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Old 06-27-2016, 08:43 PM   #15
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I pulled a 34' fiver dry weight of 7200 lbs with a F-150 EcoBoost, took me over many of the high Rocky Mountain passes with no issues at all. It was great for what we had.

I have sense upgraded to a heavier fiver and heavier truck.

34 footer with a dry weight of 7200? That's crazy light! Did the walls flex in the wind?!?!
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34 footer with a dry weight of 7200? That's crazy light! Did the walls flex in the wind?!?!
It was definitely a super lite, but we never had a problem with it, and pulled like a dream. No flex in winds that I could tell.
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Old 06-27-2016, 10:06 PM   #17
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Dude - a tag axle DP is hard to beat. When I am towing my 5th wheel with my dually truck with mor-ryde pin box I do not get any chucking. I pass all SRW trucks towing and all single axle DP motorhomes.

But as I am passing these vehicles I look in my side mirror and I see I am holding up the tag axle DP.

So I come to the observation that the tag axle DP is top of the RVing ways to travel.
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Hello Again 5thers,
Good reply thus far. I know that a DRW makes a big improvement, but this would be overkill for a 27.5 footer. I would like to hear some controversy on a different pin box. The trailer and truck are "set in stone" for now.

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Hello Again 5thers,
Good reply thus far. My friend has a Silverdao 1500, V8, Air Lyft air bags, and BF Goodrich 8 plys. The hitch/saddle was installed by one of the top 50's RV dealers in the US - Rick's RV. Thus it was installed correctly. I know that a DRW makes a big improvement, but this would be overkill for a 27.5 footer. I would like to hear some controversy on a different pin box. The trailer and truck are "set in stone" for now.

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I personally wouldn't bank on a hitch being installed correctly just because it was done at a specific RV dealership. But that's just me.

I agree that the problem isn't the hitch or pin box, its the truck. You didn't mention the year of the truck, but for a 2015 model 1500 the max payload is in the 1750-1800lb range. The dry pin weight (i.e. completely empty trailer) for that trailer is 1525lbs. That gives you a max of 275lb headroom.

You start putting gear in the trailer, maybe put water in the fresh water tanks, have 2-3 people in the truck, maybe an ice chest in the truck bed, 50-150lbs in the bed for the weight of the hitch....

And you are way over the max payload capacity for that truck. Fairly good bet that a large part of your friends towing issues are because the truck is well overloaded.

If you are looking at the exact same set-up as your friend has, then you aren't going to get a very comfortable ride. Throw that trailer on a 3/4 ton truck and you would likely see a significantly better ride. Though I doubt you'd get it as good as your MH.


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I pulled a 34' fiver dry weight of 7200 lbs with a F-150 EcoBoost, took me over many of the high Rocky Mountain passes with no issues at all. It was great for what we had.
I have sense upgraded to a heavier fiver and heavier truck.
Power to pull a trailer generally isn't an issue with 5th wheels, provided you aren't doing something crazy like trying to pull a 15K 5th wheel with a F150. Staying within the payload limits for the vehicle is a different story.
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I pulled a 34' fiver dry weight of 7200 lbs with a F-150 EcoBoost, took me over many of the high Rocky Mountain passes with no issues at all. It was great for what we had.
I have sense upgraded to a heavier fiver and heavier truck.
that's 2 to 3 thousand lbs lighter...... how many full grown black rhino's is that?

Exactly one... put a 12 foot black rhino in your rv, and we'll call it even.....
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