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5th wheel adapter for goose neck

Just something I have noticed around in campgrounds but why do some people convert their 5er to a goose neck? Is there a difference in towing or is it usually done by folks that own additional goose neck trailers so they don't need to switch hitches in truck bed? Just curious
SUMRX4 10/05/20 09:56am Fifth-Wheels
RE: can someone please explain this for me?

Well I tried to post pics of the pages from the manual but, even with following the forum directions I still can't get it to work. :? Either way after looking after it again I am reading it correctly. I looked at my rear leafs and I have a total of 6. Anyone know if that would be stock or does that seem like heaver than stock?
SUMRX4 02/14/20 10:45am Fifth-Wheels
RE: can someone please explain this for me?

According to this my max trailer weight without a 5th wheel is 12,500 and with a 5th wheel it drops to 10,600. Why is that? No one knows why a truck makers assigns ratings to a particular truck. Its been this was since mfg started assigning numbers to their trucks. RV folks like to guess and some guesses get pretty wild. However we do know a 5th wheel trailer places all the hitch weight (pin weight)..plus the weight of the hitch itself over the trucks rear axle. That model F250 has either a 6084 or 6100 RAWR. These year model F250 rear axle can weigh in the 2900-3000 lb range leaving around 3000-3200 lb for a in the bed payload. You have the truck so drop by a set of CAT scale and get your trucks front and rear axle weights. These are the numbers that will tell you what the truck can safely handle in all situations. The RAWR includes rear axle assy....tires....wheels...brakes....rear spring pack. Now if your F250 has the heavy service package or camper package the front and rear brakes...suspension is upgraded two times. Same as a F350srw GAWR packages. Apparently you know your Fords pretty good. My rear axle is rated at 6084. How would I go about finding out if this truck was equipped with the camper package or anything like that? Also why would you calculate the weight of the axle itself into the payload? The axle weight is resting on the ground not the suspension. That one doesn't make sense to me.
SUMRX4 02/12/20 09:43am Fifth-Wheels
can someone please explain this for me?

I have always pulled a conventional bumper pull style RV. I am considering a 5th wheel. My TV is a 2003 F-250 Crew cab short box with the 6.0 diesel. I was looking in the manual this morning at towing capacities. According to this my max trailer weight without a 5th wheel is 12,500 and with a 5th wheel it drops to 10,600. Why is that?
SUMRX4 02/12/20 08:23am Fifth-Wheels
RE: What would cause this on a slide out?

i cant see the issue you are sepaking of with teh rubber seal on the exterior but as far as the inside, I'm guessing someone extreded the slide but something was between the trailer wall and that trim of the slide and it pushed it off the slide slightly. I did that exact thing in mine but I saw it immediatly and it only moved about a foot of the material closest to the floor and unless you look for it you can't even see it. I'm with some others also, have an independant repairman look at it and get his thoughts. On tell the dealer you will purchase it if those items are remedied. If they aren't willing to do so then find another dealer. Look long enough and you will find another one.
SUMRX4 01/23/20 06:13am Travel Trailers
RE: asking for suggestions/opinions

Thanks for all the replys and advise. My current TV is a 2003 F250 diesel. No that doesn't have tha towing capacity of today's diesels but it would still pull what I am looking for. In all honesty I will probably stay with the TT, if I even upgrade at all. You can find almost the same floor plans in TT now that 5ers have anyway. BUt keep the opinions coming as I am reading all of them.
SUMRX4 01/21/20 08:18am General RVing Issues
asking for suggestions/opinions

Not to beat a dead horse and I know none of you can make this decision for me but I would just like to hear opinions and suggestions to help me. Wife and I are considering upgrading our current TT. I "think" I would like to have a 5th wheel because of all I hear about ease of towing and maneuverability. But they are more expensive. We currently only camp within a couple hours or less from home so it's not like I am towing for extended periods of time. Also we typically only take weekend trips so the added storage in a typical 5vr isn't needed. Basically my only reason for considering a 5th wheel is because I want one. So for those that have maybe had both I would just like to hear if the pros out weigh the cons enough for me to spend the extra $$ on a 5vr. Also its only two of us. Hopefully some grandkids down the road but I hope that is at least 5+ away. No matter what I buy I am not looking for anything huge. Something in the 10,000lbs range or less.
SUMRX4 01/20/20 08:31am General RVing Issues
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