Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > 5th Wheel Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2015, 02:32 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 3
Towing Boat with Cougar 27RKS??

I'm new to this forum and we just got into 5th wheels a short time ago. We're learning lots about it but have a long way to go so would greatly appreciate your thoughts on towing a 4000lb boat behind this specific line of 5th wheels.

I want to tow our Ranger 18' fiberglass boat behind a 5th wheel and wondering if anyone has towed a boat with the Keystone Cougar 27RKS (or anything shorter) in this Cougar XLite. It has a much beefier frame then the Rockwood Ultralight that I bought...big mistake there that I'm trying to work out with the dealer I bought it from. That's another story....

The Forest River Rockwood Signature Ultra-lite is a great trailer and hate to see it go but that frame is too light and would need a lot of work. So instead of spending the money to beef up that frame which would likely max the axel ratings when all was said and done I've decided just to sell that and buy another. Hence why I'm posing this question to you all.

We're in CO where we can tow up to 70' in length (I'll be just under) and our TV is a 2015 Chevy 2500HD with the Duramax and Allison transmission. With a 4.10 rear end we have a 20,000lb tow capacity. The weak spot is our hitch which is a 16,000 lbs hitch but we'll only be running at less than 14,000lbs.

Thanks for your thoughts on this.
__________________

__________________
CashRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 11-09-2015, 09:31 PM   #2
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 2
Towing behind fifth wheel.

Towing a boat trailer behind a fifth wheel is not legal in many States, so before you travel make sure you know the traffic rules in the States you plan to visit.
__________________

__________________
luckyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 06:51 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 451
It looks like in CO you are allowed as long as the two trailers don't exceed 42 foot..

Towing World Official Website

I don't know your weights but I think you will have to revisit your TV as well.. I think I would want a set of dualies..
__________________
2010 Northwood Arctic Fox 29-5T
grassy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-10-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 3
Thanks for the thoughts.
__________________
CashRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2015, 12:03 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
wingnut60's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Wherever the Suites is
Posts: 2,982
I have seen several setups like you are wanting to go with--as long as it is legal in CO, and you only tow in states that allow it, I would think you have enough truck to do it. Brakes/lights on both of course.
What does Keystone say about it? Bet they don't sanction it, tho...
Joe
__________________
'15 38RSSA Mobile Suites
'05 36TK3 Mobile Suites--retired but not forgotten
'17 F450--trying one more Ford
'09 F450--died, replaced with '10--retired
wingnut60 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2015, 10:16 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 3
Yeah, Keystone and a lot of RV manufactures won't acknowledge that it is ok to do so. In fact, was told it will void Keystone's warranty when we put the receiver on. So I'm going delay that installation for a few months given we're coming into winter.

Agreed that brakes and lights are extremely important. Also will be installing a camera on the back of the 5th so to monitor.

Thanks
__________________
CashRanger is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-13-2015, 09:54 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Where ever I park it
Posts: 1,228
I tow a 16' boat behind my Dutchmen quite often. Just make sure you have a decent hitch on, brakes if required, and a light hook up. A camera is a great thing to have also. I have my camera set to run continuous so I can see the boat and even what is behind it. About the only thing to watch for is to make sure you can pull out when you stop somewhere. With my set-up when I turn a corner the rear overhang makes the boat follow the tracks of the fiver. In other words if the fiver clears the boat will too.
__________________

__________________
1996 Dodge CTD auto, #100 fuel plate,advanced timing, upgraded turbo, 2017 Forest River 365RK
MnTom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
tow, towing



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Towing Question jb60 Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 7 09-23-2014 10:03 PM
Issue while towing bighamstoy Trailer Towing and Tow Vehicles Discussion 12 08-27-2014 07:05 PM
RV Hall of Fame Welcomes Keystone Cougar DriVer RV Industry Press 0 05-13-2014 08:13 PM
Towing Double Trailers SailorDon Travel Trailer Discussion 13 11-29-2013 03:27 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.