THIS IS WHAT GETS ME NERVOUS ABOUT GETTING A 5TH WHEEL AND MAYBE BEING OVER THE WEIGHT PAYLOAD

Iron Man

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I’ve been asking questions and doing my DD and came across this. I was what I needed to see. Something to keep in mind.
 
I’ve been asking questions and doing my DD and came across this. I was what I needed to see. Something to keep in mind.
Dumbest ever. Should never have been driving in that. You’re pulling your house. Just pull over, chill and wait it out. I feel horrible for the kid having to see that. Easily avoided. Ironman, gotta be ready for everything and take your time. Before every trip I take I actually watch these crash videos to remind me what can happen if I try and make good time. Ain’t worth it.
 
Yeah. I’m still up in the air with the 320G 5th wheel. Just don’t know. Last night I was convinced to go that route. Ughhh
 
Yeah. I’m still up in the air with the 320G 5th wheel. Just don’t know. Last night I was convinced to go that route. Ughhh
Just gotta go to a dealer and pull the trigger. Plan on wanting something else and use this one for a learning experience. At least see if you guys like camping.
my wife had never been camping in her life. And you’d never picture her as the type. We pulled the trigger and she loves it! Aside from the fight we have every time we dock up. ?
 
This could happen with any trailer (or even without a trailer) in those conditions. This is just an example of why it's important to check road conditions and always play it safe, whether that means you stay somewhere longer than you thought or you just drive extra slow. Having owned a 5th wheel and a travel trailer, I can tell you that towing the 5th wheel is a significantly more enjoyable experience. Yes, it's bigger and heavier (which is good for quality of life when it is parked), but it's also way more maneuverable due to the nature of the hitch. Videos like this are an important reminder that you have to be more careful when towing, but it's very doable. Don't let someone else's mistakes prevent you from enjoying yourself. You should definitely get something that is within the stated payload of your truck, however. If the people in the video are over their limits, their insurance will likely leave them high and dry.
 
Aside from the initial purchase, it’s really not that expensive to maintain and go camping. Few hundred for insurance on the unit, few hundred for maintenance annually. You have a Diesel, so that’s nice ???. Campsites are typically very inexpensive. Everything else your typical day to day.
 
You're doing everything you need to to make a good decision and prepare yourself. Good decisions will prevent most of these kind of mishaps from occurring.

Regarding choice of RV, everything is a trade off. Smaller and lighter is easier but a bit more limiting as far as space and load limitations. Larger feels more like home when you get settled in but the traveling is a bit more grueling. Smaller = more adaptable with more choices of destinations. Bigger means more comfort, more cargo but fewer choices of destinations. Lower overall costs compared to higher overall costs. Just keep sorting out your priorities and you will get to a happy medium. ?
 
If that bozo had driven 45 he probably woulda been fine.

I've had my TT for a year. Insurance was a pleasant surprise.
As for your weights:
Rule 1. Be conservative and don't pay attention to BS-research!
Rule 2. Chill out and slow down! You're on vacay!
Rule 3. Get those morons outta my way!
 
Dumbest ever. Should never have been driving in that. You’re pulling your house. Just pull over, chill and wait it out. I feel horrible for the kid having to see that. Easily avoided. Ironman, gotta be ready for everything and take your time. Before every trip I take I actually watch these crash videos to remind me what can happen if I try and make good time. Ain’t worth it.
Really…ur towing a house on wheels. Where the fuck do you need to be that’s so important it’s worth risking ur life. U can’t fix stupid!
 
Aside from the initial purchase, it’s really not that expensive to maintain and go camping. Few hundred for insurance on the unit, few hundred for maintenance annually. You have a Diesel, so that’s nice ???. Campsites are typically very inexpensive. Everything else your typical day to day.
I did the math thus far and it costs me approximately $2500 per night to sleep in it. Haha
 
I know the PSD Tremor can pull heavy 5th wheels, but should it? If you are anywhere near 100% of the trailer and hitch capacities, move up to a bigger truck or down to a lighter camper. You willl never be comfortable with a monster 5er in your mirror. Step up to a heavier duallie with plenty of additional capacity to make sure you and the family and everyone around you are safe.

I chose the Tremor to pull a 27’ SeaRay that weighs about 9000 lbs on the trailer. I owned a Gen 1 Raptor (8,000 lbs max trailer weight) and rented a 5.0 F-150 to pull the boat home over 400 miles. It made the trip and even though I was never in an emergency stopping situation, I was never at ease with the boat on the hitch. This experience led me to order the F-250 so I wouldn’t have that worry.
 
I’ve been asking questions and doing my DD and came across this. I was what I needed to see. Something to keep in mind.
I WATCHED A VIDEO OF SOMEONE WHO DIED WHILE WALKING DOWN A SIDEWALK. I'VE DONE MY DUE DILIGENCE AND DECIDED TO STAY IN MY HOUSE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.
 
"I did the math thus far and it costs me approximately $2500 per night to sleep in it. Haha"

Ha-Ha, indeed! We've used ours quite a bit so we're down to like
$800/nite! Best of all - NO BED BUGS!
 
My TT will be paid off next week, YAY. I have been looking at upgrading to a grand design 150 series 260rd 5th wheel which is supposed to be half ton towable. Being the hitch weight is only 1300 pounds it will pair up nicely with the Tremor. My current F150 only has 1,100 pound payload, can barely handle my 19 ft TT.
 
We have an 11,000+ fifth wheel which I tow with my 2020 F350 KR 6.7 Tremor. The pin weight that just about maxes out the Tremors payload. When I say maxes out I mean CAT scales with all our gear and people in the truck and measured correctly.

I added Tembrens so the truck has just the right amount squat and tows level. The Tremor does a good job, but I will say my previous truck- 2020 F350 KR 6.7 Fx4 with camper package did a much better job as far as being planted to the road. It also had 200lbs more pay load.

The added height, tires, softer front suspension and no rear sway bar definitely impact towing performance. That said it can still be done safely. If you stay in the guidelines. If I was going to tow my fifth wheel on a long trip I would add a rear sway bar.

I have a 22 F350 on order that do to all the build craziness hasn’t been slotted for production yet. So technically I can still modify the order. I change my mind everyday between Tremor and Fx4.

below is the Fx4 and camper at Daytona

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