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Old 03-12-2011, 09:58 AM
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The dodge bodybuilder site lists the recommended kingpin weight and shows your calculation to be in the ballpark. I'm also interested to know how well a 1500 (3.92/Hemi) can cope with a 5th wheel.

.... The King Pin weight should be more than 15 percent and less than 25 percent of the maximum trailer weight.

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You should probably go with a bumper hitch. A half ton pickup is really not enough for the 5th wheel. You might talk to the trailer place and see what they say but alot of places won't even install one in a half ton or when you buy the trailer they may not let you leave the lot with a half ton. Some rental places have gotten that way with trailers in general just to cover themselves. Had a friend that I had to go help out because he went to pick up a bigger trailer with his half ton and they told him no.
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Well it's gonna be a tow behind travel trailer, I'll be adding the Timbren suspension system to my truck for sure. Has anyone had any experience with the Hensley trailer sway system before, it seems to be the most superior system out there right now, probably pay through the nose for it though.
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