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Old 07-08-2014, 08:08 PM   #21
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I'm with steel framer. We don't drive slower because we want to upset other drivers, it's the safe thing to do.


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Old 07-08-2014, 08:21 PM   #22
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Bed length is do-able. Pin weight is the problem for us tundra drivers. That's why I went with the 8282ws. It had less pin weight.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:49 PM   #23
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The 8285 the OP was looking at was already the lowest pin weight of the 828* series (except the 8280 which is 100lbs less because it has no third slide or outdoor kitchen). All the rest are 150-250lbs more pin weight. And even though the 8285 has a dry pin weight of 1187, anything you put in the BR storage (closet, under bed, cabinets), trunk or passthrough will add at least 50% of its weight on the pin. Unless the OP was going to tow as the factory made 'er, the miniscule cargo capacity the OP's TV had would disappear immediately.

A real problem with today's pickups is that the 'everything but the kitchen sink' option packages count against the '1/2 ton' that you would only get with a stripper.

Thankfully, the General gave my 2500HD a cargo capacity of 2487 even though it is the Loaded Truck CC D/A model so I've still got a healthy margin left after loading the 8282, the hitch, DW and stuff in the back seat.

That's why everyone here says you need at least a 250/2500 to tow most 5ers.
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Old 07-08-2014, 09:54 PM   #24
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I forgot that some pin weights changed with the 2014 model. My 2013 8282 was listed as 11??.
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Old 07-08-2014, 10:05 PM   #25
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We ended up going with a travel trailer. It's a Rockwood Signature Ultra Lite. The 8319ss and it has a hitch weight of 639 pounds, which we are much more comfortable with. It doesn't have the island in the kitchen but does have barstools and it still has the recliners which we love. Thank you all for the help!


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Old 07-08-2014, 11:01 PM   #26
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Good choice. Enjoy
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