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Old 08-17-2015, 03:33 PM   #1
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Switching from a 5th to a TY

We currently have a 27' 5er and are going to upgrade to a trailer (either 5th or TT) with the master bed turned utilizing a slide. I know TT are lighter but my 5th wheel pulls like a dream. Truck is not a problem, F250 super duty with a 6.4 diesel.


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I've pulled both 5ers and TTs, and the TT is no problem... just a bit different... IF... you have a good WDH that's set up properly... and IF... your TT is properly loaded. Make sure you have about 15% tongue weight. My rig pulls almost without effort. I can't do the 5er thing because I require a covered bed for models or fly rods and equipment. I haven't had a single problem pulling either of the TTs I've owned.

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Get whatever the DW likes the best. Color, amenties and layout are more important that whether it is a 5er or TT.
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Get whatever the DW likes the best. Color, amenties and layout are more important that whether it is a 5er or TT.
Great advice! Get what you like, if it is a TT, you will get use to pulling it in no time at all. Slightly different pivot point behind truck instead of over the bed not that hard to get the hang of it. I have a TT because I got a great deal on it and had to upgrade truck to a 2500 series, because of it's size. You already have a 250 series and it will tow most TTs without worry, NOT so with 5th wheels as the 250 series is limited by its GVWR (payload) and 5th wheels can get heavy! I say shop and compare till you find the one that makes you and the Mrs. happy.
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