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Old 02-27-2015, 06:12 AM   #11
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The main thing is to check the rear section of the frame were the hitch is bolted to. On the Coachmen 30BP the frame has about a 18"-24" extension added at the rear. It is welded with just a small reinforcement plate. The extra weight could cause problems. The engine and transmission will not even notice the extra weight. The combination is used on the 26,000 lb chassis. The only other thing would be the rear axle rating.
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Old 02-27-2015, 06:27 AM   #12
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All great info everyone!! Can't thank you enough for taking the time to respond to my posting here. I will get to the scales, we have a truck stop not to far away. We bring Jenny home next Saturday, and l hope spring finds us up here real soon!


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Old 02-27-2015, 06:44 AM   #13
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So to scale this thing out I would drive across the scale so that the RV is off the scale and only the trailer with the Jeep on it are on the scale correct?


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Old 02-27-2015, 07:11 AM   #14
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Just as well weight each of the axles and the weight of the whole unit, it will not cost you anymore.
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Old 02-27-2015, 08:17 AM   #16
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So to scale this thing out I would drive across the scale so that the RV is off the scale and only the trailer with the Jeep on it are on the scale correct?


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Jenny,
You will need to disconnect the trailer from the RV to get it's actual individual weight. If you don't part of the trailer's weight will remain on it's tongue and the RV's hitch lowering the weight from what it actually is.

As to your V10, it's a great motor and broken in as of 500 miles. If you want a cheap upgrade, look to Mike at 5Star tuning. He writes custom tunes for V10's that make them a totally different motor. My last tow vehicle was a V10 and his tuner for under $400 made it into a completely different truck.
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Why dont you flat tow it to cut down the weight?
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Old 02-28-2015, 12:51 PM   #18
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I agree. Much safer IMHO.
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Old 03-01-2015, 07:10 AM   #19
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My Jeep is a built hard core rock crawler sitting on 37" BF Goodrich MT's locked front and rear. Though it is still street legal, it's days of a flat tow are over. That's why the trailer.


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