Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-08-2007, 04:16 PM   #15
Rivet Master
Happycampers's Avatar
1979 30' Argosy
Havelock , where we park it
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,652
Bill, Tell him to get a long bed, it will ride better, he will have room for a fuel tank, and won't have to worry about fulling around with a slider hitch.

Marvin & Annie
Niki (fur baby)
1979 Argosy 30 (Costalotta)
WBCCI 10103
"Happiness is a warm Puppy" Charles Schulz
Happycampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 05:08 PM   #16
4 Rivet Member
Phil Gobie's Avatar
1977 31' Sovereign
Miami , Florida
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 279
I am not a Hensley fan per say; but your friend may want to see the Hensley explanation of the advantages of towing from a rear mounted hitch with a correct weight distribution set up. I see so many 5ers with the fixed weight over the cab and sooo much wind frontage. I see the 5er thing as highly over rated. You also loose your bed for carrying toys!

Phil Gobie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2007, 07:52 PM   #17
Rivet Master
davidz71's Avatar
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,175
Images: 23
Originally Posted by overlander63
All those are good, the camper package if it includes optional heavier rear springs is good. The truck should have all the HD stuff already included, but if not, good choices would also be:
Lower ratio differentials (higher number is better).
Max cooling option
Load Range E tires (I've seen GM 3500 series trucks with D's)
Limited slip differential
Second alternator. (sometimes an option)
Anybody else?
The differential is a G80 locker. While not quite as good as some lockers on the market, it has always done well in my Chevy 4X4s.

If I were pulling a 5er at some of the weights I've seen advertised, I'd be opting for the duallie 3500 rather than a SRW. I'm not a duallie fan and would not consider pulling a 25-30' Airstream with one but there comes a time that the extra suspension and dual wheels are necessary.


AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
need advice re. 1969 tires, brakes, etc. Dave Cole Tires 6 01-29-2007 06:04 AM
Advice for long term trailering Cheryl Full-Timing 49 07-29-2004 01:58 PM
Parking it up north: advice? tonigm Our Community 1 10-17-2002 08:06 AM
30 Footer Advice Needed JaceBeck Our Community 13 10-04-2002 11:51 AM
Advice please - Travels, Flags, Fuel and Caravans NickSowter On The Road... 6 06-27-2002 10:04 AM

Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.