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I have a 2007 Titan crew cab 4wd off road limited. I am looking to buy a trailer and want to know if I should go 5th wheel or Travel trailer?
 

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With a CC, you have a really short bed. There is one auto-sliding 5th wheel hitch from pulrite that might work (I think you can find a thread here about it), but 5'ers are definitely not the main target for Titan. If you can get a hitch that works, you also have to watch out for your rear axle weight rating; 5th wheels have a higher load on the hitch.

You can probably have more trailer (staying within recommended limits) using a weight distributing hitch and a travel trailer. Nearly everyone that I've talked to that has pulled both 5th wheel and TT has really preferred the on-road handling of the 5th wheel, though.
 

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I pull a fifth wheel with my six and a half foot bed and the corner of the trailer comes close to the cab on some turns. With the shorter CC bed you would almost have to have a sliding hitch. The $1500 to $2000 price tag for a sliding hitch would steer me towards a travel trailer.

Good luck!!!
 

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To stay within your weights you really can't have a trailer over about 7000 lbs. And that's really just to avoid going over the total (truck and trailer combined) weight of around 14000lbs. There are also considerations about too much tongue weight, bed weight, etc.

Basically, take the manufacturer's 9400 lb tow rating with a grain of salt... it's borderline fraudulent.
 

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With 5th wheels & shortbeds you have to worry about trailer hitting your cab. The airborne hitch is the best bang for buck when it comes to hitch for shortbeds.Here is a link to an article. Another problem with 5th wheels is there tongue weight, 15-20% of the trailer's total weight. A good thing about them is the towing characteristics, and you can tow a small trailer behind the 5th wheel.

With Travel Trailers you can get a bigger trailer because the tongue weight will be less. A travel trailer tongue weight is 10-12% versus 15-20% of the trailer's total weight. With a anti-sway sytem like Reese Straight Line and LT tires you won't have any problems with a tt.
 

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We have a 2008 Weekend Warrior SL 3005. We tow it with our Titan which has the Pullrite Superglide, Prodigy Brake Controller and Airbags installed. No problems here. We are here in Florida and tow it to Ft. Wilderness which is about an hour away. It helps that we don't have any mountains here in Florida!
 

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greytmom2 said:
We have a 2008 Weekend Warrior SL 3005. We tow it with our Titan which has the Pullrite Superglide, Prodigy Brake Controller and Airbags installed. No problems here. We are here in Florida and tow it to Ft. Wilderness which is about an hour away. It helps that we don't have any mountains here in Florida!
Do you have any pics?
 

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I was on this website a few month ago contimplating the same thing.. Travel trailer / 5th wheeler / turning radius etc..

I jumped in with both feet and haven't looked back.

Flagstaff Forest River 30' 5th wheeler. Dry weight is 6,749.
Rand Master Active Suspension -
Stillen Front sway bar.

This truck pulls this like a dream. I live in a hilly part of Missouri. I get dragged down to 60 - 65 on hills not becuase of power but because i don't want to overwork the Titan and can't affort gas.

Enjoy.
Crsnave
 

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greytmom2, you have to have at least 15 posts before you can post pictures. Just to let you know.
 

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I would strongly suggest you investigate the new 2008 V-Nose 5th wheels that are are made by r-vision. A very light 6500 pounds for a nice 31 footer and the v-nose will solve the short bed problem as front edges simply arent there to hit the cab and the hitch can be mounted in its proper position as a result. The hitch weight is way below norm, as I recall just under 1000 Pounds. They are also very affordable, some of the best pricing on the market. I was offered one this past weekend at $29,500 CDN (our $ is pretty much on par with the USD now). The V-Nose design actually makes for a classy design inside the master bedroom with curved corners, there is no wasted space either.

This is a new breed of 5th wheels designed for short bed trucks like my 2005 XE Crew Titan.

2008 5th wheel Trail lite and Max lite by r-vision, Google them and enjoy.


Good luck
 

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Hartland98 - Here is a link to the flagstaff with the layout that we have.. We have a 3yr old and a 18month. The kids can run back and forth with more room than in our house. The layout works great for us.
ttp://ww.forestriverinc.com/nd/floorplanview.asp?name=12&page=flag&series=8WideFW

It is the 8528DS just in case the link doesn't work

SafetyChain - I looked at the other trailer you recomended and agree that it is very nice. I noticed that the load specifications are the same as the others that i looked into. 1500 King Pin weight and 6800 dry for a 30'. The v front would help eliminate the slider hitch but would be interesting to know if you can jack knife it or you are still limited??? Below is a link that i found to this site if anyone is interested.

ttp://ww.trail-lite.com/max-lite-lightweight-travel-trailers.asp

Thanks,
 

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The new 2008 R-Vision Trail-lite V Nose I was in a couple of days ago I was told 31 feet, not 30. This is a different model that the R-Vision Max-lite V Nose.

The weight for the 2008 Trail Lite V Nose was also 6500'ish as posted on the spec sheet, not 6800'ish.

The front is very "V'd" so I would be astonished if jack-knifing were a problem but I am heading in there today for another look at it and I will get try to get more info on the jack-knifing issue.

They are presenting this is a whole new breed of 5th Wheels for 2008 designed specifically for short bed trucks and to eliminate the need for often expensive special hitches.
 

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I see you have the superglide hitch installed in your titan, did you have to have custom mounts made? Pullrite does not sell any mounting brackets for the 2017 titan for the model 3100 series hitch. I took the super glide out of my other truck and want to install in my new titan, any suggestions?
 

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Good luck getting a response, this thread is 10 years old and most of these members haven't been on for years.
 
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