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Old 03-23-2015, 06:41 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info that you all have provided. I have already made the call to get the Equalizer 1400/14000 WDH. I wouldn't be comfortable with the 1000/10000 WDH that I already have so I'll just try to sell it. The new hitch is $723.00 installed from rvwholesalers and I'm also adding an electric tongue jack. I am planning on keeping my truck bed and front compartments of the camper empty while towing. My toy hauler should be in any day and I can't wait for our first trip in May.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:49 PM   #12
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Dry camp/boondock much?

As you use stuff your trailer will get lighter.

Water is 8.3.... per gallon and you can add or remove very easy.


About 42 pounds per five gallon container.
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Old 03-23-2015, 06:59 PM   #13
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I got my hitch for about $230 rated at 16000/17000WDH and installed it with some simple tools and a floor jack... You can save yourself some money

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Old 03-23-2015, 07:00 PM   #14
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No I don't boondock at all, We stay mainly at State parks. I could take water containers and fill them up for my trip home to replace the weight of the firewood I burn during the weekend. I guess where there's a will there's a way, I'll just have to figure it out.
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Old 03-23-2015, 07:06 PM   #15
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I got my hitch for about $230 rated at 16000/17000WDH and installed it with some simple tools and a floor jack... You can save yourself some money

B and W Trailer Hitch for Chevrolet Silverado 2500 2014 - BWHDRH25600
Thanks for the link. I think I'm good with the factory hitch once I get the proper WDH on there.
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:16 AM   #16
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Relax and enjoy
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Old 03-24-2015, 09:20 AM   #17
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I'm pulling 11,000 with almost 2,000 on my tongue with an F350 Dually with Airlift air bags. It's a classV hitch with 1,500 max tongue and 10,000 max and no WDH and it tows like a dream at 70mph all day long. If anybody should stress it's me.
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I'm starting to relax and I will enjoy it, just waiting for it to come in so I can get my hands on it. Should be any day now.
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Know the feeling 8)
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Old 03-24-2015, 12:22 PM   #20
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Your right, sorry. I thought I read that your trucks rating was at 1000lbs TW.. I see now that you are more than covered on the hitch department. I agree with rblack when you get your new rig just enjoy it and don't worry about. Plus I would just load it normal then wiegh the trailer including the TW and see if you have do any special loading if it's too heavy... Remember TW should be between 10/15% of trailer total weight. Closer to 15% is best...
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