Looking to move up to a 5Th wheel


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That is a loaded question. 5th wheels are different than trailers as they put more weight down over the back axle. Few half ton trucks are suitable for this even if the fifth wheel is rated to be a 1/2 ton towable. You REALY should consider a 3/4 to 1 ton truck for this. You will have more wind resistance and probably more weight than a tow behind. Look at the payload capacity of any truck before you buy. That will have to include the weight of ALL of the people , ALL of your gear in the truck PLUS the weight of the camper pushing down on the rear end. That's a LOT to ask of most half ton trucks. If you get a smaller fifth wheel and a truck with a payload over 1500 pounds and you don't load the truck up too heavy...