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What's your rear end ratio? 3.92 or 3.55? Mileage towing 5th wheel?
The ration is 3.55 and tires are the big 20" so not the best for towing.
About mileage, I don't know, the EVIC is no longer accurate since I upgraded the tires - not much to choose from in this size tire and E rated. I haven't bothered calculating the mileage, we make a point to stop and rest every 3 hours and re-fuel at the same time. I can tell you that it takes a lot of gas towing!!
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Fifth wheels are a much better drive over travel trailers if it is the right size.

My dealership sells Shastas Reveres.. not in my favorites section. Jayco though, great brand.

Just curious.. What dealership did you get it from in Kingston?
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Fifth wheels are a much better drive over travel trailers if it is the right size.

My dealership sells Shastas Reveres.. not in my favorites section. Jayco though, great brand.

Just curious.. What dealership did you get it from in Kingston?
We purchased from Leisure Days in Kingston
Great people to work with and they are good with warranty work

The Shasta Revere 21fbs was our very first TT and had no idea about them other than they were part of Forest River. We didn't know what to think about quality but after having it for a few months, I can say that our experience was good. It was heavy for the size (5800 loaded) but it was also solid. We didn't like it for the layout.
What don't you like about them? just curious.
Very happy with Jayco!! excellent warranty work but it is a lighter 5th wheel and materials reflect this as well.
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People spend $1k+ on a slider 5th wheel hitch and $200 on a wd TT hitch and expect the same results. A Hensley hitch will tow a TT as good as a 5th wheel. Look it up yourself on rv forums.

A 1500 is too small to tow a lot of 5th wheels.
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People spend $1k+ on a slider 5th wheel hitch and $200 on a wd TT hitch and expect the same results. A Hensley hitch will tow a TT as good as a 5th wheel. Look it up yourself on rv forums.

A 1500 is too small to tow a lot of 5th wheels.
that makes a lot of sense!
not all fifth wheels are too much. There is something for everybody, we just didn't want the length of a TT (we keep it at home and storage dictates) as well as shorter overall combo.
But yes, the Hensley arrow and pro-pride are really good hitch
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I have a2500, 6'6" short bed. I pull a 32' 5th wheel. I installed a Reese slider hitch. It works well for me. That 32' camper maxes my truck. GVW is 10,100 on the camper. Which actually puts me 100 lbs over. You will have a hard time finding a 5th wheel that matches your GVW, on a 1500. Some of the newer units are much lighter. But my opinion, is you should stick to a tow behind. I love the way a 5th wheel handles , and will never go back. I just don't think a 1500 is enough truck to pull that much weight. I'm saving for a new 3500 With a Cummings in it. Then I'll have the right truck for the job.
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I work at the leisure days in kitchener, so glad to hear that the kingston dealership is treating the customers well.
The reveres are a good pull behind, a little heavy for their size. The thing I do not like about is the same as you found, their floor plans. I find that they do have some odd floor plans. Jayco is hands down one of the best companys in the RV business, unfortunatly the kitchener dealership can't carry due to a different dealership close by having the Jayco rights for trailers.

With fifth wheels for half tons, it is a limited market. Companies like Jayco, Open Range, and some Keystone and Heartland having developed smaller ultra-light fifth wheels which work great with half tons. I know that the Open-Range 'light' is made to work with half tons, short boxes and the hitch is designed to switch between fifth-wheel to gooseneck very simply.

Hauling a fifth wheel is a much better ride then pull behind hands down. Unless your towing 40+ feet with a generator and a full tank of fuel in it.. but what do you expect when hauling a traveling house?
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