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Old 02-10-2011, 12:28 PM   #1
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new 5th wheel toy hauler

hey guys and girls, I have ordered a new 2011 Palomino Puma 356 QLB toy hauler 5th wheel trailer, this will be my first rv, kinda scared, with my truck and 5th, total length will be over 50 ft! makes me nervous, never towed anything that size before.
Anyone have this brand 5th wheel trailer?

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That's a big trailer at 14.6k...what size truck do you have?

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Bill, according to the palomino puma specs, dry weight is 9200lbs, total loaded weight is 14,000. I have a 2006 ford f 250 4 by 4 crew cab with the 6.0 turbo diesel. total truck weight loaded with fuel should be about 7500lbs. total GCVW is 23,000. I doubt i will add 5,ooo lbs to the dry weight of the trailer, probably closer to 2,000lbs so that would put me in at a total GCVW od 19,000lbs.
This will be my first 5th wheel toy hauler trailer. I am buying a B & W companion 5th wheel hitch and a RV5 5th wheel pin box extension ( which gives 10 inhces of added length) that should help since i have a short 6.5 foot bed.

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That's a big trailer at 14.6k...what size truck do you have?
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Old 02-12-2011, 02:07 PM   #4
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Just made a post on the other thread. You need to take a realistic look at your numbers...the web site gives the GW as 14,600 and the EMPTY pin weight as 2,600. I can appreciate that this is your first 5th wheel...but we typically run at or near GW and well over the 'empty pin weight.'

If you do not wish to heed the advice of people on this forum, try another forum or to talk to a knowledgeable 5th wheel owner. You have way too much trailer or way too small a truck.
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As noted, it sounds like you need more truck when even partially loaded. Wish you the best of luck.

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