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Old 10-27-2020, 01:58 AM   #21
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I wouldn't pull any RW with anything less than a Dually. As for the hitch, many swear by the Anderson, I just have a very hard time buying the biggest heaviest Fifthwheel I can, then look to buy the lightest hitch I can, just doesn't make sense to me.
I have a Comfort Ride Hitch, heavy is putting it mildly, but I was looking at the Air Ride hitches, but just wanted something without airbags and Comfort Ride fit the bill.
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Old 10-27-2020, 03:37 AM   #22
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I wouldn't pull any RW with anything less than a Dually. As for the hitch, many swear by the Anderson, I just have a very hard time buying the biggest heaviest Fifthwheel I can, then look to buy the lightest hitch I can, just doesn't make sense to me.
I have a Comfort Ride Hitch, heavy is putting it mildly, but I was looking at the Air Ride hitches, but just wanted something without airbags and Comfort Ride fit the bill.
Thank you, that helps
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Old 10-28-2020, 11:31 PM   #23
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I can agree with the hitch , I had a auto slide Demco in my short bed truck and now I have a hensley BD5 with air bags. I would guess that the comfort ride hitch is very close to the hensley , both are well built and have a good track record for being durable. Its my opinion that a air ride pin box or hitch with some type of spring is much nicer ride in the cab of the truck. as for the trailer I can see how it will help save some stress on the frame also.
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:20 PM   #24
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The same man designed both the Hensley and the Comfort Ride. The Comfort Ride is the second generation when he decided to not do airbags. If you look at the hitches, they’re almost identical in hardware. Either one is a great hitch.

If you buy a New Horizons, they specify that if a cushioned hitch is not used, the warranty on coach structure is not applicable.
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Old 11-02-2020, 05:31 AM   #25
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I have a 2020 RW 4001LK that I tow with a 2015 crew 4x4 Duramax Denali HD2500 that I installed air bags. We have put appx 5,000 miles with no problems. The rear kitchen and 8,000 lb axle does bounce things around in the kitchen. Looking at installing a Roadmaster shock kit to smooth out trailer ride. Anyone have any experience with this conversion, there are a lot of positive results on Roadmaster's web site
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I have a 2020 RW 4001LK that I tow with a 2015 crew 4x4 Duramax Denali HD2500 that I installed air bags. We have put appx 5,000 miles with no problems. The rear kitchen and 8,000 lb axle does bounce things around in the kitchen. Looking at installing a Roadmaster shock kit to smooth out trailer ride. Anyone have any experience with this conversion, there are a lot of positive results on Roadmaster's web site
That is a SRW, right? Im looking at F350, 6.7 with SRW and it rates out with capacity to pull the 2021 4001 LK. Lots of folks disagree.
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Old 11-02-2020, 04:52 PM   #27
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It's not the Pulling, it's the carrying the Pin Weight, hitch, other cargo in the bed of the TV, and Passengers, both 2 legged and 4 legged.
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Old 11-02-2020, 05:36 PM   #28
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It's not the Pulling, it's the carrying the Pin Weight, hitch, other cargo in the bed of the TV, and Passengers, both 2 legged and 4 legged.
Right, I understand
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Old 11-02-2020, 09:36 PM   #29
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You can "tow" a RW with a Toyota Tacoma (it towed the space shuttle or something stupid) or Ford Ranger, "carrying" that load is the issue.
Truck manufacturers keep upping the "max tow weights" but not the payloads accordingly.
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I have a 2020 RW 4001LK that I tow with a 2015 crew 4x4 Duramax Denali HD2500 that I installed air bags. We have put appx 5,000 miles with no problems. The rear kitchen and 8,000 lb axle does bounce things around in the kitchen. Looking at installing a Roadmaster shock kit to smooth out trailer ride. Anyone have any experience with this conversion, there are a lot of positive results on Roadmaster's web site
Unless GM really increased their payloads & axle weights I'm guessing you're over at least one of them, regardless of what they quoted/published for a max tow weight. The pin weight on these RWs are pushing the limits on SRW 1 tons.
The air bags on the truck add no increase in payload, they are for leveling purposes only.
I've had 2 GMC Duramax/Allison trucks & will agree yours will move your RW down the highway with ease, but that's only 1/2 the equation, is it doing safely within the trucks limitations.
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Old 11-03-2020, 12:05 AM   #31
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When you are sizing out your truck and trailer, if possible, check out some GVWR stickers on the trucks you are interested in. My truck payload (pin weight capacity) was stickered at 500 lbs below the sales propaganda #'s. Turns out marketing thinks even things like a spare tire (85 lbs) is considered optional equipment.
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My new 2020 SRW has a big yellow sticker that shows 4562# as my available payload...

I was pretty impressed by the increase from my 2015 which was 3364#
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My new 2020 SRW has a big yellow sticker that shows 4562# as my available payload...

I was pretty impressed by the increase from my 2015 which was 3364#
I looked at 2020 F350, SRW, 6.7, standard bed, 20 tires and had pay load at 3464 lbs
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I looked at 2020 F350, SRW, 6.7, standard bed, 20 tires and had pay load at 3464 lbs

2020 F350 - SRW - 6.7 - 4X4 - long bed - 20" tires - Platinum - My photo posting is giving me issues, but I just looked again and took pictures of my door jamb -

4562 # is my listed payload.. OR 2069 kg
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2020 F350 - SRW - 6.7 - 4X4 - long bed - 20" tires - Platinum - My photo posting is giving me issues, but I just looked again and took pictures of my door jamb -

4562 # is my listed payload.. OR 2069 kg
Both GM and Ford have raised the GVW but they are still limited by the tires. Ford has had the largest rear axle rating for several years because they use 275/65/18 or 20" tires that have a rating over 3,800+ lbs each. The added ratings are partly due to the front axle rating, With towing a 5th wheel you only add about 50 to 100 lbs to the front wheels . That big 12,000lb rating only helps if your doing a slide in camper. Number are numbers and I do agree the ford has the best chance of being under max rear axle weight based on my trips to the scales with my 2016 GMC 3500 SRW truck.
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2020 F350 - SRW - 6.7 - 4X4 - long bed - 20" tires - Platinum - My photo posting is giving me issues, but I just looked again and took pictures of my door jamb -

4562 # is my listed payload.. OR 2069 kg
Got it, the truck Im looking at is 4x4 but standard bed vs long bed must make a lot of difference.
Thanks for comment.
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Old 11-05-2020, 03:27 AM   #38
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I'd definitely lean toward the dually. The 4001 is beautiful, but she's also heavy!
Yes it is heavy. I need to look at different RV because Im not buying a dully.
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