A Lightweight 5th wheel travel trailer can be a great option for campers that want the benefits of RVing but don’t have a full size truck. These smaller RVs allow for plenty of storage, livability and amenities in a model that can be comfortably towed by half-ton trucks. They are also ideal for those who don’t want to pay the cost of a new RV or just need to scale back on the number of luxury features they want to have.
How big of a 5th wheel can I tow with a 1 2 ton?
Before buying a trailer, it’s a good idea to have the pin weight weighed, which is the downward pressure on the hitch ball when the trailer is attached to your truck. This number is important for balanced towing and shouldn’t be exceeded, but it will vary depending on what you have inside the trailer, including furniture, appliances and accessories.
To get an accurate number, have the trailer parked on a commercial scale and drive it onto the scale after attaching to your truck. This will give you a much more accurate result than simply weighing your truck without the trailer.
Lightweight fifth wheels come in a wide variety of floor plans and brands, so you’re sure to find something that fits your lifestyle and towing capabilities. Most models feature a comfortable master bedroom with queen or king beds, large living area slides, residential refrigerators and spacious kitchens. Some even have bunk areas and entertainment centers to provide space for the kids to relax in.