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M.R.E.

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Posted: 05/31/20 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My son-in-law is looking for a good first 5th wheel under 32'. He will be pulling it with a Ram 2500 CTD.I am not sure what to recommend in that size for two people. Any recommendations would be appreciated.


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Posted: 05/31/20 04:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My advice is to give us your son-in-law’s truck numbers....GVWR, payload, people riding in the truck, stuff (weight) carried in the truck etc.


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Whatever the wife likes that's within the budget.


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We have a Grand Design Reflection 303RLS and absolutely love it. It has ample room if stuck inside on rainy days. We are not the type to take everything with us but the kitchen sink so it has plenty of storage for us.

Pulls great with a 3/4 ton.

Good Luck in shopping!

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Posted: 05/31/20 06:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Depends a lot on the specifics of the truck what he can pull.

Payload is usually the controlling limit for 3/4 ton trucks. Probably looking at 12-14k GVWR trailers depending on the truck payload limit.


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valhalla360 wrote:

Depends a lot on the specifics of the truck what he can pull.

Payload is usually the controlling limit for 3/4 ton trucks. Probably looking at 12-14k GVWR trailers depending on the truck payload limit.


Payload is not a controlling limit on a 3/4 ton truck with a fiver, rear axle weight is. Payload is artificially low to keep it under a 10k GVWR for registration purposes.


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camp-n-family wrote:

valhalla360 wrote:

Depends a lot on the specifics of the truck what he can pull.

Payload is usually the controlling limit for 3/4 ton trucks. Probably looking at 12-14k GVWR trailers depending on the truck payload limit.


Payload is not a controlling limit on a 3/4 ton truck with a fiver, rear axle weight is. Payload is artificially low to keep it under a 10k GVWR for registration purposes.


Going on a limb here, but think that's what he meant.


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stickdog wrote:

Whatever the wife likes that's within the budget.


Ditto.

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First and foremost, avoid anything built by Thor or Forest River. Look for used Carriage Cameo, HitchHikers, Excel, Arctic Fox. These are generally heavier than the currently built trailers, but are better quality.

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TXiceman wrote:

First and foremost, avoid anything built by Thor or Forest River. Look for used Carriage Cameo, HitchHikers, Excel, Arctic Fox. These are generally heavier than the currently built trailers, but are better quality.

Ken


I'd add a pre-'17 KZ Durango 1500 or Durango 2500 to the list. 2017 was when Thor bought them out.

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