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Old 04-04-2013, 12:19 AM   #91
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I think it could be way higher than we think. Because as has been and is currently being discussed on this forum people do not do their homework. They go into a dealership--- TV/RV--- uneducated about weight and what it really means. How many times do we here ... THAT DURAMAX/ALLISON will pull anything, or THAT CUMMINGS or POWER STROKE no problem. It's just a shame as hard as we try to help educate our fellow campers the questions come after the deal is done and now it's time for WHITE KNUCKLE driving or a big PIT in the stomach. Didn't mean to rant or change the thread.
Not everyone is like that...some of us are doing our due diligence so we are informed buyers. Admittedly, I don't like the information I've found; but I very much appreciate it. This way, weights are off the table when I purchase. Thanks to you guys, I'm seriously amending my thought pattern an looking at the tiny 19HFS-EP now.

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Old 04-04-2013, 01:00 AM   #92
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I purchased my truck knowing full well that I am at the max or over for this truck. The problem I have is my seasonal site is only 20 miles away and I couldn't justify a 3/4 diesel to tow a trailer 20 miles twice a year. Now there is a chance that I could pull the trailer out of the seasonal site for a weekend trip but I also have my dads Duramax diesel that I could borrow if needed. I do plan on going to the scales to see where I am at with this truck but as it is always good to know all the facts. Truck is rated at 10,050 don't know the other ratings offhand. Shipping weight of the trailer was in the 7,700 range. Trailer was sold as 1/2ton towable. Looking forward to get all the numbers and actually seeing where I am.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:02 PM   #93
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As of yesterday, I'm no longer over my TV GVWR. I was towing last year with a Nissan Titan. Never felt comfortable. Took this beast on a test drive, hooked up the trailer, jumped on the HW and made up my mind before I got on the HW from the on ramp. OMG what a difference!
I have to thank this forum for keeping me and my family safe!

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:04 PM   #94
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Here is the old set up...

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Old 04-04-2013, 02:17 PM   #95
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Nice improvement.
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Old 04-04-2013, 02:30 PM   #96
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Nice improvement.


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Old 04-04-2013, 04:30 PM   #97
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Here is the old set up...

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And if this is what you have, then you make due. Man, I would LOVE to have your setup...but, it is not in the cards. So, some of us make due with what we have.

BTW, Great new TV!! LOVE IT!!!
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Old 04-04-2013, 04:40 PM   #98
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And if this is what you have, then you make due. Man, I would LOVE to have your setup...but, it is not in the cards. So, some of us make due with what we have.

BTW, Great new TV!! LOVE IT!!!
Thanks! The Titan "pulled" the TT, but I was not relaxed when I got to the destination.
I'm not made of money either. This was one of those to good to be true deals. Closest one I could find in the ballpark was $5000.00 more. Probably got it right above auction price.
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As of yesterday, I'm no longer over my TV GVWR. I was towing last year with a Nissan Titan. Never felt comfortable. Took this beast on a test drive, hooked up the trailer, jumped on the HW and made up my mind before I got on the HW from the on ramp. OMG what a difference!
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Awesome looking TV. Congrats! Happy to say that as of today I will not tow over GVWR as well.
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