We originally bought a Chevy 3500 dually with a 40' 5er. Traded it for a 36' Elite Suite rated at 18.5k GVWR. Kept the dually for less than 2 years before we found a replacement. The Chevy was only rated at 16.5k. We didn't pull often. But until we found a replacement, we were forced to keep the 5er as light as possible. We replaced the couch with a lighter one and replaced the 2 recliners with Euro style.
You can possibly lighten the TH, but it does make it tougher to bring everything you want for camping.
2014 Mobile Suite Estates 38RSB - custom home
2014 F450 KR CC 4x4 ...... his office
2015 Lance 1172 - traveling Motel (solar and generator)
Working Fulltimers since 3/2005