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Towing 5th wheel

Discussion in 'Trucks and Trailers' started by KOK, Aug 4, 2005.

  1. KOK

    KOK LawnSite Member
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    Can a 1980 1/2 ton chevy tow a 21ft travel trailer 5th wheel ok?
     
  2. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The Truck can, but you failed to mention the engine/drivetrain, so not sure if that can :rolleyes:
     
  3. KOK

    KOK LawnSite Member
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    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??
     
  4. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
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    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 :)
     
  5. Scag48

    Scag48 LawnSite Fanatic
    Posts: 6,068

    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!
     
  6. shepoutside

    shepoutside LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,205

    OH, replace the turn signal relay, with an electronic one, this will help with the signal speed :) Have Fun !
     

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