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20% of your fifth Wheel's weight will go into the bed of your truck.
If your fifth gvwr is say 12K you can expect to drop 2400lbs into the bed of your vehicle. You should weigh your truck with a full tank of fuel, you, your better half, kids, etc. Everything your going to carry in your tow vehicle. this would include the kingpin (fifth wheel hitch) Subtract that wt from your tow vehicles gvwr. What is left is what you can carry safely.
I am speaking primarily (sp)? of your weight carrying capacity. the other item you should know is your GCWR..(Gross combined weight rating). '
that is your total truck wt & your fifth wheel wt.
I am just a tad under 20K. I'm towing my fifth with a dually.
02 F350 SD/SC 4X4 7.3PSD DWR 4:10 LS.
2005 Montana 2955RL 5th Whl.