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Old 09-30-2016, 11:46 AM   #41
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See more accidents with Class A, B & C's that with TT and 5ers.
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Old 09-30-2016, 12:23 PM   #42
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See more accidents with Class A, B & C's that with TT and 5ers.
I agree with that 100%
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:00 PM   #43
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It is not about pulling but rather stopping it...
All my trailers have been equipped with brakes that are more than capable of stopping both the trailer and the truck.
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Old 09-30-2016, 01:05 PM   #44
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All my trailers have been equipped with brakes that are more than capable of stopping both the trailer and the truck.
Yep. And if you lose trailer brakes, you could be in for trouble regardless of TV. I actually think I'd take a 7200 pound TV with a 10K TT over a 12K DRW 1 ton with 20K behind it (most are rated to tow considerably more than this now) if I had to choose one to lose brakes with.
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Yes - the trailer should doing a lot of the braking. I read some posts on here where folks warped the rotors on their F150s or F250s. That tells me something isn't setup properly. I started with a class C motorhome in the 80s and saw some crazy things on the road back then. Most of the RV crash scenes I have seen after the fact were motorhomes by far. Maybe because they are distracted more? Second was probably boats being pulled on trailers.
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Jon A just posted this on another thread here today. If concerned about safety it should be read.

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Great article. It is a repeat of most of my points exactly. Weigh your rig! Most medium to large 5ers probably need at least a 350 3500 class truck and often a duelly. Chances are very good that a 250 2500 size truck is over payload. If it is a heavier toy hauler it most certainly is.

We are considering a 5er now and have learned that for Ford at least only an F350 duelly or bigger can handle the loaded pin weight of the 5er we are considering which is large (40') but there are larger ones. What we see at the campgrounds are scarily undersized for the most part. A lot of folks tell us they know they are over payload on the truck but knock on wood.....

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Boy did *this* thread take a dive
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Any time a 1/2 T is mentioned, everyone with a bigger truck has to chime in that they can't pull anything but a lawn trailer. They just love to brag about their bigger trucks.
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Great article. It is a repeat of most of my points exactly. Weigh your rig! Most medium to large 5ers probably need at least a 350 3500 class truck and often a duelly. Chances are very good that a 250 2500 size truck is over payload. If it is a heavier toy hauler it most certainly is.

We are considering a 5er now and have learned that for Ford at least only an F350 duelly or bigger can handle the loaded pin weight of the 5er we are considering which is large (40') but there are larger ones. What we see at the campgrounds are scarily undersized for the most part. A lot of folks tell us they know they are over payload on the truck but knock on wood.....

We have had every thing from TTs to 5ers and a class A. The heavy 5er left before the class A and did not miss the long bed dually as my truck is also
my daily driver. We now have a 35' 5er. The published pin is 1705 and as loaded 2110 with extra battery, W/D, and front AC. Well within ALL numbers on my 2016 F350 SRW 4X4 6.7. Just the 2 of us and 1 small dog and this is the most comfortable rig we have ever had in 43 years.
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