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Old 02-12-2014, 09:19 AM   #21
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your assuming your bar choice is going to make up for your lack of truck. You need to take what everyone is suggesting more seriously, for the safety of your family. You are probably at your limits if you left camper empty and family at home.
Kind of how the weight police assume that extra truck makes up for lack of towing experience? Not trying to start a war here, but just last week I looked up Youtube videos of RV wrecks, and everything I could find involved trucks that were easily capable of handling the loads. Maybe too much truck causes poor or inexperienced drivers to have a false sense of security????
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Old 02-12-2014, 01:39 PM   #22
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Kind of how the weight police assume that extra truck makes up for lack of towing experience? Not trying to start a war here, but just last week I looked up Youtube videos of RV wrecks, and everything I could find involved trucks that were easily capable of handling the loads. Maybe too much truck causes poor or inexperienced drivers to have a false sense of security????
there are probably as many overloaded 3/4 ton trucks are there are 1/2s. The pin weight puts them over their GVWR or payload. I have a 1 ton for that reason. The trailer I had when I bought the 1 ton is the same size/weight that you are trying to justify is perfectly fine for a 1/2 ton.
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We just purchased a Crossroads Slingshot 27gtrb, pulling with a 2003 GMC Envoy xl inline 6. Transmission stated leaking home from dealer. I am learning real fast that a salesman will tell you you vechicle will pull any thing he has on lot for sale. (:
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:19 PM   #24
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We just purchased a Crossroads Slingshot 27gtrb, pulling with a 2003 GMC Envoy xl inline 6.
!!!! MY GOD! that's a 28' TT! pulled by a very short wheelbase vehicle, even if it's an XL.
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!!!! MY GOD! that's a 28' TT! pulled by a very short wheelbase vehicle, even if it's an XL.
Gotta be one heck of a ride!!!
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Old 02-17-2014, 05:32 PM   #26
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I had a Yukon XL when we had our first trailer, which was 28ft. NO WAY would I have attempted to tow that with anything less. The Yukon was barely sufficient in the hills.
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Gotta be one heck of a ride!!!
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I have a 30kqbss and I am pulling it with a 3500 DRW after the first couple of trips and seeing how much the rear end squats when the camper is hitched I have decided to install a WDH just for safety for my family. I could not imagine pulling that with a 1/2 ton with a WDH.
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Old 02-18-2014, 09:40 AM   #29
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We just purchased a 2014 salem 30qbss and i am towing with a 2004 f 150.

I am wondering if either towing gear setup is better then the other. The dealer sells the round bar style, but people are telling me that the "reese" style square bars are better. Any opinions???? I will also be running dual cam sway. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Reese sells both type of D/Cam bars,(round & Trunion square). Both are available for 1200 and more lbs. Reese is the (Only) D/Cam setup. When you said people say the (Reese type) are better you already have Reese (IF) its Dual Cam? Youroo!!
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We just purchased a 2014 salem 30qbss and i am towing with a 2004 f 150.

I am wondering if either towing gear setup is better then the other. The dealer sells the round bar style, but people are telling me that the "reese" style square bars are better. Any opinions???? I will also be running dual cam sway. Any info is appreciated. Thanks in advance.

I have used the square style for 30 years and it worked fine. My three brother-in - laws all have the round bar style and like them very well. I just bought a new Husky 800-1200 round bar style and I like the looks of it and will use it on SpringBreak. Either will work as long as they are rated for the tongue weight of what you are pulling. I see that most have by passed your question and went in about your tow vehicle. The answers given should be considered just as much as your hitch preference. Your truck can pull what you have, but it will work a lot harder at it.
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