2500 or 3500 for 5th Wheel Retirement Towing

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Tulecreeper

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We are not traveling this year due to family issue, when we do travel almost everything you see in an RV park with a 5th wheel is a diesel. I myself like the lower RPMs at power and climbing hills at 2000 or so RPM instead of 3300 at 35 MPH in second gear with a gas truck.
I can climb a 10% grade towing 10,000# doing 60 MPH with no issues. Personally, RPM's man nothing to me.

OK, maybe a 7% grade. :cool:
 
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3500 without question, you'll want the payload and as a practical matter the leaf springs are going to be a lot more stable towing.
I did NOT find this to be true. I loved the coils with air bags on my 2500. If I didn't go diesel this time around I would have done the same set up. I currently have a 3500 with the Cummins & self leveling air bags. I am pulling the same 5th wheel & see no difference in the handling while towing. Now it does ride like crap when empty compared to the 2500.
To the OP, with that much weight & the amount of traveling you are wanting to do I would do diesel 3500 in either SWR or DRW. If you are not intimidated by the DRW I would lean that way.
 
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