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Question for 5th wheel towing

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Vandutch2001, Aug 25, 2011.

  1. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:25 PM
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    Vandutch2001

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    I have a 2006 Toyota Tacamo Pre Runner with tow package kit installed. oil cooler//tramsmission cooler.. Its a short bed, question,,can I tow a 5th wheel with this short bed or will camper hit truck on turns...
     
  2. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:26 PM
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    I would never subject one of these trucks to a 5th wheel...they're not made for it.
     
  3. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    ^^ what he said
     
  4. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:30 PM
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    You could if you get a small 5th wheel. I still wouldn't go over the 6500lb max. Really though full size trucks are meant for pulling 5th wheel trailers.
     
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    I agree with the two above. On my 05 2500 dodge I just traded, it was a short bed, still 6'8" to tow a 5th wheel I would have had to get a sliding hitch, just so that when I turned sharp the trailer wouldnt hit the cab.
     
  6. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:46 PM
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    Why on earth would you need a 5th wheel for a small load?
     
  7. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:47 PM
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    The extra sleeping area above the bed would be nice to have if I went camping often.
     
  8. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:49 PM
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    Maybe I'm not being clear...I don't think they make 5th wheel setups at low loads because smaller trailers don't need 5th wheel couplings.

    If you do need a 5th wheel coupling, you're probably too big for the Taco's towing cap.
     
  9. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    I get you. As far as I know there are no more light weight 5th wheel trailers made but there used to be.
     
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    There was talk about a 5th wheel trailer a couple of months ago, and I think someone posted pics of one with a taco....
     
  11. Aug 25, 2011 at 4:57 PM
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    I would tow that.
     
  14. Aug 25, 2011 at 5:09 PM
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    x2, but why it has a 5th wheel coupling is beyond me. Nothing there a class 4 hitch couldn't handle.

    Maybe that's why they don't make 'em much anymore.
     
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    ^Note the Scamp trailer doesn't have a real 5th wheel attachment with a kingpin. The truck needs a normal 2" ball in the bed, and the trailer has a normal cup-shaped coupler. The only advantage therefore is a shorter overall length, kinda like the difference between a carbine and a bullpup.

    See: http://www.scamptrailers.com/Portals/videos/200k/01-BeforeYouTow.swf
     
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