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Old 07-13-2016, 10:51 PM   #11
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Dang! We've been shopping and shopping. It's been hard to find a TT that we can tow with this now stupid truck! ARG! Thanks for all your input. Any suggestions on a nice TT that we can use that's not more than 6,500lbs loaded? Thanks again all who've helped.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:08 PM   #12
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My thoughts on this one....you "could" make this work and be within spec, however you would need to pay much more attention to tires, hitch, proper adjustment of your setup, loading, and much more to make it enjoyable and safe. I'm comfortable going a "little" over on some things, but I don't recommend that for everyone. I'll agree that, with such a long trip, you're probably going to pack towards the upper end of your truck and trailer's specs...and maybe very well over them. While some of that can be mitigated with vehicle upgrades and the like, experience is your friend here. Pushing or exceeding your limits is not something you want to start learning with...and there is some learning curve.

Look at the Rockwood Mini Lites (Flagstaff Micro Lite) in about the same length. We had a 2104S that we enjoyed with just two of us, but I don't think I'd have liked it for long trips. Mine was only 4500 loaded. I think they've got some floor plans in the 23-25 foot range coming in at around 5000 dry.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:25 PM   #13
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I have a 2016 evo 200rd loaded I believe it's around 6,000 lbs. just pulled it thru Colorado and S Dakota with a 2014 Silverado 1/2 ton with a tow package 5.3 v-8. Did just fine. Oh yea must have equalizer 10.000 lb sway hitch
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:25 PM   #14
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We saw that one and liked that it was surprisingly spacious for how small it was. We thought it might be too small for us and our two dogs one being a German Shepard, but looks like we have to compromise somewhere and safety isn't it. I can't thank you all enough for sharing your thoughts and experience.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:27 PM   #15
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Unfortunately, ours is a 4.6 and the Evo is 5540 dry weight so if we have our tow package and all our stuff packed it think we may be pushing the 6,500 lb limit especially in mountainous areas.
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Old 07-13-2016, 11:29 PM   #16
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My Micro Lite is 3,814 dry with a cargo rating of 978 (GVWR 4,792). The LB has the two bunks which are only suitable for a child. However, the bunks makes a great storage area considering your cabinets will probably be packed full. Larry G.

Note: The above weights are off of my camper. The brochure weights are 3,890 dry, 1,426 CCC (GVWR 5,316).
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I'll check it out. Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a LB?
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I'll check it out. Please excuse my ignorance, but what is a LB?
http://forestriverinc.com/product-de...delID=897#Main

He mentioned Micro-lite so I'm assuming he has this floorplan, 23LB.
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He mentioned Micro-lite so I'm assuming he has this floorplan, 23LB.[/QUOTE]

Correct. 23LB is in my signature. Larry
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Dang! We've been shopping and shopping. It's been hard to find a TT that we can tow with this now stupid truck! ARG! Thanks for all your input. Any suggestions on a nice TT that we can use that's not more than 6,500lbs loaded? Thanks again all who've helped.
Take a look at the Wildwood X Lite Factory Select Series. Lots of trailers that are in the 3000 pound range. Yes it will be smaller, but it will fall within line of what you can tow, and thus not put you smack in the middle of a sticky situation on the road.
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