Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-23-2013, 06:29 PM   #51
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: X
Posts: 2,781
Yeah but Joe, you're going to want to buy a bigger truck soon anyway, so you may as well just go ahead and do it now. ;-)
__________________

__________________
BarryD0706 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 07:09 PM   #52
Senior Member
 
JoeMazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by BarryD0706 View Post
Yeah but Joe, you're going to want to buy a bigger truck soon anyway, so you may as well just go ahead and do it now. ;-)
Nope...Tundra suits me just fine.
Thanks all the same......
__________________

__________________
2015 Jayco Precept 35UP

JoeMazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-23-2013, 09:34 PM   #53
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMazz View Post
Yep, sure did. Pin weights were higher on the crusaders and I was fighting for every pound I could shave off.
1000 lbs heavier dry wright, 3 feet shorter and 100 lbs+ more on the pin than the rockwood 8282ws. A lot of manufacturers offer one similar to the crusader rst295. Open range light is similar but I don't like the stupid goose neck hitch.
__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 01:53 PM   #54
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by JoeMazz View Post
Nope...Tundra suits me just fine.
Thanks all the same......
Hey Joe. New caution. Recently my island turned over in transit during a turn and rode a ways leaning against the stereo facing. Only left scuff marks but could have been worse. Island is very top heavy. Gonna try to rig a secure mount against the lower pantry doors. Will post photos if it works out.
__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 02:02 PM   #55
Senior Member
 
JoeMazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
Hey Joe. New caution. Recently my island turned over in transit during a turn and rode a ways leaning against the stereo facing. Only left scuff marks but could have been worse. Island is very top heavy. Gonna try to rig a secure mount against the lower pantry doors. Will post photos if it works out.
I've been wrapping the wife's bicycle in a comforter with the front tire in between the desk and the island.
__________________
2015 Jayco Precept 35UP

JoeMazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 02:13 PM   #56
Senior Member
 
JoeMazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
Hey Joe. New caution. Recently my island turned over in transit during a turn and rode a ways leaning against the stereo facing. Only left scuff marks but could have been worse. Island is very top heavy. Gonna try to rig a secure mount against the lower pantry doors. Will post photos if it works out.
Or you could just try and keep all the tires on the ground on turns...
__________________
2015 Jayco Precept 35UP

JoeMazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 02:46 PM   #57
Senior Member
 
French's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Guelph Ontario
Posts: 132
Joe mazz

As i understand this thread you finally have your new rig with its mis matched ISLAND counter corrected and all is good? yes?? Have you towed it around several hundred miles or more? if so how are hills handled?
Have you weighed your rig fully loaded? If so are you under your max weight?

I can tow 9600lb and load 1850lb max. Your Tundra is likely in that range I would guess.

The Rockwood lite line up has a wide range of pin weights from just over 1000 to almost 1700. I am leaning toward 1200 or so max leaving 600 pounds of stuff. According to GM the max load is calculated after a full tank of gas and 300 lb of people (2) on board.

Like you i am looking to be careful with the weight and not be over -otherwise TV warranty will be void. Thoughts??

MANY THANKS!!
Dave
__________________
French is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 03:00 PM   #58
Senior Member
 
JoeMazz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 177
Quote:
Originally Posted by French View Post
Joe mazz

As i understand this thread you finally have your new rig with its mis matched ISLAND counter corrected and all is good? yes?? Have you towed it around several hundred miles or more? if so how are hills handled?
Have you weighed your rig fully loaded? If so are you under your max weight?

I can tow 9600lb and load 1850lb max. Your Tundra is likely in that range I would guess.

The Rockwood lite line up has a wide range of pin weights from just over 1000 to almost 1700. I am leaning toward 1200 or so max leaving 600 pounds of stuff. According to GM the max load is calculated after a full tank of gas and 300 lb of people (2) on board.

Like you i am looking to be careful with the weight and not be over -otherwise TV warranty will be void. Thoughts??

MANY THANKS!!
Dave
RV is actually back at the dealer still trying to iron out the last of the table issues, but I did take it on a short 100 mile, long weekend and it pulled like my old 20ft TT. No hills though.
As I'm sure you've read, with a half ton, it's all about the pin weight. My Tundra has a payload of 1650, but that's one 150lb driver and a full tank of gas. Add hitch in the bed, wife, kid, dog and gear I'm down to 1300 fast. I went on the trip with a stock suspension and full fresh water tank, and it sagged a little so I just added airbags.
I'm happy with the pin weight of my 8282ws, although there are guys with Tundra's on this site that pull the 8289ws and that pin has to be up around 1600-1700 loaded.
Wish I had a 3/4 ton that magically fit in my garage, but I don't, and this set up so far works well.
__________________
2015 Jayco Precept 35UP

JoeMazz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 05:28 PM   #59
Senior Member
 
Ksilvi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Newport, MI
Posts: 210
Quote:
Originally Posted by dcheatwood View Post
1000 lbs heavier dry wright, 3 feet shorter and 100 lbs+ more on the pin than the rockwood 8282ws. A lot of manufacturers offer one similar to the crusader rst295. Open range light is similar but I don't like the stupid goose neck hitch.
Actually, the Crusader 295RST is 3" LONGER (31'11") than the Rockwood 8282ws (31'8"). It also comes standard with the Lippert Ground Control self-leveling system, which has been wonderful! Just press the Auto-Level button and walk away!
__________________
2014 PT Crusader 295RST-TE
2014 F-150 FX4
Ksilvi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2013, 08:13 PM   #60
Site Team
 
dcheatwood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 3,380
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ksilvi View Post
Actually, the Crusader 295RST is 3" LONGER (31'11") than the Rockwood 8282ws (31'8"). It also comes standard with the Lippert Ground Control self-leveling system, which has been wonderful! Just press the Auto-Level button and walk away!
My bad. I pulled up specs from a random online search and got specs for a different unit. I have looked at primetime and liked em.
__________________

__________________
2013 Rockwood 8282WS
Reese Revolution Pin, Reese 16K
2008 Tundra Limited Double Cab 5.7L
Air Lift 5000 w/Wireless Air

dcheatwood is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:58 AM.