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Old 02-17-2015, 09:54 AM   #1
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We plan on getting a Sunset Trail Reserve SF33RL(love the layout!) in a couple years so I am starting to look at a bigger truck now to pull it.

Can anyone tell me if a Silverado Crewcab Standard bed 2500HD will have any issues, such as tight turns, since its a standard bed? Or do i need to look for a long bed for this 5th wheel.
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Old 02-17-2015, 10:28 AM   #2
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I have a 6.5' bed and don't have any issues. Don't get the shorter bed (5.5'?). You can consider the sliding hitch to help with turns, but some front caps are indented to help in this area. Definitely consider the larger engine/diesel tho.
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I have SF32RL which is the same layout except my bed extends out from the front. I'm towing it with a short bed Ram 2500 Desiel without any issues. I do have the sliding hitch and haven't had to use it on this trailer. The SF33RL showed up on the Crossroads website just after we ordered ours. When ours came arrived in June it was a 2015. That's when we noticed they discountinued the SF32RL. We love the floorplan and the dual awnings. We've had no major issues with ours so far (knock on wood). Good luck with yours and happy camping.
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I have a 6.5' bed and don't have any issues. Don't get the shorter bed (5.5'?). You can consider the sliding hitch to help with turns, but some front caps are indented to help in this area. Definitely consider the larger engine/diesel tho.
Thanks! I will be getting a diesel for sure. I have been researching the sliding hitches, but I wont get one if it isnt needed.
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I have SF32RL which is the same layout except my bed extends out from the front. I'm towing it with a short bed Ram 2500 Desiel without any issues. I do have the sliding hitch and haven't had to use it on this trailer. The SF33RL showed up on the Crossroads website just after we ordered ours. When ours came arrived in June it was a 2015. That's when we noticed they discountinued the SF32RL. We love the floorplan and the dual awnings. We've had no major issues with ours so far (knock on wood). Good luck with yours and happy camping.
Thanks! I really liked the front slide out design, but have been overruled since the new design has the huge closet up front now.
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When we started looking for a new trailer the DW wanted to stay 34' or less. Couldn't budge her on that. Now after seeing the 33RL, she said she would have considered it even though it is a foot longer. Go figure
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I would go for a 3500HD - expect a pin weight of 2200 to 2400 lbs. Truck weight with hitch fuel and passengers will be close to 7500 lbs. It will pull it without any issues - you'll just not have any margin on the truck GVWR.

I don't think there is much difference in cost and the ride will be about the same.
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