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Old 09-22-2018, 08:00 AM   #1
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Please recommend an RLS model

I've had travel trailers all my life, but finally looking for a used 5th wheel.

As lightweight as possible
RLS - rear living with slide
NO bunkhouse
Around 26 ft.
USED not new.

Any idea on which model you like?

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Old 09-22-2018, 08:17 AM   #2
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I know theres some short 5th wheels but we didnt find many/any under 28'. We started with a 28' Rockwood because it was the lightest pin weight we would find at around 1100#. However with that being said it towed poorly on our F150 eco. Also any pin weight you get from the manufacturer I would view as the best case scenario empty. Most are over the advertised weights, some by quite a bit.


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Old 09-22-2018, 08:24 AM   #3
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Forgot to say... I will be using a 3/4 ton diesel, but I don't want to tow a 10,000# trailer either.
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Old 09-23-2018, 06:49 AM   #4
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O have 2016 26.5 RLS 8800 Lbs. loaded full of water we love it.Have been over 10000 miles towing with 07 chev y 1500 with 5000 lb. air bags.
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Old 09-23-2018, 04:56 PM   #5
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You don’t say how old you want to go, but a early 2000s Sunnybrook 27 is a great rig. It uses a full aluminum superstructure, not laminated walls.

We had a Sunnybrook 27RKFS as our “starter” 5th wheel (we had bumper pull units for about 30 years) in 2017 - 2018. We did that so we could determine what we did and did not want in our “retirement” 5er. Empty weight is in the upper 7000 pound range with GVW in the 9000 pound range. Super-slide (dining table and sofa) in the living area.
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