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Old 09-20-2018, 09:42 PM   #1
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Exclamation Mobile Suites Owners...

I currently have a 38 foot Fiver that I'd like to replace with a 33 to 38 foot gently used Mobile Suites Fifth Wheel thats been gently used. Here is my question please...

I tow with a Chevy Silverado 3500HD Diesel...HOWEVER, it's a SRW and NOT A DUALLY! We are Full Timers and our truck is our daily driver and I really DO NOT want to go to a dually.

I'd like to know if any of you have towed a Mobile Suites successfully with a SRW. Any and all help with this question would be very much appreciated!!! Thank you...
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I donít recommend it....that aside, we had a guy tow one with a 06 ram 3500 SRW, it didnít look too bad. He said it pulled it fine

It also depends on your tires rating
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I donít recommend it....that aside, we had a guy tow one with a 06 ram 3500 SRW, it didnít look too bad. He said it pulled it fine

It also depends on your tires rating
Thank you.... I really would like to stay around 35 feet if possible....not sure if MS goes that short.
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DRV Suites start at 36' and are notoriously heavy especially when FT equipped.
So you'd be starting in the upper envelope of your SRWs max. payload even dry.

I'd doubt anyone will say you can't do it. FT can mean a lot of parking and not as much traveling, or much travel. I used to think our previous Ram 2500 CTD was all that, and a bag of chips, till I hooked up to our previous 15>K Travel Supreme. Yeah I could move it around, but.. "successful" is a relative term. Most towing situations the DRW experience is superior. But depending, so can the type of home you choose, and bobtail driving. Everything about this lifestyle can be a compromise. Best of luck on your searching.
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DRV Suites start at 36' and are notoriously heavy especially when FT equipped.
So you'd be starting in the upper envelope of your SRWs max. payload even dry.

I'd doubt anyone will say you can't do it. FT can mean a lot of parking and not as much traveling, or much travel. I used to think our previous Ram 2500 CTD was all that, and a bag of chips, till I hooked up to our previous 15>K Travel Supreme. Yeah I could move it around, but.. "successful" is a relative term. Most towing situations the DRW experience is superior. But depending, so can the type of home you choose, and bobtail driving. Everything about this lifestyle can be a compromise. Best of luck on your searching.
Thank you...will keep my ear to the rail...
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Mine is 36' but as mentioned, very heavy especially in the front. Pin weight is in the 4K range so I also would recommend a DRW.
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Yeah DRW and a step up to a 4500 or 450 would be in order to be safe.
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I totally hear and agree with all of you about the Dually with the Mobile Suites as much as it's a little disappointing. I really like the Mobile Suites but I also wanted to keep the Fiver around 36ish feet in hopes of using my SRW, I'll have to look at other options I guess.

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Pin weight on my 36' DRV is 4,400 lbs. I have a 2013 F350 DRW that is maxed out with this rig.
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Pin weight on my 36' DRV is 4,400 lbs. I have a 2013 F350 DRW that is maxed out with this rig.
Sounds like you have a great rig. I'm convinced that a Mobile Suites will not work with my SRW....DAGNABIT!!!
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They used to have 32'? might be worth seeing what those weigh.
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They used to have 32'? might be worth seeing what those weigh.
We previously owned a 2006 32TK3 Mobile Suites. It was 34" long. We are full time and weighed in at 17k. Pin was right at 4k.
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They used to have 32'? might be worth seeing what those weigh.
I did find a nice 33 footer a few years old. GVWR AT 19k...don't know pin weight...my chevy one ton diesel tops out at 17k GVWR. They are missing a HUGE MARKET me thinks.
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A few days ago there was a Mobile Suites in the site next to us and he pulled in with an F-250 Lariat. Older than the 2016 model. Trailer was probably upper 30s -40'. I didn't look at weight sticker on the trailer, but was tempted nor did I ask him about it. My 16 F-250 Lariat equipped like his had a CC of 2074 by the truck sticker. Perhaps that was one of those "Mobile Suites Lite".
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