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Old 07-26-2016, 11:08 AM   #127
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Interesting Cummins... does your rig not have the equalizer between the axles, or was it maxed out one way?
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Purchasing a truck is somewhat like building a shed. You can never build it too big. As others have said as soon as you purchase your first trailer you will start looking at larger units.
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Old 10-11-2016, 09:40 AM   #129
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For me it was maxing out on truck size first. I know too many who purchased a truck...only to discover, it limited them on 5th wheel preference. I went big on the truck so I never have to worry about what size 5th wheel I decided to purchase. The truck could handle it.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:47 PM   #130
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Bought the trailer and the went to the dealer and told him what I was going to tow. I talked to the truck sales so they knew how to properly configure a truck to tow.
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Old 10-12-2016, 05:57 PM   #131
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The Kodiak (if you can find one) towed this 48' toy hauler with ease
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The Kodiak (if you can find one) towed this 48' toy hauler with ease
What drive train is in that Kodiak rig?
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If you are buying both I would pick out the trailer you were going to purchase and then buy a truck that will handle two sizes bigger. Won't hurt you towing the first one and leaves you some margin to upsize.
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What drive train is in that Kodiak rig?
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Thx DM... looks like a great rig
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Tow rigs

Somebody showed a Kodiak tow rig. This style of p/u works for a bumper pull
but not a 5er too tall, However if a 550 or 650 is your need check out these two sites for
western haulers.
Chrome shop mafia new some used Large wallet as these can be custom built.

Dixie horse and mule used
A western hauler can pull a 5er or TT since this is what they are built for. Some states
may need a hammer to admit they are indeed a RV hauler.

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Well crap...having never rved before but wanting to fulltime after I retire in 3 years I just purchased (3 weeks ago) a F-350 Super Duty with SRW, 6.7 diesel, and the FX4 offroad package with 3.31 gears thinking I could pull pretty much anything!! So, have I just wated $62000 ??
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Well crap...having never rved before but wanting to fulltime after I retire in 3 years I just purchased (3 weeks ago) a F-350 Super Duty with SRW, 6.7 diesel, and the FX4 offroad package with 3.31 gears thinking I could pull pretty much anything!! So, have I just wated $62000 ??
I was aiming for a mid 30 foot fiver...perhaps Arctic Fox or Redwood.
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Your truck will be perfect as a daily drive and to tow what you have in mind. I had towed a 26 Ft. TT for about 9 years and then went to a 34.5 Ft FW with a 3/4 ton Diesel and made out just fine with many voices telling me the truck was too small. We did fine towing it and that size was a easy size to learn to tow with since there was a difference between towing a TT and a FW.
Two years ago I upped to a 1 ton CC single wheel Diesel and I feel it's a perfect combo. I don't full time, we just snowbird in Florida for 4 months, when purchasing a trailer for full timing I would recommend a floor plan with 2-4 ft. more but I personally wouldn't go over 38 ft. because of ease of getting in and out of Campgrounds. Most are tight on the East Coast where I am and when you are trying to maneuver into a tight place 2 feet can make a difference, from the looks of Midwest campgrounds you have many more with more room.
Wish you good luck with your new truck and safe travels when you get your trailer. Enjoy
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Thanks very much Westwind...I was beginning to panic. When I went to the dealership the first thing I asked was how much fifth wheel I could tow....the salesman went to the 2017 book on Superduties and showed me where it clearly said 20000 pounds...which is way more than I need. Apparently they fudge those numbers or something because according to what I've been reading here 16500 is about the limit. This is baffling me....I don't see how they quote 20000 lbs.
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