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Old 08-17-2015, 02:25 PM   #11
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I have never had a BPTT so I really cant comment on how they pull.But I have back and leg nurapethy issues and cant do steps either.We also have an older husky that cant do steps and she goes where I go,always. Our solution was a fifth wheel toy hauler.We leave the ramp down and dont even fold the steps out.The garage space is a real bonus as well.I can handle the steps up to the br because its only a couple times a day.
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Old 08-17-2015, 04:03 PM   #12
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Maybe trailer tire air pressure low?
Had this problem once! Learned my lesson! Symptoms were as you describe.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #13
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I own a 28RKS and am pulling it with an F250 6.4. How fast were you going? I found the amount of work needed to pull the TT goes up dramatically above 65mph. I usually stay about 60-65mph and the mileage I get is about the same as the city mpg without towing (10-12 mpg depending on terrain). It shouldn't be a huge chore to pull it, so yes I would get it and the truck checked .
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:20 PM   #14
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I've been RV'ing since 1970, pulling both TT's & 5th wheels. They do pull different, especially reaction to the wind wall of passing trucks and when turning, but comparable lengths and weights shouldn't pull "harder" unless affected by head winds or trailer brake/bearing, tire pressure issues. I was towing south bound on US 127 in Michigan and thought something was wrong with my truck. I had to keep my foot all most in the radiator to maintain speed. When I stopped for a potty break, I just about got blown away by the wind out of the south. Then I knew what my problem was.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:23 PM   #15
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I've owned 2 TTs and towed a 5er a few times, sharing driving duties... If your TT is set up and the WDH is set right, you'll never know that much difference. I know a lot of folks think nothing pulls like a 5er... but... really? Two or three times harder... gimme a break.
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Old 08-17-2015, 06:44 PM   #16
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I've owned 2 TTs and towed a 5er a few times, sharing driving duties... If your TT is set up and the WDH is set right, you'll never know that much difference. I know a lot of folks think nothing pulls like a 5er... but... really? Two or three times harder... gimme a break.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:08 PM   #17
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The tongue weight will be much heavier even though the TT weighs less. You are now working with unbalanced weight. Nothing unsafe but takes some getting used to
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:12 PM   #18
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Follow up to my post. Pulled it home today and seemed to do better. I went one link up on my equalizer bars and turned voltage down on brake controller. It handled better with the increased tension on the bars but still doesn't explain the heavy feeling pulling. The brake controller could possibly have been dragging the brakes just abit. As I said wheels were warm but not hot. Forgot to check them when I got home today. It was raining and I was happy just to get home and unloaded. Transmission temp still went to 200 and don't think it did that when pulling my fiver but 200 is still well within limits. Next step is getting truck checked out which will include servicing the transmission.
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:21 PM   #19
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Pulling a 2012 Flagstaff TT that has sticker wt of 7800 lbs with cargo of 1300 and I am getting close to that. Changed my WDH out to a Blue Ox 2 years ago which made a BIG diff especially in sway issues, hear similar comments with other folks that have upgraded their WDH. I pull with a Chevy 2500 with extra cooling on trany, temp never runs above 180 in worst high temp days in some pretty good hills. No issues on engine pulling hard, run around 1600 - 1700 rpm at 67 on the Duramax. As others mentioned something going on there. Tip I got from vendor at rally, use a laser heat measuring gun at axles to check bearing temp to see if all are similar.
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Possibly have the axle alignment checked. If the axles are not square to the frame you will have so extra drag.
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