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Looking at buying a 5th wheel. The dry weight is 8300 I know my truck will pull it fine just worried about the pin weight. The brocure says a pin weight of 1530 will my truck be able to handle that weight? I have a 2005 f250 6.0 3.73 gears and has the slide in camper pkg on it.

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It would be better to look at the GVW for the trailer than the dry weight. The reason is, unless you're towing it home from the dealer, you won't be towing dry. You'll have food, clothing, dishes, towels, bedding, TV(s), etc. Some say people add about 1500-2000 pounds of 'stuff'. Having said that. If you divide the pin weight by the dry weight, you get about 18%. If the trailer was loaded evenly and the pin weight stayed at 18%, what would the pin weight be? (Norm for a 5er is 15-25% of trailer weight).

Now, if you have a camper package, do you have airbags to help hold that up? If so, it will help hold up the truck. But, you could still be over the rating for the truck.

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Look in the area of Pages 16-21 particularly, the F250/F350 pickups under the 5th Wheel towing section.


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gvw is 12195. No airbags but can add just don't want to kill the truck.
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@ 18% pin weight would be just under 2200.


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can I handle that? New to the fifth wheel have had bumper pulls for the last 10 years.
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Did you have a slide-in camper or just the package?

If the camper, how much did it weigh?


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Have you read through the towing guide? (Link in one of my posts above)


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I have the same truck and similar weight fift wheel. You will squat the back down and pull the front up a bit. Truck will be fine but air bags will make it much better. Make sure you have gauges.

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