Originally Posted by mrsir55
Thanks for all the advice. I've learned a lot about gvwr's etc in the last week or so. biggest rv I've towed was as I posted before the cardinal, so this is new to me. I've done short trips with about 7000 lbs behind the truck before but never had a fifth wheel.
I know where you are coming from
. The biggest learning lesson for me with the fifth wheel was not the amount of weight that I had to tow but rather how much the truck itself could actually carry. Like the pin weight of the fiver (including all the stuff we put into the fiver), all the stuff I put in the truck bed, plus me, wife, kids (when we had kids) and all their stuff and finally the fiver hitch itself. Lots to think about. Most people don't think of these things before purchasing so its good you are getting serious about weights.
Good luck with your decision!