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Big Red
04-04-2010, 06:13 AM
I am new to the forum, I enjoy reading the threads. We have been RVing for a few years and are looking forward to doing is a lot more as we get closer to retirement. Most trips are within a couple hundred miles from home, mwith one trip a year to NC about 1700 round trip.

We just purchased a Laredo 318RL, previously we had a 26 ft. Wilderness TT and decided it was time for more space. I tow with an 07 2500HD with a 6.6 D-Max. For the limited miles I have towed the Laredo it seems to tow fine. I would be greatful for any tips on towing a fifth wheel as this is my first experence.

Dave and Pat

04-04-2010, 06:59 AM
Welcome to the group, Dave and Pat. I think you have a very nice combination - the Laredo and the Duromax - and hope that both will give you many miles of trouble-free travels. Is there anything in particular that you would be looking for in regards to towing a 5th wheel?

04-04-2010, 10:21 AM
Welcome The only thing I can think of is backing to the left and backing to the right. It's a little different than a TT. And Happy Camping

Jim W
04-05-2010, 04:02 AM
Welcome to the forum.
As far as any tips on pulling and backing a 5er; I would practice backing up in a parking lot. I was instructed to always back from the driver side and to understand that the trailer will start to turn a little slower than a tag along and then it will speed up on you (makes sense to you). I also believe that the trailer will turn inside of you turning circle, so you will need to pull further in to the turn lane then a tag along before starting your turn. This has been my experience. They are taller then a tag along trailer so you need to beware of your height. Follow the truck routes when towing and what for bridge clearance signs as you tow.
I have also notice less trailer sway with the 5er then a tag along, but you still need to be aware of semi's on a windy day as you pass each other.
Good luck.

04-06-2010, 05:51 AM
Welcome to our fabulous forum and as you can see you already
getting substantial advice from our seasoned campers.

We hope you have many years of happy camping in your new

We have been on the road fulltime in our fiver now almost 2
months and no problems - of fifth wheel that is - during that

Take care,