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Old 03-30-2016, 08:57 AM   #113
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Buy them both together so you have the best combination. If you're sure you'll be towing a lot, buy more truck than you need. Then you don't have to upgrade trucks if you upgrade trailers. But it would be silly to buy a one ton dually to tow a little travel trailer, so it's not enough to say "get more truck." I got the best combination for our use. When in doubt, buy a one ton Chevy.


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Old 04-06-2016, 12:15 PM   #114
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RV comes first. There's so many to choose from and so many price points - even different prices on the same unit.

Trucks are easy to find and buy. Dealers are everywhere and pricing is transparent. And you can get your truck and be gone from the dealer in less than an hour.
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Old 04-07-2016, 07:19 AM   #115
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You need to think about both. You need to have a good idea of what you want in a fiver and what the weights (pin and gross) are. Then research the trucks required to tow it. Or get a SD/HD truck and look for fivers within its capabilities.
I agree. You need to have a general idea at least of the class of trailer you're looking at before you start buying the TV. When my wife and I decided we were going to buy a 5th wheel, I then bought a 1 Ton Diesel. That way my budget would then be the limiting factor with my 5ver selection, not my TV. But we did buy the truck first, and then bought the trailer.
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Old 04-26-2016, 06:54 PM   #116
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We went truck first. Will get the 5er this week.
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Old 04-26-2016, 09:17 PM   #117
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We also got truck first, but only after knowing what trailer we would be getting... pick trailer first.
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Old 05-19-2016, 01:34 PM   #118
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Listen to Cummings12V98! I love my Ford but in order to get it to the same pull as my old 12v97 I had to have 8k worth of work done on it! The Dodge is my first choice if for no other reason that it has the Cummings in it..If you don't know about the engine, drive one...You'll never see another engine the same. Don't get me wrong, I love my 7.3 with the Banks Power Pack and Break. It can pull anything I put behind it within reason but that Cummings is really a world apart for all others as far as I'm concerned! Good luck to you. I'm sure you'll do just fine. God Bless, Take Care!
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Old 05-19-2016, 05:36 PM   #119
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Ugh... Cummins, not cummings!
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Ugh... Cummins, not cummings!
That's a place in Georgia!

RAM, Cummins, Aisin, 4.10's and factory rear air ride. Tow what you want with confidence.

I just towed from SoCal to Elkhart, IN to have risers added at MorRyde so my RV rides level, GREAT people. When getting into NM I towed 75 and towed the speed limit the whole way to Elkhart. YES I have 75 rated tires. The point is we were in some strong winds at all angles and the tuck and RV handles it GREAT.
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That's a place in Georgia!

RAM, Cummins, Aisin, 4.10's and factory rear air ride. Tow what you want with confidence.

I just towed from SoCal to Elkhart, IN to have risers added at MorRyde so my RV rides level, GREAT people. When getting into NM I towed 75 and towed the speed limit the whole way to Elkhart. YES I have 75 rated tires. The point is we were in some strong winds at all angles and the tuck and RV handles it GREAT.
Cummins, I've got the same truck and trailer as you do. How much did it cost to have the risers added to your I/S? I've thought about doing the same thing.
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Cummins, I've got the same truck and trailer as you do. How much did it cost to have the risers added to your I/S? I've thought about doing the same thing.
About $1,800 out the door. Great people to deal with and QUALITY work.
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About $1,800 out the door. Great people to deal with and QUALITY work.
Can you tell any difference with the way it tows after having that work done? I guess that's another way to ask: was it worth it?
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Can you tell any difference with the way it tows after having that work done? I guess that's another way to ask: was it worth it?
Tows no different. The biggie was I had 1,400# more on my rear RV axle. I was at my 4,800# tire rating on those two tires.
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Tows no different. The biggie was I had 1,400# more on my rear RV axle. I was at my 4,800# tire rating on those two tires.
Interesting Cummins... does your rig not have the equalizer between the axles, or was it maxed out one way?
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Buy the fifth wheel first

Once you have done all the research and compared floor plans buy your fifth wheel (unless it is a Keystone). Then buy more truck than you need. Soon you will be enjoying the life RV style so much you will want a bigger fifth wheel. That will be on negative you already have the truck to handle it. Start your truck thinking at 3500 with a diesel and go from there.
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