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Posted: 07/03/19 03:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Interesting.


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A salesperson at an RV dealer who is honest,,,,,
Whodathunkit?

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wanderingaimlessly wrote:

A salesperson at an RV dealer who is honest,,,,,
Whodathunkit?


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Posted: 07/03/19 04:03pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

OK, first off...
I'm not a fan of half-tons towing 5er's. Like a political stance...you're not going to change my mind on that

Next...
I don't like this guys videos because he mainly just talks to talk, and you never see his face. Can't trust someone that's afraid to show their face LOL

But really...
Why do we keep hearing the same old tired statement that 5er's are ALWAYS going to be 20% to 25% pin weight? Maybe that's true for some models, and perhaps it was a good rule of thumb 10-20 years ago. But you see what they're doing with 5er's now...the way they move the axles forward? That's how they're making these things theoretically "half-ton" towable. But for such an "expert", why does this guy choose to make such statements when you can go straight to the manufacturer's website and see that the reported pin weight is 1,443 pounds?


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"Why do we keep hearing the same old tired statement that 5er's are ALWAYS going to be 20% to 25% pin weight?"

Because most 5th wheels do have pin weights in the 20%-25% range?


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WTP-GC wrote:

OK, first off...
I'm not a fan of half-tons towing 5er's. Like a political stance...you're not going to change my mind on that

Next...
I don't like this guys videos because he mainly just talks to talk, and you never see his face. Can't trust someone that's afraid to show their face LOL

But really...
Why do we keep hearing the same old tired statement that 5er's are ALWAYS going to be 20% to 25% pin weight? Maybe that's true for some models, and perhaps it was a good rule of thumb 10-20 years ago. But you see what they're doing with 5er's now...the way they move the axles forward? That's how they're making these things theoretically "half-ton" towable. But for such an "expert", why does this guy choose to make such statements when you can go straight to the manufacturer's website and see that the reported pin weight is 1,443 pounds?



Most manufacturers reported pin weight is an empty pin weight.
My old (2010) Montana's pin weight was over 1000 lbs heavier loaded than non loaded. Why so much? It had double pane windows, washing machine in the bedroom, 4 door fridge, 4 6v golf cart batteries, king size bed, heavy tool box in storage, propane generator, plus I swear DW hid the kitchen sink in their somewhere along with 500 lbs of "girls stuff", her sewing machine itself gave you ape arms!
OK 500 lbs may be slightly over, but you get the point.

Yes I was within legal weight limits on my 1 ton truck, but barely.


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Posted: 07/03/19 06:40pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The OP opening should have read why the std duty 1500 truck in the video can't tow this particular 5th wheel trailer.
Troll thread and a troll video.


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JIMNLIN wrote:

The OP opening should have read why the std duty 1500 truck in the video can't tow this particular 5th wheel trailer.
Troll thread and a troll video.


Thank You!
Just because this truck is overloaded with this trailer, it does not follow that the truck can pull no trailer, or no truck can pull this trailer.
And about the pin weight issue; Back in the '70s had half load of some styrofoam products on a semi-trailer. Loaded back half of the trailer with produce. KC to Circle, double handful of seat, both hands on the wheel any time not shifting gears.

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