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Old 05-01-2013, 10:57 AM   #1
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Retried navy and now teaching high school. Ready to get started with my dream of nice 5th wheel and 2500 Diesel. Will buy truck soon and hope to get a Chevy 2500 Duramax. I know I will be limited somewhat on what I can haul but was thinking 13000LBs Loaded for the 5th wheel. Do you all think this would be a good fit for the truck? I hate to buy something and realized I can't pull much with it. I see them all the time on roads but that don't mean they are not overloaded.

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Old 05-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #2
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and a great site Bob, you will like it here and gain a lot of information. JMHO, I would step up to the 3500 Dually VS the 2500. Stability is so important when towing a 5th wheel, which are known to be a little top heavy. Remember just my opinion, but very knowlegeable when it comes to towing. Good luck and keep us informed, travel safe.
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Hi Bob! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

Hope you find the right rig for your needs. Wish you were closer cause I've got a truck AND a 5er for sale. Look in the classifieds or PM me if you're interested.

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Welcome, the 5th wheel forum can probably answer your question better. My thoughts, better to have a little too much capacity than not quite enough. However, keep in mind that I know absolutely nothing about either the truck mentioned or the 5'ver.
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Old 05-05-2013, 08:19 PM   #12
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Thanks...VFW and NRA here as well....as well as the Bank of Dad...at least till my son gets out of school. I hope..

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