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Old 09-29-2010, 02:48 AM   #1
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Best used 5th wheel

What is the best 5th wheel? looking for something I can pull with 04 f250cc 4x4? Looking for most bang for buck.32 to 35 foot.

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Old 09-30-2010, 08:06 PM   #2
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Impossible to say what is the "best" 5th wheel. What I think might be the best might not appeal to you at all. That said, I love my Jayco Designer. It's solid, well made, and seems to be holding up very well. Others will no doubt let you know what their favorites are, but the best one for you is the floorplan you like, plus the construction you feel good about, plus the right price for you, plus who knows how many other variables. Look at as many as you can to see whats out there, then decide whats "best" for you. With the 3/4 ton you'll have to watch your pin weight. Happy trails!

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Best used fivers would probably not be a good match given the fact you only have a 3/4 ton truck. Personally I think Apenlite was one fine fiver and are probably still a great bargain. But I would not recommend one for you. One of the 30/32 foot Cedar Creek Silverback fivers might be a good choice.
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:55 AM   #4
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The limited GVWR of your 3/4 ton truck pretty well excludes "top of the line" 5th wheels that, because of their content and construction, tend to be heavy. Without running hard numbers, you're probably going to be limited to a 30' to 32' low to mid range 5th wheel by your limited pin weight capacity.

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Old 10-01-2010, 04:53 PM   #5
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WHat Rusty said again.

Also check out this site for some good help on the towing issues.

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you mentioned used, maybe a Cougar?
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I'm happy with my Jayco, I've had it for five years now, and it is going on fifteen years old. Still looks good, it needed some minor maintenance, but still goes strong.

I can't say enough about Jayco's support, even for their out of warranty products.
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If you go with a Northwood fiver get one made in Oregon not in Winchester, VA. We had a Arctic Fox but had several issues that should never have happen. I also like Jayco. We were interested in a Jayco but some things in the kitchen did not please the wife.
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We found a very nice 2005 North Shore this summer. It seems to be a good built unit with good fit and finsh. It is a nice upgrade from the TT that we had for 12 years.

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