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Old 06-02-2019, 02:01 PM   #21
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I'm pulling similar weight with my 3500. Your door sticker will give your exact specs but, on the surface, it looks doable.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:07 PM   #22
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Yea, the long bed makes a lot of sense....was just wondering if you could in fact pull the 5'ver with a short bed (6.5') Is anyone out there pulling a 35 footer with a short bed? thanks
I'm pulling a 37" with a short bed, my hitch is a B&W Companion slider with the gooseneck in my bed, so yeah it can be done, and I don't have any problems. In this pics i have a 37" 5th wheel and as you can see on where it sitting in the bed.
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Old 06-02-2019, 02:24 PM   #23
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Making turn, I will take some pics of my hitch and post it.
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Old 06-02-2019, 03:31 PM   #24
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Okay here is my hitch in my SB so now you seen where the 5th wheel sit in th truck and you have seen the hitch itself so it can be done, but now if you just want a LB just use this as food for thought.
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Old 06-02-2019, 04:31 PM   #25
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Thanks for all that Sparatacus! Really appreciate all the good info....just what I wanted to see.....thanks again............................................. ..Diesel
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Old 06-02-2019, 06:03 PM   #26
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I am out camping now but when I get back to put it in storage I will take some more pics backing it up in my spot. You are welcome sir.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:13 PM   #27
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I've pulled 43' and now 41' with a Ford sb. Ford is 6'9 not 6'6 and have a B&W slider. Onlyneeded it 3 times in 4 years and glad it was there.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:18 PM   #28
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Fully loaded, our 5th wheel comes in at a little under 14k lbs and we have no problem pulling it through the mountains with our 1 ton SRW diesel Ram.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:31 PM   #29
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We are looking at the Montana HC 321MK, 11,075lbs. I'm brand new so take it easy on me, I'm old and can go at any minute........


Just wondering about the truck hauling this 5th wheel, thanks in advance for your comments/suggestions and advice....


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I've used a 3500 SRW short-bed Ram since 2013. I bought it to pull my then new 3400RL. Never once an issue. Love the truck. I married them together using the Andersen Ultimate hitch. I averaged about 12,000 lbs. when pulling.
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Old 06-05-2019, 02:31 PM   #30
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I pulled mine with both a short bed 2500 Ram and now have a Ford 350 SRW with the 6.75 bed. Using a Demco autoslide hitch still as well and it works great. Started with a manual slide and every time I would slide it, my wife and dog would freak out from the slam as it hit each end. Plus, it was a pain to slide and caused me stress. Auto slide is the way to go with a shorter bed so you never have to think about it!!
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:01 PM   #31
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I have the same set up and it works great.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:09 PM   #32
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Thanks for that...so, to be clear, you can pull with a 6.5' bed but as I understand, you cannot turn too sharply. I'll have to check out more stuff on you tube. .............................thanks everyone for your comments.......................................... ...............Diesel
I have pictures I can send of how tight of a turn I could make with my short-bed, my Montana, and the Andersen hitch. Maybe not 90, but probably 85 degrees. Don't get hung up on how tight of a jack turn you can make. I have NEVER in 6 years of pulling had to get that tight to where contact with my truck became worrisome. If you get into those kinds of turns, you need to reassess your parking approach methods or the places you are parking . Besides that, those kinds of turns are really hard on trailer suspensions and tire sidewalls. You are literally dragging tires sideways doing that nonsense.
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Old 06-05-2019, 03:27 PM   #33
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I have pictures I can send of how tight of a turn I could make with my short-bed, my Montana, and the Andersen hitch. Maybe not 90, but probably 85 degrees. Don't get hung up on how tight of a jack turn you can make. I have NEVER in 6 years of pulling had to get that tight to where contact with my truck became worrisome. If you get into those kinds of turns, you need to reassess your parking approach methods or the places you are parking . Besides that, those kinds of turns are really hard on trailer suspensions and tire sidewalls. You are literally dragging tires sideways doing that nonsense.
I totally agree on that , i have a 6.5 foot bed with no troubles with turning my 2018 310RE or my older square nosed camper i had. But avoid those really sharp turns its hard on the suspension, axles,tires etc.
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Old 06-05-2019, 05:39 PM   #34
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Most SRW 1t pickups should be able to handle that weight, and more. But follow other posters' advice, run all the numbers to make sure.
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Old 06-05-2019, 08:30 PM   #35
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We pull a 38' with a SRW f-350. I use a B&W Patriot 18k slider. Works great.
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