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Old 11-02-2014, 10:32 PM   #1
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Well we now have about a year into retirement and RVing and have decided to make the step up to a fifth wheel. For now we are thinking something we can tow with our current truck which means a pin weight of around 1500. Any suggestions on units would be appreciated.... even those you think we should avoid. Lots of good sales on right now and we are considering moving forward quickly.. probably sell our TT in the early summer. Thanks for any ideas you may have
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I have had good luck with Fleetwood, their dealers are hard to find but factory customer service is excellent. Our daughter has and older model which has held up well. We had a good experience with a Gulfstrream fifth wheel years ago. I think a lot of equipment on all RV's is the same as far as appliances, the layout seems to be the big differentiator. Keep looking on forums on here.

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Forest River make lighter 5th wheels.
Light units have no provisions for storage so TT become better with truck storage availability. Just be careful not to choose to small because you will be trading truck and trailer again soon. Better get the right unit and suit the truck now.
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Well we now have about a year into retirement and RVing and have decided to make the step up to a fifth wheel. For now we are thinking something we can tow with our current truck which means a pin weight of around 1500. Any suggestions on units would be appreciated.... even those you think we should avoid. Lots of good sales on right now and we are considering moving forward quickly.. probably sell our TT in the early summer. Thanks for any ideas you may have
Many 3/4 ton diesel owners have higher dry pin weights than 1500 lbs. Your rear GAWR is probably 6084 lbs and actual unloaded rear axle weight probably around 3000 lbs. You may want to weigh your truck.

Forest River Rockwood and sister Flagstaff have plenty of floor plans and lower pin weights. Otherwise, look for floor plans that have a bedroom wardrobe slide rather than a bed slide, they will have lower pin weights.
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