View Full Version : Towing 5th wheel

08-04-2005, 11:10 AM
Can a 1980 1/2 ton chevy tow a 21ft travel trailer 5th wheel ok?

08-04-2005, 11:39 AM
The Truck can, but you failed to mention the engine/drivetrain, so not sure if that can :rolleyes:

08-04-2005, 12:47 PM
I'm concerned about the weight of the trailer and brakes/suspension of the truck. Its just a standard half ton, 350, auto. Does anyone know what the towing capacity rating is??

08-04-2005, 11:03 PM
I had a 27', 5th, behind same setup , no problem. I did add a few leaf springs in the rear, and had them re-arched, this kept everything level :)

08-05-2005, 03:55 AM
Those trailers are only about 5-6K pounds if I remember correctly, shouldn't be any problem. Just make sure you have a brake controller in your truck to control the electric brakes on the trailer and make sure that the brakes actually work!

08-06-2005, 10:37 AM
OH, replace the turn signal relay, with an electronic one, this will help with the signal speed :) Have Fun !