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Old 02-18-2015, 12:27 AM   #1
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Looking for fifth wheel built to tow Idaho tote

We would like to find a fifth wheel that is OK to attach an Idaho tote to to haul our side by side. My husband has concerns about the king pin (not sure if I have that terminology correct) seperating, etc. We had a cedar creek Silverback and we're told by forest river to absolutely not tow behind it. Looking for 33 feet approx. Would appreciate any suggestions for manufacturers. I loved our Silverback 33rl, but we sold her and my husband wouldn't tow behind it anyway. Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-19-2015, 06:28 PM   #2
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I think there are about 4 mfgrs. that build frames approved for this. I forget their names, but you may locate them from this list: Fifth wheel manufacturers
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our 06 cedar creek came with the same warning
its not as much to do with the fithwheel hitch areas, as it is with the rear of the rv frame being strong enough to withstand the loads a trailer and added tongue weight would apply.
weight reductions, thinner frames, etc that allow a smaller tow vehicle also limit what can be added out back
few do make them with hitch for 3500lbs or less

as far as a heavier you may have to have it engineered.
that being said
i see em all the time pulling a tandem axle trailer loaded with toys behind a fiver
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Our Brookstone has 12 inch I Beam construction. So far, after a couple years towing about 6000 miles, no issues.


I would think a 12 inch would be minimum. Boxed would be better, especially considering Idaho totes are heavier than other fixed trailers.
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Some not very good pics of the hitch on our 5th, to follow up on your questions in the private message the OP sent me.



The 2 outside receivers are used for the swivel wheel. The center receiver was added per the weld shop as they thought I might as well have one if ever needed. This spring I need to get some decent pics of the welded frame.

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