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Old 09-08-2015, 01:36 PM   #1
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HT 5th wheel tow w3/4 truck?

Ive heard that you cannot tow a 5th wheel HT trailer with a 3/4 ton pick up!! is this a true statement? And if yes, why?
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Don't know if it is true or not, but I have seen it done many, many times.

I would say it is hearsay. HT's are just lighter weight, and with a lower profile so a 1/2 ton truck can tow it, not necessary should tow it.
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Pin may ride too high if hooked to a 3/4 and it may not be able to be lowered enough. That could throw too much weight on the rear axle.That would be the only reason I can see.
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Ive heard that you cannot tow a 5th wheel HT trailer with a 3/4 ton pick up!! is this a true statement? And if yes, why?
Blanket statement that needs to be addressed with specific model camper and truck.

For the most part I see no reason why a 3/4 ton truck couldn't be used with any HT 5th wheel out there.
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Pin may ride too high if hooked to a 3/4 and it may not be able to be lowered enough. That could throw too much weight on the rear axle.That would be the only reason I can see.
My F250 bed sits lower in the bed than the new F150 I have.
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My F250 bed sits lower in the bed than the new F150 I have.
True, but many 250/2500s sit even higher than the newer 150/1500s. That was just my wag as to why someone would even make that comment, but I have seen a lot more chatter about axle flips lately.
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I was just thinking about the Transporters. I believe all the guys who tow 5th wheels are using 1 ton trucks. I would think if there is a truck limitation, it would limit who can transport the HT's, and no one would be getting them.
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I was just thinking about the Transporters. I believe all the guys who tow 5th wheels are using 1 ton trucks.
Not really. Lots of 250/2500 SRW also towing units. There was such a need for drivers that they are matching units to available trucks. Indiana even dropped the need for a CDLs to transport units.
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I'm going to just go out on a limb here and say that you can tow a HT 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton truck, if you can't, it's the exception, not the rule. I just see no cases where you can't.
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I tow my HT with my 1 ton. Whoever told you that doesn't know what they are talking about. Maybe certain brand trucks sit higher but my 2013 F350 tows it beautifully.

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