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Posted: 03/12/19 05:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Durango makes 5'ers with GVWR from 9000 - 10,500 pounds. with that said it really depends on what your 1/2 ton is rated for. For example Fords F150 range anywhere from 6000-12,500 depending on which tow package you buy.


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I've seen substantial size 5th wheels towed by half tons. They were clearly way beyond their payload rating, but they hid that fact with air bags to keep the truck level. If I see such a rig on the highway, I try to avoid being anywhere near them!

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Lots of 5th wheels that can be towed by 1/2 ton trucks if the 5th wheel is empty.

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Posted: 03/12/19 08:09pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Is there really a 1/2 ton towable fifth wheel?

yep.... their out here here one clicky...however 1/2 ton trucks have had gvwr's up to 8600 lbs and 6k RAWR for carrying 3k payloads in the bed.
Some replies indicate they need to educate themselves better on the different sizes of 1/2 ton trucks and their mechanical abilities.

Now if your looking for a 5th wheel trailer for your 2500 GM truck in sig then your looking at 5ers up to around 12k gross.


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azdryheat wrote:

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


I think this is the one you are talking about. I think it could be towed by many properly equipped 1/2 tons.

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cougar made one. that was about 5 or 6 years ago. don't know if they still do

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crcr wrote:

I've seen substantial size 5th wheels towed by half tons. They were clearly way beyond their payload rating, but they hid that fact with air bags to keep the truck level. If I see such a rig on the highway, I try to avoid being anywhere near them!


Not all long 5er are heavy.


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crcr wrote:

I've seen substantial size 5th wheels towed by half tons. They were clearly way beyond their payload rating, but they hid that fact with air bags to keep the truck level. If I see such a rig on the highway, I try to avoid being anywhere near them!


Not all long 5er are heavy.


It's the pin weight that is the problem.

I suspect there's a 24 foot 5er out there that might be somewhat safe with a 1/2 ton, but personally, I do not tow anything of substantial weight or regularly with any semi floating (rear) axle.

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