RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Truck Question - duallie or single?

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

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

 > Truck Question - duallie or single?

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 9  
Next
Sponsored By:
irollman

Carlsbad, NM

New Member

Joined: 12/27/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 01:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm considering purchasing a 5th wheel to replace my Class A. It would be a full-timer rig, so it won't be hauled a lot. But I'd end up using the truck as a daily driver, or mostly so. Looking to get a 1-ton, as I'm looking for a more comfy 5er, which means bigger.

So, would a rear end with single wheels do OK, or is that a real no no, and should I go duallie?

Mfan

Otsego,Mi

Senior Member

Joined: 01/04/2008

View Profile


Online
Posted: 10/07/18 01:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Go dually. I've had both. Bigger the trailer, the bigger the truck

2oldman

Salton Sea

Senior Member

Joined: 04/15/2001

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 01:24pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Advantage/disadvantage dually
dually or no 2011
More dually w/5er 2011
Dually vs single 2014 in fivers

BB_TX

McKinney, Texas

Senior Member

Joined: 04/04/2005

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 01:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It all depends on the total weight and loaded pin weight of the 5er and the tow rating and payload rating of the truck. Payload ratings of pickups have increased a lot over the years. And an SRW can adequately and safely tow a large 5er. But at some point the pin weight will dictate a DRW. Do your homework and check trailer and truck numbers carefully. An SRW tows a 5er very well and stable if the numbers are right. But a DRW is needed if the weight gets too heavy.

Lwiddis

Los Angeles :(

Senior Member

Joined: 08/12/2016

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 02:34pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Buy or select the TT or 5er first then match a TV to it. May be SRW and may not.


2015 Winnebago 2101DS TT & Tahoe LTZ, 300 watts WindyNation solar-parallel & MPPT, Trojan T-125s. TALL flagpole for US flag. Prefer USFS, COE, BLM, NPS, TVA, USF&WS, state & county camps. Bicyclist! 14 year Army vet - 11B40 then 11A - old MOS 1542 & 1560.


irollman

Carlsbad, NM

New Member

Joined: 12/27/2007

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 03:41pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2oldman, thanks, those were interesting reads. As one of the posts said, it's all about math. I'm an engineer, so that should make the decision making process easier for me.

Thanks!

sgfrye

north carolina

Senior Member

Joined: 06/27/2017

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 06:36pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dually
And you won't have to second guess if you find a 15k fiver that you love.

Cummins12V98

on the road

Senior Member

Joined: 06/03/2012

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 06:51pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

When things go to **** a Dually will be the one you want.

* This post was edited 10/08/18 08:24am by an administrator/moderator *


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

larry barnhart

wenatchee. wa usa

Senior Member

Joined: 03/30/2001

View Profile





Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 06:57pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Cummins12V98 wrote:

When things go to **** a Dually will be the one you want.



same thinking for me

chevman

* This post was edited 10/08/18 08:24am by an administrator/moderator *


chevman
2001 35 ft avalon alpenlite RK
2005 3500 2wd duramax CC dually
prodigy
easyrider/reese airhitch
trailair center point suspension
JT Strong Arm Stabilizers
KSH 55 inbed fuel tank

scanguage II
TD-EOC
Induction Overhaul Kit
TST tire monitors
FMCA # F479110


C Schomer

Pueblo West, Co.

Senior Member

Joined: 12/26/2000

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 10/07/18 08:08pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If in doubt... get a dually!

This Topic Is Closed  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 9  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Truck Question - duallie or single?
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:

© 2018 CWI, Inc. © 2018 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS