I have a couple questions and wondering if i should or what may work if i do purchase this 5er........Is this a good buy. I have been looking at a used 2000 New Vision 3453 Ultra 35ft 5er. It has (2) 12ft slides in rear, a bedroom slide up front,w/ new washer-drier combo. full size fridge,and an kitchen sink island...all for 12,500.00...I have a 2005 f250 crew cab w/6.0l powerstroke...so i think i have the truck for it..the other thing is, I have two children and only two beds. plan on using it but if the kids cant sleep seperatly what else could i do.......thaks.
A 3/4 ton truck will be way over it's rated carrying capacity pulling a 35' fiver with washer/dryer and 3 slides. Look for a bunkhouse model that is lighter weight if you want to keep the same truck and kids.
dieselhorse: a free range animal
"Mountain Cabin" 2001 Northwood Nash 245N
2007 Dodge 2500 quad short "Lone Star" 4x4 w/5.9 CTD, 48RE
Search for the actual towing capacity of that F250 and use that as a guide. Manufacturers have blown right past 3/4 ton, and 1 ton as actual capacities so you can't assume that's all they will handle these days.
The tongue weight will probably be what determines whether that truck will pull it or not rather than total weight, but you should check both.
Dieselhorse has it right - probably way too much weight for a 3/4 ton.
Add up all the weight you are putting in the truck and subtract that from your payload rating.(From the label near your drivers door)
Bet you don't have 3000# to spare! That's probably what you will need to CARRY the pin weight of that trailer.
PULLING up to 15K is not the issue, that is probably within your tow rating, but the second (and often ignored) part of the equation is the load ON the truck.
Pity, as it sounds like a good deal if it's in reasonable shape.
1999 Sunnybrook 27RKFS Fiver.
2005 GMC Sierra 2500HD CC/SB/DA 2WD, LLY with LBZ air cleaner, 52 gal Titan tank, Bilsteins, Line-X, Westin steps, Prodigy, Retrax cover, 16K Superglide, 5th-Airborne pin-box, Multi-vex mirrors, TST TPMS.
The trailer sounds like a pretty good deal. Not fantastic but still on the good side for that large of an RV
x2 on jdiffend. That big a trailer is likely to have over 3k lbs pin weight and weigh in around 15k lbs total with the way it is equiped and loaded for a week camping. Check your ratings but I image your f250 will over on RARW and GVW. I generally don't get to concern about GVW if axel ratings aren't exceeded but your going to awful close if not over on the back axel