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Old 10-07-2015, 02:04 PM   #51
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It does amaze me how light some of you guy's trailers are. I hit the scales on the way home from the lot the day I bought it. My 26' trailer empty weighed in at 6850 lbs. When we went on an 11 day trip it was at 8600 lbs.

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Old 10-07-2015, 04:23 PM   #52
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It does amaze me how light some of you guy's trailers are. I hit the scales on the way home from the lot the day I bought it. My 26' trailer empty weighed in at 6850 lbs. When we went on an 11 day trip it was at 8600 lbs.
I weighed my 28.5' Surveyor before adding any camping gear at 4760 lbs. That was with full propane tanks, and a full hot water heater.


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Old 10-07-2015, 05:01 PM   #53
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Originally Posted by Dabmeb View Post
Go to Utube and look up RV crash to remember and see how the big heavy 1 ton dualy did in the crosswind. I ve driven semis for years and had trailers lift in cross winds. Speed is the killer in winds not just the trailer.

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Old 10-07-2015, 09:18 PM   #54
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Here we go again - there is always one better. A 2011 F150 #8200 package (HDT 11,200, HDP 2393, 17 H/7 lug and 3.73 rear) can safely tow a 5er or TT. The (safely) is dependent on the owner going to certified scales and properly weighing the TV and 5er/TT. It is surprising how much the TV weighs fueled, the TT tongue (weight distribution counts as payload) and TT/5er weigh ready to go. Some deluxe 3/4 ton without HDP can only carry a few pounds more than a HDP F150. Look at the labels on the door posts.
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:04 AM   #55
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We had a 2013 Prime time Tracer 2670 30ft long, had a dry weight of 5700 lbs. I pulled it with an 08 f150. It handled the trailer fine, I never felt I was out of control. The only complaint I had was with my truck, it struggled on steep hills towing. One thing to keep in mind though when towing with a half ton. Watch your hitch weight! That's more important than the weight of the trailer itself.

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Old 10-08-2015, 07:06 AM   #56
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There are a lot of 15k and up trailers out there. Amazing

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Old 10-08-2015, 09:07 AM   #57
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Originally Posted by lynn brownlee View Post
Safe is a relative term, please I mean no disrespect, I made the classic mistake that most people who love to go camping, I started out in a pop up, was happy with it for years, then moved up to a 25' with a big slide,thought it was the perfect camper, but wife wanted more room for more stuff, after I had bought a new 1/2 ton, well then we went bigger on the camper, moved up to a 38', loved my truck, all the truck specifications, said yes that truck can handle 10,500 lbs. Well that maybe true, but you then load up for a trip across the country, about 6,000 miles, drive across the scales, load up my grandkids and stuff and find out I weigh 16,680 lbs loaded. Truck says do not exceed 16,000.

So I'm running on two lanes with big rigs going the other way, and the wind coming off the the trucks puts my camper side ways. Then I'm coming across south Dakota and the camper is trying to go side ways. All the kids are screaming. Find out at the truck stop that they get 30 to 50 mile cross winds regularly in the open plains. .
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If you do a lot of traveling across the plains & in the SW, one thing you may want to look in to (you are gonna love this LOL) Is trading in your Travel Trailer for a 5th Wheel. The towing stability is *awesome* Thos days of truck vortex whipping your camper around will be gone!
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Old 10-12-2015, 08:31 AM   #58
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My 150 Ecoboost with max tow package and 3.73 axle can pull 11,300 lbs. My loaded trailer is 8000 lbs. I'm hauling with a WDB and anti sway control. I have a GVWR of 7700, and have a cargo capacity of a little less then 2000 lbs. I figure the hitch at 950, giving me about 1000 lbs for passengers and their gear. The only thing I feel on the highway is when a transport is about to pass me. I can feel the draw towards the left. And I get about 7-9 mpg while hauling. Other then not much power and mpg, I would never know I'm hauling.
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Old 10-16-2015, 06:20 AM   #59
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I wouldn't be so concerned about the trailer. What is the combined weight and how does it compare to the recommended max? I was over 80% of max fully loaded with a 34' Rockwood on a F150. Set up perfectly it still was a bit to handle. Insert F250 6.7l and all concerns gone with 13-14mpg towing at 67mph.
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Old 10-16-2015, 10:07 AM   #60
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