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Old 07-26-2015, 08:52 AM   #31
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I understand your dilemma. I went thru the same thing several years ago. The truck might be rated, but in the real world rhings are far different. You need to load the truck like your going camping and drive across a set of scales. I think you will be asrounded at how heavy it really is. Personally I would start shopping for your last truck now. Where do you see yourself RV wise in fiven years? Buy a truck now to fit that trailer.

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Old 07-27-2015, 05:05 PM   #32
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Read the Stickers

Got a 2011 F150 EcoBoost 3.73, 8200# package (7 lug E tires) HT (11,200), HP (2,393). Too many people don't read the stickers and believe the sales person at the truck dealer and RV dealer.
Haven't seen too many 5 lug rear axles that can pull more than 7-8,000 with a payload of 1,600 - 1,800 (look at the sticker - be sure to include the tongue weight in that figure).

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Old 07-28-2015, 05:33 AM   #33
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If you are insistent on doing it yourself, go slow, accelerate slowly, brake slowly, etc. Take your time and don't worry if you hold up traffic behind you. Just remember, each time you move it you are gambling and major repairs will cut into your larger truck piggybank.

Good luck.

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42 nights camping in 2015
49 nights so far in 2016 (Still Not Enough!)
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