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Old 11-11-2018, 03:53 PM   #1
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Towing a Fifth Wheel with 3/4 ton Gasser

I was wondering if any Chevy people out there tow a 5th wheel with a 3/4 ton 6.0L. I have a TT now and want to upgrade and although I was hoping to get a diesel there is no way I can upgrade the truck now, the diesel is just not in the budget.

Please don't let this become a gas vs diesel debate. I am just looking for to see if anyone is doing it (what are you pulling) and how the truck does? It pulls my Eagle 314BHDS well but it does scream at times

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Old 11-11-2018, 05:18 PM   #2
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I do. Which 5th wheel are you looking at.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:41 PM   #3
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I towed my 5er with a Chevy 2500 6.0 with no problem only got the diesel for fuel milage and I wanted it.
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Old 11-11-2018, 05:44 PM   #4
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The following JOF link has a few 3/4 ton gassers pulling FW's......, specifically the thread identifies "actual scaled weights" of loaded FW's (and TT's). The scaled FW weights may be helpful in your do-diligence.

FW & TT Scaled Loaded Weights: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f...t-57188-5.html

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I do. Which 5th wheel are you looking at.
It looks like I would have to stay in the HT range as far as weight. We liked the 30.5MBOK.
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I towed my 5er with a Chevy 2500 6.0 with no problem only got the diesel for fuel milage and I wanted it.
What 5er do you have?
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I had a 2015 Chevy 2500HD with the 6.0L when I bought my 5th wheel. I had plenty of engine. Where I had issues was with payload. By the time I added the Pin Weight, My weight, My wife's weight and additional cargo weight of stuff in the truck, I was at max payload. I ended up trading for a Ram one ton with a lot more payload and the 6.4L Hemi. Just keep things under max payload and you'll be fine.
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My 2017 F-250 STX gasser has a payload capacity of 3500lbs. The limiting factor for this truck is it's only rated to tow 12,500lbs max so many of the fifth wheels we were looking at are out of our range. Any of the HT models would work for us but we want a bedroom slide.
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Old 11-11-2018, 08:43 PM   #9
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Just an opinion but I’d expect if you are within weight ratings you can make it work. The gasser May have to work harder and you may need to go easier on hills. A visit to a CAT Scale would let you estimate what weight 5th would be tolerable.
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I do. Originally towed 34ft Puma TT, now tow 2018 Eagle HT 27.5 RKDS FW. Had an 07 2500 HD now have a 2018 2500HD High Country both trucks towed with no problems.
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