive but I imagine that they're worth it...
Had on when I had the SB V-10. Used ones about $1000, less if you are lucky. Work nice but also heavy. The newer ones are lighter than the one I had
Works nice in a SB truck but does reduce the hook up angle options (not a big deal but different).
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A pullrite 16k Superglide is around 850 without rails so ya about a thousand bucks. Then I need a pin plate right? Are they different for different Fivers? I'm not sure which 5er I'm getting yet...
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Paid 500 for mine used with everything but the bolts. Took 3 hrs to install, capture plate cost 100 but it is just for my pin box
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There are specific and a generic plate. The generic will work put they use (forget what size) to center the plate. Just like most things the proper plate is better but the universal will work.
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I bought the Demco Autoslide...a bit pricey, but you can tow any 5er without a specific plate, as the Demco has 'capture plates' that go up and alongside the pin box that make the head turn. A great hitch!

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Thanks. Some good info....
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The Jayco Eagle HT series and Cougar High Country series are both decent quality and price without being too heavy for your truck.
Sometimes you can find missing tow spec info with Google.
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