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Old 10-17-2019, 08:03 AM   #1
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Can I safely tow a 2007 Travel Supreme 36ft 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton diesel pick up?

Hey everyone, I am familiar with all other forms of rigs except 5th wheels for full-time RVing. I'm starting out by looking at a 2007 Travel Supreme 36ft (36RLTS to be specific) 5th wheel and I am wondering if I can pull it with a 3/4 ton diesel pick up. I know it's right at the gvwr weight.
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Can you stop is my question ? Are you at gvwr with rv loaded for camping or dry weight ?
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What year truck and how was it optioned out? Does it have helper springs? Does it have factory sway bars? You can equip a newer 3/4 ton to be the same springs suspension as a 1 ton if you order the camper package and snow plow packages. The emblem on the side and the gwr will be the difference.
What is the max gvwr on the trailer?
36ft trailer is the box size. Overall trailer will be pushing 40feet. That is usually a 1 ton truck trailer depending on pin weight and what hitch and what it weighs, how many passengers, extra fuel tank.
Will it pull it yes likely it will. Will it stop it in a panic? Can it control the trailer in a side wind?
Our 3/4 ton has 1 ton springs front and rear sway bars. It was ordered with camper package and plow package. It handles our eagle 321rsts very well. Loaded we are just over 12000lbs on trailer. 20% of that is pin weight 2400 lbs Truck is under gvwr and axle and tire rating with margins.
Its not that simple. Gotta know what you have to work with.

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Old 10-17-2019, 11:39 AM   #4
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Travel Supremes are HEAVY and Pin heavy at that. You will feel the load, and the old drum brakes on the trailer probably need adjusting or replacing before you move it.
Would I do it.... nope. I'd either find a late model dually, or pay someone to move it.
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Old 10-17-2019, 11:49 AM   #5
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While I've seem folks pull a very heavy 5er with a 3/4T, most have done suspension mods. If it's a gas truck - you MAY run out of horsepower/torque on the first grade plus may end up without enough cooling capacity. Brakes are generally the same as a 1 Ton on the three US made brands. If it's a Toyota or Nissan, not a clue but sure don't see any pulling 5ers that are beyond the Ultra Lights
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:18 PM   #6
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Pulling is not an issue. A D/A can PULL a house. Your problem is load carrying capacity. Depending on year and body configuration your real ready to travel weight your load carrying capacity could be as low as 1800 and as high as 2200 pounds. What is the Travel Supremes GVWR? 20 percent of that could be your pin weight. Look at ypur tires load carrying capacity. Multiply that by 2. At best thats 6800 pounds. So thats your weak link.
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Old 10-17-2019, 12:54 PM   #7
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You will need to give us more information about your truck & prospective trailer. I pull a 38' 5th wheel with my 3/4 ton gasser & it does just fine. A diesel would be even better. Trailer fully loaded is 13,200. I am within a few hundred pounds of being maxed out on every axle. Since I do not want to shell out the money for a new diesel I am going to have mine re-geared this winter to help it pull even better. If you are weighing in fully loaded north of 14-15,000 you will need to have a diesel duelly for sure.
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2007 Travel Supreme 36RLTS


Sry weight............12,000#
Dry Pin weight....... 1,900# (16% ratio----VERY LOW)

GVWR................. 14,500#
WET pin.............. 3,200# (22% more realistic ratio when loaded up camp ready)




What year trim is your 250/2500?
Wet pin will put you AT/Over Trucks RAWR.
At RAWR is OK
OVER....NOT GOOD.


Weigh your Truck 'camp ready'......you/fuel/ALL Passangers/Stuff in cab etc.
Compare loaded weights to Trucks Ratings (on data sticker on door/jamb)
How much weight can be added before exceeding AXLE ratings...Tire Load Ratings????
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Old 10-17-2019, 02:22 PM   #9
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2007 Travel Supreme 36RLTS


Sry weight............12,000#
Dry Pin weight....... 1,900# (16% ratio----VERY LOW)

GVWR................. 14,500#
WET pin.............. 3,200# (22% more realistic ratio when loaded up camp ready)




What year trim is your 250/2500?
Wet pin will put you AT/Over Trucks RAWR.
At RAWR is OK
OVER....NOT GOOD.


Weigh your Truck 'camp ready'......you/fuel/ALL Passangers/Stuff in cab etc.
Compare loaded weights to Trucks Ratings (on data sticker on door/jamb)
How much weight can be added before exceeding AXLE ratings...Tire Load Ratings????
Whew... that is probably cutting it close or over weight. And even if you are just under or at gross you will want to make sure everything is in tip top shape with a truck of that age.
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Whew... that is probably cutting it close or over weight. And even if you are just under or at gross you will want to make sure everything is in tip top shape with a truck of that age.

What age??


OP hasn't posted year of truck just year of 5vr (2007)



OPs truck could be 2019 or a 2009
Within or way over??
W/O Truck details hard to guesstimate
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Old 10-17-2019, 07:21 PM   #11
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Well that's what I get for mixing work with pleasure. I blew right by that! Thought I read 07' truck & not a year on the trailer.
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The truck is a 2006 two wheel drive
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No, that 5th wheel is way too heavy for your truck. You are not even close.
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The truck is a 2006 two wheel drive
We still need some more info... bed length, what cab, what make. That way you/we can do a search for the truck's capacity. Do you happen to know what gears you have? If not, you can probably look that up via the VIN.
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