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Hornnumb2

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Posted: 03/12/19 03:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Just got rid of my bumper pull and would like to do fifth wheel but the weights look over what I would expect.

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Posted: 03/12/19 03:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I guess it depends on your 1\2 ton.
I sure have seen many 5th wheels were being towed by 1/2 toners.

Grand Design is one example that touts their 1/2 tow-able line.

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Winnebago says a couple of their 5ers are.


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Every half ton will tow a 5th wheel. You might be doing a wheelie but the truck will tow it. Only some will be within specs for payload and most wouldn't be. Manufacturers like to play on words. "Ultra-light" means it's 50 pounds lighter than the standard "Light" model. Manufacturers and dealers don't want to tell you that. Many don't have a clue either. I went to an RV show recently where the owner of a dealership argued with me about payload. He kept telling me that payload was the "Stuff" you put in the bed of the truck and nothing else. I said, "So the weight of all passengers and coolers and anything else inside the truck and the tongue weight of the camper don't matter?" He said. "I just told you that payload is the stuff in the bed of your truck". What a MORON!

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To be brief--NO!


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Winnebago makes a 7,700 GVWR Micro Minnie 5th wheel.


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In general, most will weigh in the 7000's on their lightest 5ers, and thats an empty weight, Loaded they are around 10,000.
If you really want smaller you could go Scamp mini fiver.
3500 lb 19' model.

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Posted: 03/12/19 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Only the Scamp could be pulled by virtually any half ton truck.
Some trucks will carry and pull larger but you need to know your truck capabilities first.


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Posted: 03/12/19 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hornnumb2 wrote:

Just got rid of my bumper pull and would like to do fifth wheel but the weights look over what I would expect.
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Well Hornnumb2's profile shows a GMC 2500 4X4. Doesn't state if 6.0 gas or 6.6 Dmax.
Likely could tow a 27' to 29' 1/2 ton 5er within payload. Something in the range of 10,000# to 12,000# GVWR, the lower number would be safer.


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