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Old 04-01-2014, 08:32 PM   #11
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When I bought my Mini Lite, I assumed it was a 2" ball since it was just 21'. Didn't find out until I went to pick it up....wasn't REALLY expensive at the dealership, but the fact that I could have picked one up at Wal Mart for 1/3 of the cost kind of irked me.

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Old 04-01-2014, 08:50 PM   #12
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The items in the bed of the truck rearward of the axle do play into affect with the hitch. If you plan to have heavy objects like coolers at the back it'd be wise to bump up the hitches weight rating as it can help distribute the weight back to the front axle. That us what is meant by your comment of times stored in the bed.


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Old 04-01-2014, 10:02 PM   #13
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Hi Jim, congrats on your setup.

I have the same truck/trailer combination that you do, and with the advice you've been given you' ll find that towing is a breeze. I've got a basic WDH with 800lb bars and without sway control, and haven't had any issues with how it tows.

Only issue I've run into in well over 10,000kms towing with this combination was when the tranny temp on my Sierra hit 100 celsius briefly on the Icefields Parkway in the Rockies.

As far as payload capacity goes, I usually have the bed quite full with 4 bikes, a full cooler and a large Rubbemaid with supplies all strapped in there. That being said, with the fresh water tank on the 21rs under the front bunks, we dont travel with full tanks, as you'd want to keep an eye on the tongue weight.

We originally towed our Roo 21rs with a Jeep Grand Cherokee, and upgraded to a 2010 Sierra for better towing and what a difference! The first time I tried the engine braking, you couldn't wipe the smile off my face! It is so much better than getting pushed down the hill by the trailer like we had in our Jeep GC...

Happy camping, enjoy and let us know how it goes!

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