Originally Posted by rghjr55
Getting ready to purchase a new truck. I will be pulling a 5th wheel trailer. Just curious of any pros or cons for or against single rear wheel or a dually. Thanks
Check the towing specifications on any truck that you purchase. Typically trucks are rated on the base model, standard cab, 2 wheel drive, 8 foot bed. the combined gross weight rating (CGWR) remains the same on all models. You then, with every addition, will subtract towing capacity. example, truck weighs 5000 lb and the CGWR is 20,000 lb you can tow a 15000 lb trailer if you add dual wheels they will weigh another 1000 lbs reducing the towing capacity to 14000, kids toys, extra gas tanks, Grill..... ect.. 4WD subtracts another 1000 plus from the towing capacity.
The CGWR on my F250 single wheels crew cab 6foot bed is 19500, my truck weighs (empty) 7500 lbs so my 5th wheel can weigh up to 12000 lbs. Very rarly is my truck empty.