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Old 02-14-2012, 11:01 AM   #1
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Hello all, trying to find what tow vehicle everyone is using to pull there 365 SAQ camper. I've read everbody's opinion what will and won't work, but I want to see what is actually hooked up and going down the road, with facts about it. Thanks for any input on this.
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Old 02-14-2012, 12:59 PM   #2
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Welcome to the Forum!

Another member recently asked a questions regarding this camper...here's the link.

To add airbags or not???

Given that the weight of this camper will be in the neighborhood of 14000 lbs loaded and a pin weight of 2800 lbs (assuming 20%), you probably need a one ton SRW or DRW. With a 3/4 ton diesel, you'll be over the truck's GVWR and nearing it's RAWR.

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What is your trailers GVWR?
Model numbers with out any other information is really useless.
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Old 02-14-2012, 02:24 PM   #4
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Hello all, trying to find what tow vehicle everyone is using to pull there 365 SAQ camper. I've read everbody's opinion what will and won't work, but I want to see what is actually hooked up and going down the road, with facts about it. Thanks for any input on this.
Welcome to the Forum,

We are towing our 365SAQ with a 2011 GMC 3500 Crew Cab, Dully, Diesel . I had a 2010 Chey 2500 Crew Cab, Std Bed, Diesel but traded it out for the 3500. To much side to side sway and more push than I was comfortable with. We camp in the mountains quite a bit and tow long distances every year, if I had stayed on flat land it would have sufficed until I traded the TV in the future. I do keep running into more and more people using the Ford 450's to tow the 365SAQ and the older Loft (tree House) version of the camper.

I also went with the heavier 20.5 Pullrite Hitch for this setup.

BTW, we stayed in Georgetown last year at Whispering Hills, very nice people there, as part of a trip to Lake Cumberland then Mammoth Cave for a few weeks.
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Old 02-14-2012, 05:05 PM   #5
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I did alot of research here and other forums on my tow vehicle for my new 2012 365 SAQ Sandpiper. I had a 2002 Dodge 2500 Cummins diesel 4x4 with ALOT of performance upgrades. It was a 6 speed High output manual with low miles and in excellent condition. No doubt it would have pulled the 365 with no problems.But stopping and side to side swaying would have been a coupl of issues. After alot of research I decided that my families safety and comfort was the deciding factor. I don't think I could have pulled the camper saftely with the 2500. It was a very very nice truck and I hated to get rid of it but we had bought a little to much camper for it in my opinion. After selling the 2500 I purchased a 2008 Dodge quadcab diesel 4x4 3500 Dually. I have had it a couple of weeks and like it very much. I will be adding Firestone airbags and compressor to the dually to aid with towing duties. Just had all of the fluids and filters changed on it also.
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I pull an '11 345 RET (very similar) with an '05 2500 Ram and have no problems what so ever.

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Old 02-14-2012, 09:55 PM   #7
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Welcome to the Forum,

We are towing our 365SAQ with a 2011 GMC 3500 Crew Cab, Dully, Diesel . I had a 2010 Chey 2500 Crew Cab, Std Bed, Diesel but traded it out for the 3500. To much side to side sway and more push than I was comfortable with. We camp in the mountains quite a bit and tow long distances every year, if I had stayed on flat land it would have sufficed until I traded the TV in the future. I do keep running into more and more people using the Ford 450's to tow the 365SAQ and the older Loft (tree House) version of the camper.

I also went with the heavier 20.5 Pullrite Hitch for this setup.

BTW, we stayed in Georgetown last year at Whispering Hills, very nice people there, as part of a trip to Lake Cumberland then Mammoth Cave for a few weeks.

We camped there twice last year, will be very nice campground with a few more years of growing up
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What is your trailers GVWR?
Model numbers with out any other information is really useless.

Don't have this model, just gathering info on tow vehicles right now. thanks
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