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08 250 SB 7 in lift Looking for trailer, help wanted.

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Hello Everybody,

I'm hoping to get some guidance. I have an 08 250 with 7 inch lift and 37's. Recently I have decided I would like to buy a trailer and do some living around the country since I've moved fully remote in my job. At first I was looking for regular hitch trailers but while looking I've ran into multiple people saying how much better it is to pull a 5th wheel trailer. I am not very experienced towing other than when I need to haul a vehicle or just moving. The only reason I want 5th wheel would be for the easier towing and I was told those trailers are more likely to handle cold better (will probably end up up north at some point in the winter). Not looking for anything huge, smallest 5th wheel I can find basically. Was only looking at the 20 ft range for the regular hitch types.

I've been reading forum posts but am confused. Some people say they can tow with a setup similar to mine but I'm not sure how. I am willing to modify things, including dropping the truck down to a 4.5 inch lift since I can reuse some of the parts, but then I've heard of people modifying the trailer instead? I'm in the used market for trailers. What would be the best way of navigating this? Should I just go ahead and drop the truck first and then look? What is more cost effective? Dropping the truck or modifying the trailer? I see the benefit of dropping the truck anyways for gas mileage and power going over mountain passes, but that includes new tires too and it gets pricey fast. Or maybe you just have some resources or material to share so I can understand the dynamics. Thank you in advance and I hope everybody is having a great day.
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I'm sure you've gotten your answer as far as lowering your truck back down for towability. However, my wife and I fulltime in a 36' fifth wheel. I've never pulled a travel trailer so I can't speak to it but the fifth wheel does pull very nicely with my 04 350 Dually. I would caution you though to do a serious amount of research about which rv brands your interested in. We went with Keystone and after a year are already looking to trade in for something a little better built. Also if your interested in the Andersen Ultimate Hitch for a fifth wheel, I have one for sale. Granted its designed only for a recessed ball. Let me know if your interested. Look into Grand Design they seem to be made pretty good for full timers. Good Luck
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I have a Keystone Montana now. She is a oldie 03 but she still tows great. I have been looking at Grand Design. Quality rig right there. I however don't like the Anderson because it's lightweight. Thats why I went with the B&W . I have had zero issues with it. I have hooked up about 200 time anbd locked every time. Don't need to do a test jerk. The handle locks the jaws closed. No spring loaded pin to look and see if it's locked. I have about 30,000 miles on my trailer so far. Headed to Texas next month. It's been too long since we had her out.
I get that but I watched a bunch of videos online before buying the andersen and it showed a down pressure test that showed it could stand something like 50k lbs of force or something like that (can't remember the numbers exactly). The only reason I switched to the demco recon goose hitch is cause Keystone said they wouldnt cover our warranty if we kept using the andersen. After all our problem with Keystone I just assume they had beef with andersen for whatever reason and not a legitimate concern with safety or anything. We'll be in Texas soon as well. Moving for work, cant wait to get out of Missouri... too damn cold for us.
Too light? Is that a thing? I was kinda looking at lighter rather than heavier.

Everybody going to Texas haha. My plan was to go ahead and put in electric/septic on a plot I have down there near my parents in east texas to have a place to run back to in the winter and then during the spring/summer head up north and travel/look for plots of land to buy.
Yeah it being light was pretty nice. Only weighs like 35lbs. Super easy to take off and use my flatbed still but she had to go unfortunately.
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