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RE: Cross Winds

If you think that a high profile 5th wheel will magically make the side wind pressure go away, think again. Just because you don't feel it doesn't make it safe.The question was "Does the 5th wheel pull any better with crosswinds?" "Just because you don't feel it doesn't make it safe." If I'm not being moved around enough to feel it, it's unlikely that it's an issue. Yes, a sudden gust of wind could be a problem, but that next truck coming toward me could jump the center line too. You simply can't plan for all eventualities. Do what you can and hope for the best. I have always been under the impression that a 5th wheel was more stable to tow than a TT due to the hitching point being over the axle and a much higher tongue weight. I understand that the crosswind would be the same or greater but the would respond better due to the hitching point. So as I understand what you guys are saying is there would be no advantage to a 5er in these conditions?
BayouBoys 06/22/19 08:23am General RVing Issues
RE: Cross Winds

As for a truck, I have a F250 diesel. I would be looking for a small 5th wheel if I go that route. Currently we have a 35' travel trailer that has never felt right towing. Upgrade truck from an F150 to F250 gas and now F250 diesel, adjusted EAZ-lift hitch a dozen different times still does not feel comfortable in the wind. The kids have gotten older and I want to downsize, DW want more living space. After all the truck upgrades, I want to make sure I know what to expect if I decide to go the 5th wheel route.
BayouBoys 06/22/19 07:07am General RVing Issues
Cross Winds

DW and I have been discussing upgrading to a 5th wheel. My question is the those who have went from a travel trailer to a 5th wheel. Does the 5th wheel pull any better with crosswinds? Or is it about the same. The cross winds kill me on long trips.
BayouBoys 06/21/19 05:52pm General RVing Issues
RE: 6.7 Diesel Towing MPG

Thanks for all the information. Not trying to save and $$$, just trying to figure out when/where should i plan on stopping for fuel. We like to try to plan the fuel stops with food stops and or maybe short activites for the kids. Thanks again to all.
BayouBoys 03/26/19 07:25pm Towing
RE: 6.7 Diesel Towing MPG

I stand corrected I should have said Fuel economy. My trailer is 7500 GVWR. I was getting 7.5mpg on my 6.2l gas, so anything better than that is great.
BayouBoys 03/22/19 07:25pm Towing
6.7 Diesel Towing MPG

I was just blessed with a 2019 F250 Lariat with the 6.7l diesel. Never owned a diesel before. Planning a summer trip from New Orleans area to Atlanta area. I was curious what kind of gas mileage should I expect towing. I guess I am used to gas engines, where I have to plan my fuel stops carefully with at 35ft trailer.
BayouBoys 03/22/19 06:43pm Towing
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