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Old 09-02-2010, 11:57 AM   #29
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I have a question: We have a 2007 Dodge 2500HD 4x4 quad diesel (5.9)and a Sunnybrook Bristol Bay 31.5 5th wheel. We havent pulled it yet since we parked seasonall at Cape Cod and use it as a weekend getaway. We are getting ready to pull it next year and are looking at putting on a morryde extended pin and a trailsaver (TS3) slide hitch. Dealers for truck and 5th wheel said truck could pull no problem. Any thoughts or recommendations?
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I believe in your case the dealer was right.
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Old 10-04-2010, 04:04 PM   #31
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We purchased our tow vehicle first, then the fifth wheel. Purchased an 07 Dodge big horn long bed 3500 diesel SRW, including exhaust brake.

We pull a 08 Carriage Cameo F37RE3 that weighs around 12,500 dry
and fully loaded 14K. Since the truck is four door Long bed, there is
plenty of truck bed cargo space and don't need a slider hitch.

Truck has plenty of power and love the exhaust brake for downhill grades.

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I just purchased a 2011 Dodge 3500 SRW truck with a short bed. It will be towing a 2010 Cameo with a dry weight of 12,500 and est loaded weight of 14,500. Does anyone forsee any problems with this?
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Old 10-05-2010, 09:34 AM   #33
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The Cameo king pin Moryde sits far enough forward from the bedroom cap so
there should be plenty of space in your shortbed.
The Cummins engine is a real powerplant and should have a nice smooth ride.
Doesn't the Laramie come with tow package including the exhaust brake ?

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I just purchased a 2011 Dodge 3500 SRW truck with a short bed. It will be towing a 2010 Cameo with a dry weight of 12,500 and est loaded weight of 14,500. Does anyone forsee any problems with this?
1. If your truck has a laden curb weight of 7,500 lbs (a trip to the scales can get you an accurate number here - just weigh loaded up with driver, passengers, full fuel tank, cargo, hitch, etc. just like you were headed out on the road with the RV) and you load the 5th wheel anywhere near its estimated loaded weight of 14,500 lbs, 20% or more of the 5th wheel's weight will be carried by the truck as pin weight on the hitch. Let's say the pin weight is 20% x 14,500 lbs = 2,900 lbs. Your truck's GVW will then be 7,500 lbs laden curb weight + 2,900 lbs pin weight = 10,400 lbs. If you check your door sticker, I believe you'll find the GVWR of your SRW truck is 10,100 lbs.

2. An extended pin box doesn't change the width of the 5th wheel. If you get into a tight situation where you're approaching a 90 degree angle, if the distance from the back of the cab to the center of the kingpin bore in the hitch is less than 1/2 the width of your RV, there will be contact.

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I'll have to check the listed numbers when I get home. I ordered a slider hitch so that should help some. I'm new to 5RV's so I'm taking this all in.

Yes the truck has a exhaust brake. Thanks for the info.
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