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Old 10-06-2015, 08:49 PM   #1
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Advice on 5th wheel TH

Please Help... looking at KZ 3510 Sportster "2009"
newbe to the 5th wheel scene and open to any advice or input.
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Old 10-06-2015, 08:55 PM   #2
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What is your tow vehicle? Do you have experience with RV's? What specific questions do you have?
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Old 10-06-2015, 09:11 PM   #3
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We have a KZ 41 Sportster. Good unit and we enjoyed if for many years. Quality is fine and it seemed to stand up well.

Need some specific questions as there could be a million answers.
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just brought 2015 F250 w/3.55
very new to the camping world
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Old 10-10-2015, 09:20 PM   #5
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We pull our KZ 41 with a 450 diesel.
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just brought 2015 F250 w/3.55
very new to the camping world
So what do the ford towing specs say about the 5th wheel trailer weight you can tow?
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Old 10-11-2015, 11:07 AM   #7
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'Just bought a 2015 F-250' - ok, what research did you do before you bought the F-250? Or did you buy it on a whim? You probably had some idea what you wanted to do with it. Check the door sticker. I think the GVWR of that truck is 10,000 lbs. The truck probably weighs 7,700. That basically means you can put 2,300 lbs of stuff in the truck. Stuff equals people, fuel, 5th wheel hitch plus pin weight of the 5th wheel. Just a guess but after you add all the stuff you will have 1,600 lbs for the pin weight. That means you can carry only the smallest 5th wheels.

Go weigh the truck at a truck stop with full fuel and all the stuff you will take with you. The less the truck weighs the more you can carry. The more the truck weighs the less you can carry.

Again check the door sticker.
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Yikes...the KZ 3510 Sportster 5th wheel can weigh 18,000lbs. That is really in dually territory.
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The nada guide shows that model at 10550 lbs. 2009 Sportsmen Price, 2009 Sportsmen Values & 2009 Sportsmen Specs | NADAguides
I think your F250 should be ok to hall this rig at 10K....but what are you putting in the back?
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The nada guide shows that model at 10550 lbs. 2009 Sportsmen Price, 2009 Sportsmen Values & 2009 Sportsmen Specs | NADAguides
I think your F250 should be ok to hall this rig at 10K....but what are you putting in the back?
Used 2009 KZ Sportsmen Sportster 3510 Toy Hauler Fifth Wheel at Fun Town RV | San Angelo, TX | #P5055

This is not 250/2500 territory.....
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The specs in that ad say 18000 GVWR and has 15" wheels---hope the wheel size is a typo.
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The nada guide shows that model at 10550 lbs. 2009 Sportsmen Price, 2009 Sportsmen Values & 2009 Sportsmen Specs | NADAguides
I think your F250 should be ok to hall this rig at 10K....but what are you putting in the back?
NADA is not an accurate tow guide for ford trucks, only the ford tow guides are accurate from ford. http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...Tgde_May19.pdf
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Op. Thats F350-450 Territory for the KZ 3510 Sportsman Sportster. Any way you look at it. You Might want to make a trade?
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Yes the tires are 15"

No it doesn't weight 18k- the one sitting here according to the scales weighs just shy of 11k with normal junk loaded. He has no generator.

This owner pulls with a SRW, it's over the GVWR rating but gtg on axle & tires (he's at 5500 on his rear axle).

I think it's a great fiver. Leland frame and for a mid-tier unit quality seems very good.
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