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Old 10-29-2020, 04:20 AM   #1
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5th wheel clearence

I had a 2012 silverado extended cab with 6 1/2 box and with this I had no problems with the rv hitting the truck cab. Today I bought a 2018 silverado with a crew cab and 6 1/2 ft box also. I just woke up thinking about this, am I going to still have enough clearance from the cab with this truck. Sick to my stomach suddenly. Never give this a thought. Both are 1500 series
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:51 AM   #2
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1500 towing a 5th wheel. No, you got nothing to worry about.
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Old 10-29-2020, 10:50 AM   #3
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Funny.
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Old 10-29-2020, 09:42 PM   #4
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I would think clearance would be the same so long as the box is exactly the same. Just a guess. As the others commented above I am curious how your half ton (both old and new) can handle a fifth wheel but I have read there are some much smaller and lighter 5ers these days.
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Iam way below weight limitations, it is primarily used close to home, where the area is flat, not much for hills. I have driven a semi a couple million miles hauling, permitted loads, over width, over weight and at times way over length, and have never had a blemish in my career. I drive with a brain, of which many don't, I would know way endanger other motorists. I feel safe doing it. Do I drive 70 mph, hell no, do I drive 65, again hell no. My dad taught me when I was young, and his words I will never forget. He said son no matter what you are pulling treat it always as a freight hauling vehicle. He said don't think it will stop on a dime cause it won't, reme.ber those things to this day and so far it has worked. One day I was working on a road project and long story short, I was knocked off a piece of equipment and nearly killed by a 84 year old driving a 34 foot motor home and pulling a car. Thats safe ???
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Old 11-04-2020, 10:16 PM   #6
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I've got a 2018 Voltage model 2951. Its 30' front to back. I weighed it and it weights 11,000 lbs. empty. I did tow it for a couple years with my 2500HD until last year I bought a 3500HD dually. My 3/4 ton towed it well but it was maxed out if I loaded it wit Harley and stuff. I don't think you will be legal with a 1500. If you have an incident your insurance might get huffy. The tongue weight is high for a half ton.
I just googled Silverado and its says max payload 1,200 to 2,000 max payload. Your tongue weight could be over that, Towing capacities 6,000 lbs. I wouldn't tow it with a 1500.
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It must be a very small fiver. I’ve heard rumors they exist. You want to be very careful about your “numbers”. I’m worried about stopping ability,not pulling. Bigger is better.
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Old 11-04-2020, 11:45 PM   #9
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Hmm must be a really small 5th wheel for a non HDPP F-150 to be able to tow it. Max 5th wheel GVWR for the 1500 is 9500 pounds. Even at just 15% Pin, that is 1425 pounds pin, plus 200 for the average hitch, 1625 pounds, but I doubt it can even come close to 15%, more like 18-20%. Are you sure you have 2100 pounds payload, or just ignore GVWR, FGAWR, and RGAWR?

Other than the HDPP, and I have reservations on even that, just because it say's it could, doesn't really mean it should.
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