Big Truck Big Rv has an awesome YouTube channel with tons of fiver reviews.
He covers frames, axles, floor plans, etc.
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2012 CCSB Saddle Brown Pearl... DRD tuned
We are in the same boat which has lead us to upgrading trucks. Our current camper is only 20'2" total length. It's a mini toy hauler and at the time of the purchase it fit our needs. Hauled our quad and gave us a place to sleep.. Now that our 5 year old is being, well, a 5 year old, and our special needs 3 year old is being, well, a 3 year old, we are running out of room quickly! Add in a 1 year old German Shepherd and we are busting as the seams LOL.
My parents have their retirement rig, a grand design, and man is it nice! They have had issues with it at first, but that was also due to their RV dealer who has a pretty bad reputation of after sales interactions. My wife and I are not at that point in our life to get something like that, and we still want to play with the toys. We are looking at a 1/2 ton towable 5th wheel toy hauler made by Forest River. If it was up to her, we would be looking at the 43' long, tri-axled, 15' garage palace on wheels. Thankfully one of us is more on earth than the other LOL.
Grand Design makes amazing quality rigs and i think once you get into higher end Forest River products you start seeing the quality pop out as well. You guys are doing your weight research (proud of you!) and taking your time. Like others have stated, RV salesmen are notorious for selling you something your rig shouldn't be towing EVER, just to earn a buck. Had one tell me my F150 with a payload rating of 1200lbs could tow the 5th wheel we want.. it's pin weight is 1600 dry.. I walked to my truck and left instantly, much to the confusion of my wife LOL
I’m looking a 5th wheels also.
I like the Cougar 368MBI, but thought it maybe to much wt.
Now looking at the Forest River Flagstaff Superlite 529 MBS.
My 14 2500 Longhorn has the factory air bags.
I currently have. 31’ Holiday Rambler TT older model but want to go with a 5th wheel nicer model.
Tomoad: Keep us up to date with what you decide to bring home.
Pics would be awesome!
2017 2500 Bighorn CC/SB -4WD-Anti-Slip w/3:42Oil: -TRIAX- Supreme ESP 5W-40 / 15W-40 w/LF16035
68RFE & BW44-46 & P-Steering: -Red Line- C+ ATF
Frontend & Rearend: -TRIAX- 75W-90/140
Fuel Additive: -HSS- EDT & Diesel Extreme
Anyone using the Andersen hitch.
Pro’s vs con’s.
Just curious if a regular 5 th hitch would help limit the twisting or leaning of trailer on let’s say an uneven road while turning. Or in one’s driveway. where trailer may come close to bedrails.(Example. My driveway is up hill then have to take an immediate right. Knowing truck will be up the hill & trailer downhill & at an angle and leaning while turning.).
2014 Ram 2500 Crew Cab, MM3 with DRD Tune, Pusher Intake and coolant bypass, Method Race rims, Luverne Grip Steps, Kussmaul Auto Eject, Firestone Ride Rite Air Bags, Uniden Bearcat 980SS
I live in the mountains of WNC. Our roads are a joke. But it is what it is. I figure there was gonna be some close calls. But was thinking a reg 5th wheel hitch would limit a trailer leaning/ twisting more than a Andersen hitch. It may not. Idk. Thanks for replying bubble.
I also got to looking a grand design 311bhs. I think that’s the model. It looked nice. I like that the floor doesn’t have a vent in it. They seem to be made very good.
2016 Ram Laramie 3500 (DRD), G56, 6.7, Rough Country Leveling, HID headlights, Morimoto LED fogs plus a whole lot more!
2016 Ram 3500 4x4 Laramie Crew Cab
Cummins (DRD), G56, Rough Country level, Morimoto LED fog lights ,35W HID headlights, Lund Attitude Steps w/Line-X, DRL's Activated, 35x11.50R18 Falken Wildpeak, Fuel Vapor Wheels Matte Black w/Dark Tint, A.R.E. Truck cap
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2019 Dodge Charger 392 Scatpack Plus
Past- 2014 Ram 1500 4x4 Lone-Star Eco Diesel