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Old 11-08-2018, 04:20 PM   #41
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GCW Rating is 17,100#'s.
I have the Payload Package which is 1 step down from the Heavy Duty Package.
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Old 11-08-2018, 05:14 PM   #42
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But who in their right mind would even consider hooking a 1/2 ton to a 10-12k++...40'er 5th wheel no less?
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We saw it a few years ago while camping at the Jellystone campground in Missoula, MT. It may have been closer to the 10,000 lbs instead of 12 since it looked to be about 38’ long, Cedar Creek if I remember correctly. But, MN plates on it and an F-150 with a fifth wheel hitch in it parked in front of it. I still kind of wish I could have seen them go over Homestake pass by Butte -but from a loonnnggg ways behind...

Side note, but if anyone ever stays in Missoula, I would recommend Jim & Mary’s RV Park over Jellystone.
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Old 11-08-2018, 06:03 PM   #43
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GCW Rating is 17,100#'s.
I have the Payload Package which is 1 step down from the Heavy Duty Package.
Oh wow! Nice.👍🏽
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:12 PM   #44
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I think their are morons towing on both sides of the Ford, Chevy, Ram truck debate.
I love my 14` 3.5TT Boost and tow a 9k dry 38' Outback....no problem.
But who in their right mind would even consider hooking a 1/2 ton to a 10-12k++...40'er 5th wheel no less?

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With your 38' Outback you have never towed it at that "9k dry weight"!!! Most "dry weights" posted on brochures or labeled on your rv are on the VERY conservative side so odds are very good your rv NEVER weighed only 9k, dry or otherwise, but much more.
The ONLY time it MIGHT have weighed that was the day it rolled off the assembly line. It has weighed somewhere in the 1200 to 2000 lbs neighborhood more than that "dry weight" the first time you loaded it to travel, putting you on the north side of 10k lbs easily, which also puts you in that same category you just mentioned.
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Old 11-08-2018, 09:28 PM   #45
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My Rig

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Old 11-09-2018, 05:02 AM   #46
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A buddy sent me this picture. Not sure if he took it or what. Just thought I should share it for some entertainment.
Well did some research on the Keystone web site, looks to be a Cougar 344MKS, as it is the only model with that window between the slides.

Key specifications - 344MKS FIFTH WHEEL

Shipping Weight 10,686#
Carrying Capacity 1,874#
Hitch 2,165#
Length 38' 1"
GVWR Calculated 12,560#

Now a 38' 5er with only 1,874# payload would easily exceed that number.

https://www.keystonerv.com/fifth-whe...s-fifth-wheel/
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Old 11-09-2018, 05:59 AM   #47
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:15 AM   #48
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Surely to God, NO ONE could be that stupid..............could they?
Actually they can. Remember, you can't fix stupid.....
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Old 11-09-2018, 06:54 AM   #49
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Nope! Just my opinion from experience.
Yes! That's a nice looking setup, but if it's suppose to prove you're within weight limits, show us some pictures of your scale slips.
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Old 11-09-2018, 09:29 AM   #50
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Air bags?
Air bags do not increase payload capacity. No mfg. of such aftermarket equipment will stand by any increase payload. Get real.
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