Good Sam Club Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Best truck for large 5th Wheel
Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Best truck for large 5th Wheel

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev
Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 11/08/21 10:32pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

No way a semi truck with a much bigger engine and drivetrain towing the same RV as a DRW pickup is going to get better mileage.

More money to maintain and most likely more to insure.

I remember around 2011 when DRW pickups came out that could handle the big RV’s people were selling their MD Freightliners as fast as they could and bought DRW pickups.

When my truck for example is SAE rated to tow 30k+ there is no reason for a MD truck.

Seat comfort? I have towed many 8-22 hour days and felt great.


2015 RAM LongHorn 3500 Dually CrewCab 4X4 CUMMINS/AISIN RearAir 385HP/865TQ 4:10's
37,800# GCVWR "Towing Beast"

"HeavyWeight" B&W RVK3600

2016 MobileSuites 39TKSB3 highly "Elited" In the stable

2007.5 Mobile Suites 36 SB3 29,000# Combined SOLD

StirCrazy

Kamloops, BC, Canada

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2003

View Profile



Posted: 11/09/21 08:09am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

No way a semi truck with a much bigger engine and drivetrain towing the same RV as a DRW pickup is going to get better mileage.


empty no, loaded up with 16-20K of weight, all day long. there not even working at that weight.

Cummins12V98 wrote:

More money to maintain and most likely more to insure.


don't know about the US but when I looked into it registering it as a rv and insuring was quite a bit cheeper then my F350. maintence would probably work out to less over the life. instead of changing oil every 5-8000 miles you changing it every 150000 miles, or more. so even if its 3 times the cost its way cheeper over the long run. as for other parts ya it will cost more but the adverage person who buys a class 8 and converts it will most likely never have to deal with much as they just won't put the miles on it that will wear them out.

Cummins12V98 wrote:

I remember around 2011 when DRW pickups came out that could handle the big RV’s people were selling their MD Freightliners as fast as they could and bought DRW pickups.


ya class & or MD truck suck, they were the worst of both worlds, they were bigger than a pick up, but pretty much had the same motor classes so they were heavy and under powered.

Cummins12V98 wrote:

Seat comfort? I have towed many 8-22 hour days and felt great.


good for you, I used to do that when I was young also. now with a bad back and knees from serving in the military for 20 years I find anything over 6 to 8 hours is enough (I can push it when I need to though) , but I can ride in my buddys class 8 for 12+ no issues. way better seats, I wish they would fit in my F350 haha

all this above is provided yyou can find the right truck. to register it as a rv it has to have so many features that are on a list at our local vehicle registration place. also you need to look for the right body/engine/trans/gearing combos to see the max fuel economy. some of the newer trucks are seeing 13mpg towing 80000 lbs trailers down the highway, I would love to see what they would get with only 16000 lbs and singled

Steve


2014 F350 6.7 Platinum
2016 Cougar 330RBK
1991 Slumberqueen WS100

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 4  
Prev

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Best truck for large 5th Wheel
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:




© 2022 CWI, Inc. © 2022 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved.