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Old 12-20-2014, 09:02 PM   #1
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Wanting 40 ft or bigger 5th wheel toy hauler

i have a 2008 Mobile Suite 5th wheel, wanting to trade for a 5th wheel toy hauler 40 ft or a little bigger .
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Need more truck :-)
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Oh I know , like a Peterbelt Or Freightliner
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Old 12-21-2014, 08:11 PM   #5
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Mobile Suite makes heavy 5ers not sure about the bigger truck you just need to check you pin weights on the toy hauler.
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Old 12-22-2014, 09:59 PM   #6
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Wanting 40 ft or bigger 5th wheel toy hauler

I have a Fuzion 399. I'd recommend it, but as soon as you buy it, you'll have to go through it and tidy up some things that they don't do from the factory. I almost want to say that the pin weight is almost 4k lbs with an unloaded garage, and less when loaded.
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Malcom - your truck should do just fine with just about any size Fiver out there.. As was mentioned, pin weight is a function of balance and all Toy Haulers will be dramatically biased to the front when not hauling weight in the garage. Also, you may find that the fuel tank in the trailer would be behind the axles as well and you would benefit from carrying the extra weight there.. There's another thread here that talks a bit about the new DRV Full House toyhauler. Pricey at 185k sticker, but would have to venture a guess that there is no one that pays that price. It's also 24k# which is pretty hefty..
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Look into the Columbus toy haulers. I've got a mid-level one that's approximately 40 foot long with a 12' garage. I love it. If I remember correctly, their heaviest toy haulers max out at 18K lbs GVWR (mine does). Lightly loaded it towed great with a 2005 Dodge 2500 CC with CTD engine and auto tranny. I never loaded it up completely since then I would have been way over my truck's ratings.

You should be fine with a 3500 Dodge Cummings. I was looking at the 2015 Dodge 3500 for a new tow vehicle and was well within the weight ratings.
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i have a 2008 Mobile Suite 5th wheel, wanting to trade for a 5th wheel toy hauler 40 ft or a little bigger .

What Mobile Suite do you have?
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They get heavier than 18000 mine is at 20000 and I know I'm over that a bit with the car in the back
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First...the Fullhouse is a nice unit, but I've seen them in person and as far as the structural quality, MEP quality (AC/elect/plumbing) I would put the Evergreen Tesla right up there with them. I didn't say that a few months ago, because I hadn't seen the Fullhouse yet. The Fullhouse has more "eye candy" with interior finishes, but we have Kingbed, 20 cu.ft residential fridge (icemaker/water dispenser in the door), and dishwasher. With that said...the Tesla we have still isn't really a "full time" rv...just doesn't have the living area space. But I'm talking to them a new model plan that has more living space (45' trailer) with 4 slide outs instead of 3. Crossroads Elevation Las Vegas is very nice also, and they build a quality toyhauler too. The Fullhouse is nice, but to me...not worth the $$$$$$. We also looked a the Hearltland Cyclone, Dutchmen Voltage, and the Keystone Raptor (Keystone Fuzion is a lower model..but decent), but quality wise they aren't on the same level as the Tesla or even the Elevation....and certainly not the DRV Fullhouse...Do your homework before you trade or buy!
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As far as a truck to pull it...you don't need a big semi (Volvo, KW, Pete, or Freightliner...LMAO). Our toyhauler is 43'6", and we have 900 lb 2014 Harley Ultra Limited, grill, etc...loaded, it's about 17,500. Our 2008 4x4 Dodge MegaCab dually (6.7), pulls it just fine. We've been out west where you climb in elevation often, and you learn how to drive when your climbing up hills...thats all. I have seen a few transmissions get burnt' up, but that more driving error than mechanical. Is it a little easier with a KW or Pete..absolutely. I driven both of those too...love them..as far as big trucks go, and I like the Volvos too. But "needing" one of these to pull your 5th wheel...I don' think so.
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As far as a truck to pull it...you don't need a big semi (Volvo, KW, Pete, or Freightliner...LMAO). Our toyhauler is 43'6", and we have 900 lb 2014 Harley Ultra Limited, grill, etc...loaded, it's about 17,500. Our 2008 4x4 Dodge MegaCab dually (6.7), pulls it just fine. We've been out west where you climb in elevation often, and you learn how to drive when your climbing up hills...thats all. I have seen a few transmissions get burnt' up, but that more driving error than mechanical. Is it a little easier with a KW or Pete..absolutely. I driven both of those too...love them..as far as big trucks go, and I like the Volvos too. But "needing" one of these to pull your 5th wheel...I don' think so.
I agree. We grossed 30350 when we had our Mule, 4 burner Weber, and full water tank. My F350 DRW never had an issue out west or anywhere else up and down 8% grades. I suspect you would have the same results with a Ram or GM. When we got to our destination, we drove it 100's of miles of back country and 4WD roads, to places you would never take a HDT.
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