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Old 11-28-2021, 05:35 PM   #41
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I know 5ers are trendy, but there's a lot to love about travel trailers. Especially if you ever begin to enter that twilight zone where Stairs Are Not Your Friends.
I am not sure "Trendy" is the reason many go for a 5er.

I believe the #1 reason is stability while towing.

The #2 reason would be great amounts of storage.

The stability is why you see 250/2500's towing 40' 18,000# 5ers, the 5er doesn't tell them they are overloaded. They throw on a set of air bags, and run on overloaded tires until they have a blow out.
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Old 11-28-2021, 09:24 PM   #42
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24RDS Hauler

24RDS

Unloaded Weight: 7,310lbs

GVWR: 10,000lbs

GAWR (each axle): 4400lbs



2500:

Max Payload: 3029lbs

5th wheel hitch: 300lbs

Passengers: 450lbs



Based on these numbers:

Pin weight: 1462 - 2000lbs (let's assume 2000lbs)



3029lbs (gross payload) - 2000lb (pin weight) - 450lb (passengers) - 300lbs (hitch) = 279lbs (breathing room



Any advice would be greatly appreciated.[/QUOTE]

Good gosh, the wife and I towed our 24RDS all over the Rocky Mountains last year with a 2014 GMC 1500 W/6.2 Litre
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