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looking for a trailer for my dmax. size doesnt matter i got a 3500. what does the population perfer and why, feb brings the local rv show and i want to know what to look at.
 

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size doesnt matter i got a 3500. what does the population perfer and why, feb brings the local rv show and i want to know what to look at.

Would have to disagree chevmeister. Size does matter. Just because you have a 3500 doesn't mean you can't overload it. Looked at a Holiday Rambler Presidential 5th wheeler yesterday that would exceed your (approx #15000) trailer towing capacity about #2000 and depending on how your truck is configured, could exceed your trucks GVWR.


As what the population prefers is impossible to answer. It's like asking the question - What diesel truck should I buy Chevy, Ford, Dodge?


There are a lot of good websites concerning RVing. Here are two http://www.campingworld.com/cforum/index.cfm, http://www.gorving.com/. If you are interested in getting value for your RV money, as well as something you like, you may consider reviewing this company's material http://www.rv.org/index.htm.
 

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A good brand to look at is SunnyBrook. They are well made and hold up well on the road. You can order them loaded out any way you want.

http://www.sunnybrookrv.com/

I have a 31 ft. triple slide that weighs about 14,000 lbs loaded to the gills. I upgraded from a 2500 to a 3500 to handle the weight. If you need a washer and dryer go with the 33 ft model with 2 slides. Be sure you have a really good estimate of king pin weight. That is what your bed carries after all your stuff is in the truck.

You do have to watch the weight of these new 5th wheels they can easly get beyond a 3500.

Good luck,
BobEdited by: Son of a gun
 

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Well, that is the question. All I can add is my experience and that is I would not buy anything but a Carriage Product. Have had two new 5-ers, and both (just upgraded to a 36 ft. 3 slide Cameo) have been excellent in the quality reliability department. There are others for sure, but that is my preference. I will say that two trailering buddies have sold their SunnyBrooks in favor of the Cameo. Both had a lot of problems with plumbing and waste system leaks.

 

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Pick, not sure, but I did not think Airstream made a 5-er, but will have to agree, if i were in the TT market, an Airstream would have to be considered for sure.
 

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I have really good service from my 2002 Keystone Challenger 36' with three slides, washer and dryer, 10gal. hot water heater, 27" TV, 2 a/c's, heat pump and gas furnace. Loaded, it's heavier than your 3500 or my 2500HD is rated to pull. Little known fact....3500 is rated to tow less weight than a 2500HD with the same package. 3200lb kingpin weight, 16,300 total. It pulls and stops excellent. The Keystone is a good value price vs. quality. The Challenger is the same as the Keystone Montana with different floor plans. One thing that was my main concern while looking for a fifth wheel was low ceilings in slide-outs and upstairs overhang. I'm 6'1 and would bang my head somewhere on almost every model I looked at except the Keystone, which at the lowest part of the ceiling is 6'2", even in the slide outs. You also want to make sure and get the artic package which adds more insulation and heated tanks, even if your not in the cold country as it will keep you cooler in the summer as well.Edited by: neverenuf
 
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