Just joined the forum today and I am hoping to receive some input.
My wife and I are in the process of purchasing a Heartland BC 3070 RE.
Unfortunately, my English is not good. I hope you understand me.
We have a vacation home in Florida and want each year 6 months traveling through usa.
Now, I am however confused about what kind of truck size?
The research on the Internet does not provide clear statements.
All major brands, whether 250/ 350 or 450, the same numbers for the towing capacity. (with the same Axle Ratio) What I have to say, we decided for a diesel
Here are the facts:
Towing 15,700 to 16'600
only double wheel has more DRW 23,500 to 24,900
Towing 16,900 to 17,900
Dually 22,600 to 22'900
GVWR 15,500 lbs
Dry Weight 11.740 lbs
Hitch Weight 2,315 lbs
Axles (2) 7,000 lbs
So, whether I buy a 250 or 350 diesel, the GCWR is the same and also the max towing is equals. According to the manufacturer, this should be no problem with a diesel. (??)
Now I have entered these numbers on this website.
Result: 5th Wheel Towing Max is 7500 or less.
I see many travelers with a petrol engine (2500) pulling a 5 wheel foot with 40th
according to this site, these all go in the illegal sector.
Most 5 wheel trailer have a GVWR between 11,500 and 18,000.
Most diesel truck have a GCWR between 22 'and 25'000
therefore must each truck with a 5 wheel with GVWR of more than 15,000 a be dually.
Or what I have misunderstood?
I look forward to becoming well informed by all the experienced people that are members of this forum.
Thanks for your help.