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I'd find it hard to believe you'll find a toy hauler in the size your looking for that you can tow with your truck and stay within the manuf ratings. Even the lighter ones at 30-34 ft are going to have a pin of 1800lbs or more which doesn't leave you much room for fuel, stuff or passengers. Looking up your truck I see it is only rated to tow 14K for a 5th wheel.
The Vortec has a capacity of 14,000.....the Duramax has a capacity of 17,100.

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This is right out of the towing guide but not here to argue.
2500 Std Bed 4WD 6.6L V-8 TD 13,000/14,000 (i)=3.73 gearing
It does list the 3500 SRW with a 17,500 cap. This is from a 2015 tow guide.
Even without that being considered your going to be over your GVWR for your truck with a Toy hauler like your wanting. Just my opinion.


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As usual on here things almost immediately turn to the weight topic. The OP asked for opinions on model floor plans, not what he can/cannot tow. For all we know he's trading for an F450 tomorrow !


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CampingN.C. wrote:

As usual on here things almost immediately turn to the weight topic. The OP asked for opinions on model floor plans, not what he can/cannot tow. For all we know he's trading for an F450 tomorrow !


Yes he could be but he didn't indicate that so based on his sig I was just giving him my opinion at what floorplans/sizes he should be looking at compared to what his current truck can safely tow. He didn't ask about a specific floorplan to give opinions on. The OP doesn't have to take my or anyone else's opinions but having had 3 different toy haulers I know they are heavy and want everyone to be safe and enjoy their camping experience and not be white knuckled the whole time when towing.

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CampingN.C. wrote:

As usual on here things almost immediately turn to the weight topic. The OP asked for opinions on model floor plans, not what he can/cannot tow. For all we know he's trading for an F450 tomorrow !


Yes he could be but he didn't indicate that so based on his sig I was just giving him my opinion at what floorplans/sizes he should be looking at compared to what his current truck can safely tow. He didn't ask about a specific floorplan to give opinions on. The OP doesn't have to take my or anyone else's opinions but having had 3 different toy haulers I know they are heavy and want everyone to be safe and enjoy their camping experience and not be white knuckled the whole time when towing.


First time poster here and since the weight issue came up, I have a newbie question. I'm looking into 2006/8 35' TH with advertised 1500 empty pin. On paper it looks good but obviously it will vary depending on loading, empty/ full tanks, genset etc. My question to the dirt bike folks is.....If you load say.. 3 dirt bikes in the aft portion of the garage, how will that effect pin weight and CG? seems you could manipulate the pin weight to some extent based on loading.. yes? no?
don't mean to hijack the thread but thought this was good place to ask since the weight issue surfaced. Thank You
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Anyone have experience with the Momentum line of Toy Haulers? Just home from a RV show and really liked the layout of the 349M.

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Anyone have experience with the Momentum line of Toy Haulers? Just home from a RV show and really liked the layout of the 349M.


No experience with Momentum but looking at their specs, they are heavy. That's all I'm saying about it.

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Anyone have experience with the Momentum line of Toy Haulers? Just home from a RV show and really liked the layout of the 349M.


Looks like a great toy hauler. Living room a little smaller than I'd personally like. But the dry pin weight is over 2,900 pounds. I'm not sure you'd be happy for one second pulling that with a 3/4 ton. The engine and transmission are fine. But you'd squat pretty bad and not sure it would feel stable. So you'd want a 1 ton or need to do work to yours like additional springs and better tires.

I don't want to get into legality (as I'm over weight myself when I'm loaded), but you will be over the manufacturer weight limit.


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Eyetattoo wrote:

Anyone have experience with the Momentum line of Toy Haulers? Just home from a RV show and really liked the layout of the 349M.


Looks like a great toy hauler. Living room a little smaller than I'd personally like. But the dry pin weight is over 2,900 pounds. I'm not sure you'd be happy for one second pulling that with a 3/4 ton. The engine and transmission are fine. But you'd squat pretty bad and not sure it would feel stable. So you'd want a 1 ton or need to do work to yours like additional springs and better tires.

I don't want to get into legality (as I'm over weight myself when I'm loaded), but you will be over the manufacturer weight limit.
Yeah they are on the heavy side. I already have upgraded tires with load ratings of 3,640 per tire and tow bags are going on regardless of the trailer we go with to keep the truck from squatting.

I know there could be weight issues but that is not what my questions are about. I am more interested in finding a quality hauler that meets most of our wants. If a new truck is needed, so be it.

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