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Old 09-29-2016, 07:04 PM   #31
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I was referring to the OP: with 7800 dry any extra cargo in TT & TV his payload would be challenged.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:07 PM   #32
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:19 PM   #33
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So are you over weight with the 5r? Just because you have towed all over that doesn't make it safe. More likely lucky. If you are afraid of the Rockies then you're definitely under trucked.
Not afraid of the Rockies, went there in the 72 El Camino and again in the 81, as they say, "Been there, done that." We winter in FL and have no desire to go west of the Mississippi anymore. Just because I don't tow with a Mack doesn't make it unsafe. Have no desire for a bigger truck when what I have does just fine at 55-65 mph. BTW, pin wt is less than 1100#
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:28 PM   #34
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The payload/rear axle is the issue - even if it is the Titan XD.

That is exactly where our TT started empty. Ours loaded and weighed is 9080. You need a very good WDH like a Husky Centerline TS to transfer enough weight to the steering axle and trailer axles.

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I was referring to the OP: with 7800 dry any extra cargo in TT & TV his payload would be challenged.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:25 PM   #35
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So 12% of 9080 is 1089 plus the hitch weight goes towards payload. Better check your payload or cargo carrying capacity posted inside your driver door.
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Old 09-29-2016, 09:42 PM   #36
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I would do as many have stated, LT tires, trans. cooler, I would also look into a rear sway bar. Without a trans. temp gauge I would change the fluid often, I change mine once a year, I also change all my fluids once a year. It won't hurt anything to make sure it is in good shape, heat kills. Good luck with your set up, and be safe.
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Old 09-29-2016, 10:04 PM   #37
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It is not about pulling but rather stopping it.
I did not mention it, but this is the main reason why I traded my Titan. I was also over on tongue weight, which I believe the OP might be as well.
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What is 12% ? I weighed it. Did you not read all of the posts?

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So 12% of 9080 is 1089 plus the hitch weight goes towards payload. Better check your payload or cargo carrying capacity posted inside your driver door.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:56 AM   #39
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So are you over weight with the 5r? Just because you have towed all over that doesn't make it safe. More likely lucky. If you are afraid of the Rockies then you're definitely under trucked.

The man is still here to talk about it, I'd say he's pretty safe, luck always runs out at some point. I was asked last week if I wanted to go to California, have no desire so I said no way, am I undertucked?? Man I hope not.Click image for larger version

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Old 09-30-2016, 11:30 AM   #40
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My dealer says about 80% of the 250s they weigh with 5ers are over payload.
If we assume that your % is correct, which I don't doubt from my own observation, and then we consider the rarity of accidents involving 3/4 tons pulling RV's..... the only logical conclusion is?????
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