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Old 04-03-2018, 04:38 PM   #29
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dwknox3 do you have washer and dryer in you fifth wheel??

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Old 04-03-2018, 04:50 PM   #30
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We do have a Splindide vented w/d comb, we went with it because it had good reviews & only 140 lbs. The stack w/d at 250 lbs. We are retired, we are out about 3 months each year, this unit works good for us
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Hello. Good weight police thread. As said earlier, weigh your truck. Get actual weights. Pin weights, when calculating, use 25% of the trailers GVWR to give you a bit of a margin. My small 3150RL Montana has, between 3200-3400lbs pin weight. The trailer GVWR is 14,500lbs. That is 23.4% actual pin weight.

Yes, you will probably never be stopped and weighed. But, even in a no fault accident, I would want all my numbers to be on the right side of legal.

When shopping for a 5th, stand back and see where the wheels are. How far back are the wheels from the pin? Some models are putting the wheels closer to the front, to decrease pin weight, so the husband can make the wife happy and not buy a DRW truck.

Me, I am on my 4th DRW truck.
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Old 04-05-2018, 06:01 PM   #32
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nice, i have looked at them( dually) online and in person. i need to test drive one, but like people say it’s my daily driver(srw) and thats where im at as well. im on my 4th truck in 4yrs not sure if the wife would be happy to go to number 5 lol
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towing with F-2350 SWR

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Old 04-07-2018, 10:45 AM   #34
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2004 F-350////40' Cedar Creek////6' Little Creeker

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That little pup is so cute.
What are the weights on that 40'
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:13 PM   #35
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so we have decided on a 5w, here are the number
pin wt 1912
dry wr 12k
gross 15k
5w axel is 7k

my truck
gvw:11500
frnt axel 6k
rear axel 7k
payload 3406
combined wt 23500
max tire rating 3640x2 at 80 psi
please give me your thoughts on these numbers for my truck
2016 ford f350 6.7 crew cab

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Old 04-07-2018, 06:18 PM   #36
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At those numbers you'll do great, I always run my tires at max to be safe
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Pin weight is empty. Loaded up its possible to put you over the limit. All depends on how much weight is in the 5th wheel and truck.

If the 5th wheel is loaded to max weight plus your weights in the truck you would indeed be over the trucks limit.
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i don’t plan to load the 5w to max, maybe at the most the 5w will be around 13500 ish loaded if that. i don’t travel with water in the tank. with are clothes and washer and dryer , probably a combo instead of a stackable to save on WT and having stuff if the front cargo plus hitch set up, i should have at least 400-500lbs of pin WT to spare, thats if i can keep my wife from packing all her crap lol
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That's 2700lbs at 20%. More obviously if it's over 20%. Won't know till it's loaded. Minus everyone's weights in the truck and gear and the hitch. Looks to be close.
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You'll find your hitch wt doesn't change very much, most newer 5th wheels are set up to have most of at on trailer axle, the appliance & tanks are in center of trailer so your at doesn't change much, I usually keep our bottles of water & heaver stuff towards back of basement. As for your fresh water tank, at 8 lbs a gallon you don't add that much, our is 54 gallon, so about 420 lbs, we usually keep it full & dump out waste tanks daily
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i don’t plan to load the 5w to max, maybe at the most the 5w will be around 13500 ish loaded if that. i don’t travel with water in the tank. with are clothes and washer and dryer , probably a combo instead of a stackable to save on WT and having stuff if the front cargo plus hitch set up, i should have at least 400-500lbs of pin WT to spare, thats if i can keep my wife from packing all her crap lol
So many people say "Oh I wont load it up" What you don't realize is...it doesn't take much to load it up. We are probably a little over GVWR on our trailer, and we have plenty of cabinet space left that's underutilized. and our trailer has a roughly 3200lbs of Cargo Carrying Capacity (CCC). Some of them out there have as little as 1800lbs CCC.

That said, 15k GVWR? Plan on 3000lbs of pin weight. Sounds like it'll work to me.
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Don't waste time figuring out capacity. They towed the 300,000 lb. space shuttle with a 1/2 ton Toyota. A puny 5th wheel? No problem!
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