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dieseldan723

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It's been a while since we have had an RV. We started off with a 5th wheel (bunkhouse) when the kids were younger. We traveled the west coast and made many family memories. We have purchased several other rv's (tent trailers, toy haulers, and other 5th wheels) but haven't had one for about 7 years. All previous trailers, except tent trailers, were 37 feet or longer.

My DW and I are considering another RV. My parents have a Class A that we could purchase from them but we are not sure we want to go down that road. We have always liked the flexibility, size (ceiling height), and maneuverability of a 5th wheel.

What are some good options for us to now consider in the 32ft-36ft range that could be towed by a 3/4 ton truck? We're pretty flexible on layout.

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Well weight is a factor with a 3/4 ton in the size you are interested in .You should get plenty of advice on many brands styles, etc . Good luck

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Could be a great tow vehicle. What is the truck’s max payload?


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cummins2014 wrote:

Well weight is a factor with a 3/4 ton in the size you are interested in .You should get plenty of advice on many brands styles, etc . Good luck


Certainly willing to go smaller. This time around we are only looking to find a trailer for the two of us! [emoticon]

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Stay under 12k gross 5th wheel weight, and you should be within 3/4 ton carrying weight.

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We doing the same. Not as much comfort as the past 20 winters since we sold the alpenite but Momma wants another chance to stay out of hospitals after the last 2 winters. home this winter but really can't wait to get on the road.

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I had a nice 31' fifth-wheel, gross weight was around 6600# and my 2500 Dodge Ram Hemi 5.7 pulled it great. Would not have want to have gone heavier tho, with the 2500.

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Check out the Reflection 150 series by Grand Design...friend has one and has been very pleased. I’ll be giving them a good look for our next trailer.


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You are in the northwet, so look at an Arctic Fox 27-5L. We are on our second, and we spent a couple years looking for our second before we decided there aren't any built better in that price range. I really wanted a Vanleigh, and the DW really liked the Grand Designs, but when we considered tank sizes, 12 volt outlets, and build quality, we went with another Arctic Fox. I think the Vanleigh had a slight edge on build quality, but terrible (small) tank sizes and residential only fridge were definite deal killers. Grand Designs just weren't there, other than floor plans. I know a lot of people like them, but I am blessed to have a wife that shares my feelings of build quality over the flashy glitz most manufacturers concentrate on. The Arctic Foxes are not perfect, and the quality of our new one is not on par with our previous one, but it is still far above the other offerings we looked at, and we looked at a lot.


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LadyRVer wrote:

I had a nice 31' fifth-wheel, gross weight was around 6600# and my 2500 Dodge Ram Hemi 5.7 pulled it great. Would not have want to have gone heavier tho, with the 2500.


6600# GVWR 31 ' fifth wheel , that would put it somewhere around 4500-5000# dry weight . Could you share with us ,and the OP a 31' fifth wheel that light .

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