Originally Posted by 1st-tt2018
I am getting in deep now....DW wants to move to a 5th wheel and we are researching. My main concern is having a safe, good towing rig moving forward.
Must use current truck. No budget or desire for a new one.
-2019 ram 2500 tradesman crew cab short bed.
-Gawr rear 6390
-base axle weight rear 2795
3595 left on rear axle
3213 cargo capacity
14410 total allowable trailer tow weight
Hitch and hitch mount options. Puck vs rail. I still use the bed at times when not towing...but not all the time.
Suggestions for hitch?
Knowing the above, what would you say the max gvwr area I should be looking at for a 5th wheel? We do not want a toy hauler. There will be some long highway towing happening, just for planning sake.
Please ask clarifying questions....I know there must be more needed, I just don't know what that is.
It looks like you have the TV you need to pull anything in the 10-12 GVW with ease. There are many manufacturers on the market building fifth wheels geared toward the Half Ton truck and yes some of them can pull it but it would be a struggle depending on where you will use it. IMO these half ton towable units make a good mach up for the three quarter ton market.
I think sometimes when people with good intentions tend to over load the OP with TMI. Of course get the unit weighed before and after you load it. Weight is everything how much stuff do really need to take along?
As for the puck system, Iím sold on the ease of use. Ive used many styles of fifth wheel setups and in many ways the puck system has proven itself.
When searching for YOUR fifth wheel remember Luxury means weight only can decide your needs.
Take look at the Andersen Ultimate Hitch designed for use with the puck system and as stated earlier Grand Design Reflection 150 series produces a fine product.
Retired Tanker Yanker 2017 F-250 Short Bed 6.7 2019 Reflection 150 273 MK, Carlisle CSL 16 225/75 15, MORryde CRE 3000 & center X cross brace, Sumo springs, Andersen Ultimate Hitch,SoftStart A/C,
May your pleasures be many and your troubles be few! Safe Journey.