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Old 03-31-2013, 11:36 AM   #31
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I wouldn't get too worked up about this. You will be right at your towing limit with the truck, both at tow rating and GVWR. As long as you don't exceed you rear axle rating I don't see what the problem is. LT tires will be a good move. I would certainly try it before trading it.
I second that thought.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:45 AM   #32
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I will be trying it when I pick it up. Driving about 60 miles to the RV site. Now to keep the wife from overloading with junk like she did with our Houseboat. This is going to be a job because she tries to load with everything but the kitchen sink. The second thing is finding some scales in the Woodstock NB area.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:51 AM   #33
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The second thing is finding some scales in the Woodstock NB area.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:55 AM   #34
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Thanks that helps allot. Found one. I will weigh the setup as Delivered than I will have an Idea how much or how little I can load if anything.
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Old 03-31-2013, 11:57 AM   #35
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What weights should I get? Front wheels, Rear wheels of truck with load and total package including trailer. Not really sure at this point.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:04 PM   #36
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I had a very similar experience when we ordered our 31' Flagstaff TT. Had an '08 Tahoe Z71. Dealer said it would tow "no problem". While waiting many weeks for delivery I did alot of research on this forum & others. Some said I would be fine, others said no. I did not like the thought of white knuckle driving. Ended up making a killer deal on a new '10 Silverado 2500HD LB gasser, traded the Tahoe and kept the payments the same.

Towed the new Flagstaff like a dream but the gas mi. killed me. Then a few years later got the bug for a 5er...doing more research found the 2500 would do it but not as well as a diesel (for the size 5er we wanted) So...what I did and maybe you may want to concider it too...I "traded backards" found a '05 GMC Sierra 3500 CC DRW D/A with 89k miles in mint cond. Did a basic even trade, knocked $20 mo. off & shortened the term by 6 mos.

Got the new 5er and wow it tows it like a dream. Went from 9 mpg. with the gasser (7500 lb TT) to 12.5 mpg in the diesel.(10k lb 5er)

think about it
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:08 PM   #37
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I guess its something to Consider.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:25 PM   #38
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What weights should I get? Front wheels, Rear wheels of truck with load and total package including trailer. Not really sure at this point.
Uncle - this is from our Library. Take a look at this PDF on how to weigh.

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Old 03-31-2013, 12:33 PM   #39
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Thanks so much I reall feel very dumb right now, never in my life would I have thought of all this. You guys have been a great help.
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Old 03-31-2013, 12:42 PM   #40
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FWIW. My TT is 7100lbs dry and I`m towing with a V-10 Excursion with 4.30 gears! And I know it`s back there. That sounds like a lot for a 1/2 ton, unless you got the HD payload with max tow pkg. judging by the trucks GVWR you shown (7200 lbs) it is just a standard F150. that trailer will end up around 7500lbs ready to travel. that is doable if you load the trailer properly. the tongue weight should end up at apporx. 1000lbs.

You`ll want the front and rear (truck) and trailer axles with the WD hitch hooked up. these are the numbers you need. the other thing that will be nice to have is the truck all by itself without the trailer but loaded for a trip.

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