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Old 01-23-2010, 09:17 PM   #1
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Good evening,

We are strongly leaning toward returning to RV'ing after a 6 year absence.

We have found the Flag staff 26RLSS / Rockwood 2604SS to meet our family needs.

They are twins and show a UVW 5228lbs. and a GVWR of 6629.

My TV (listed above) is the Double cab W/ a tow rating of 7000 and a CGVWR of 12500.

It does have the factory tow package and we have never left the Florida / Georgia area while camping.......yes......flat landers !!

Just looking for some experienced campers to give honest opinions of this set-up !

Already began online shopping for the Equalizer and Prodigy !!

Thank you ..........and Happy camping !

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Old 01-24-2010, 08:36 PM   #2
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I tow a 2604SS with a chevy 5.3L 4X4 crew cab. I have a factory integrated brake control and use the Equalizer with 10,000 bars. I tow in 3rd gear with Tow/Haul on. I can run with cruise control engaged on level roads and small hills. On large hills it sometimes shifts to 2nd gear. I have towed from Indiana to Texas with no effort. I don't know how this rig would do in the big mountains. Also I get terrible mileage towing 9.5 vs 20-22 highway unloaded. Hope this helps.

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Old 01-24-2010, 10:04 PM   #3
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Well, good luck, and it may be possible, but you're missing a few numbers. Yo need tongue weight, especially loaded, which you may have to guess at. That will be added to the empty wight of your tow vehicle. Now you need to add people and gear on the tow vehicle, since you mentioned family, and see if you are over on the gross vehicle weight of your tow vehicle. If you are, then you have to leave somebody at home. Now add 1000 to empty trailer weight, for gear and stuff, and add that to tow vehicle weight, and see if you are within gcvw rating. If you're going to dry camp, don't forget to add water in the fresh tank, and if it's in front of the axle, will be mostly tongue weight. Don't sweat a hundred pounds or so, but 500 would make me think again. And you won't like any mountains. Don't worry about gas mileage, 10 will be great, 8 or 9 respectable. Good luck.
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:17 PM   #4
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I also live in the "flatlands" of Fl/Ga, and I say use what you have. You can make it work, with a few mods to the truck. You're not pulling it in the mountains, so you should be fine. The 4.7 is reaher smallish for pulling, but you're not pulling every day, so.......
I put improved intake and exhaust on mine- Bilstein shocks and Hellwig helper springs. Also "LT" tires instead of P make a world of difference on the sidewalls when towing for stability. GOOD LUCK! Randy
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Old 01-25-2010, 07:14 PM   #5
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Thank you for the replies !

As stated we do plan on staying away from the mountains.

We do not dry camp so we do not carry water / firewood / ATV's, etc.

With our HYBRID, due to non use I removed the propane tanks and battery !

Again, what we carry here in Florida are shorts, t-shirts, flip flops sun tan lotion and ........Beer !

Three bikes......three lawn chairs........Beer !

In the camping world...........we travel lite !!!

Thanks again for your is well taken !!

Happy Camping !!
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just remember, you'll need the battery while transporting the trailer, since it powers the emergency brake switch.
it's against the law to transport the trailer without that switch in working order.

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