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Old 02-23-2018, 09:29 AM   #21
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Originally Posted by dieselguy View Post
Once again people that full or long time here on the MOC start out with the absolute maximum weight your trailer could weigh. If you will full time perhaps ... if you just pull it for recreation ... you'll find you'll not come close to the supposed 17K. Weigh it loaded as you would normally travel, then start beating the tambourine if needed.
Then again some of us in the recreational group put more miles on our rigs than some full timers. And some of us have to load water because the campground doesn’t have water or they are boondockers. Then there are those of us with lots of toys. I will sometimes have my jet ski with me. You have to plan for the heaviest weight you might carry on any given trip not the average weight right?
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:01 AM   #22
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Number one thing to remember is MOST salesmen want to make a sale and DON'T know what they are selling having never owned a RV. Do your research and if possible buy your RV first and then size your truck next. I didn't do that on my first truck going from a Nissan pickup and the salesman telling me I could tow anything with my new 2001 F-250 diesel SRW. My first RV was a 2880 Montana and I was over 1000# over my GVW of my truck and needed air bags to get bumper off ground. My second RV was a 2010 3000RK pulled by a 2007 3500 SRW and I am still about 400# over my GVW loaded lightly.I went with the 3500 instead of 2500 thinking the extra 700# would be enough. NOT.Do your research and weigh your equipment. A lot of these new Montanas are getting bigger and heavier and need a dually.
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Old 02-23-2018, 10:56 AM   #23
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Do like that one guy did - put a bumper hitch on the back of the 5er and tow in reverse - kidding
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Old 03-05-2018, 09:17 PM   #24
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That 5ver is the front kitchen.. 3/4 is not enough truck. 350 or 3500 saw is not enough. Duality, or fl 60 or similar. We had a 3500 saw. Over by a few hundred pounds. Srw 13200 gvwr... went to a 3500 dually, 4:10, Aisn.. now, we can tow just about any Rv....up to 31000 lbs..
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Old 03-11-2018, 06:27 PM   #25
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Here is an issue I just cant seem to figure out. I just purchased a new Montana 5th wheel, 3820FK. Now, talking to the Dealer, my truck will tow this. I have a 2012 Ford F-250 Super Duty 6.7L Diesel. The side panel info is:
GVWR 10,000 lbs.
Front GAWR 5,200 lbs.
Rear GAWR 6,100 lbs.

Montana 5th Wheel 3820 FK:
Weight of cargo not to exceed 3,550 lbs.
UVW 13,200 lbs.

Fifth wheel hitch 16K

I would appreciate all the help I can get. Will this combination work safely?

r/Dan and Audrey
Quick answer is NO. You will be over gross on the rear axle and truck gross. You need more truck. Will it tow it, yes, safely, NO, legally NO.
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Old 04-06-2018, 08:48 PM   #26
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Ram 3500 dually gvwr is 14000 lbs.. the srw is 12300...
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Old 04-07-2018, 06:19 AM   #27
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Nothing to say hare. Carry on
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