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Old 09-12-2011, 08:59 PM   #51
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Just make sure you don't skimp on the details in your ad- put as much as you can. I would also include the floorplan in the pictures; as well as at least one shot of the outside.

Keep in mind that us trailer geeks know that trailer, but your average person on Kijiji does not. Things I would include:
- Fridge and freezer size
- Stove- number of burners.
- Oven?
- Microwave
- Size of water tanks
- Queen size walk around bed.
- Talk about the storage
- A/C and furnace
- Dual kitchen sinks
- What does it have for audio and video?

You've got a great trailer- now it's your job to sell it!
Thanks - good advice

I am just talking to hubby, who was also under the impression we had the extra weight rated towing capacity. I guess if the VIN number says the truck is base towing package - if the towing package was uprated at any stage it would have been in the records? So we must presume we don't have it.

Neither of us are too happy right now!
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:15 PM   #52
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There is nothing shabby about a 9700 tow rating.....that is 400 lbs over my tow capacity.

That trailer shows a 6550 lb. empty weight....it probably weighs 7000 lbs after adding options, propane and a battery. If you load 1000 lbs in your trailer, then you are still well under the 9700 lb. tow rating. The F150 should handle that well. The somewhat heavy tongue weight cuts into the GVWR of the truck, but if you keep the load lite in the bed of the truck, have your WDH and sway control setup properly, and have a good brake controller, there is no reason that that fairly long wheelbased F150 can't tow that trailer.
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Old 09-12-2011, 09:22 PM   #53
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There is nothing shabby about a 9700 tow rating.....that is 400 lbs over my tow capacity.
Ya, but you were sensible and knowledgeable and bought a camper which was the right size for your truck!

Edited to add more, because my internet connection is slow here and I didn't get the rest of your message....

THANK YOU for that last comment - I actually feel much happier after reading that! We have two batteries, so I guess that's yet more weight - but we do keep the truck pretty much empty. In fact there is only us, two pushbikes and two border collies in the truck - whatever we need is in the camper, and that's pretty empty too!
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Old 09-12-2011, 10:46 PM   #54
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Load up the trailer & truck and head to the scales. Once you do this you will know what numbers you are actually dealing with. This will make you feel better... (or not).

While your trailer is up for sale try to get out and enjoy it in the meantime. The more you use it the more you can find out what you like and don't like. It's not a bad thing to get some use out of your "Investment" until it has a new owner.
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Old 09-13-2011, 02:31 AM   #55
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Load up the trailer & truck and head to the scales. Once you do this you will know what numbers you are actually dealing with. This will make you feel better... (or not).

While your trailer is up for sale try to get out and enjoy it in the meantime. The more you use it the more you can find out what you like and don't like. It's not a bad thing to get some use out of your "Investment" until it has a new owner.
Good idea! It's actually not far to the scales! That is definitely worth doing
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Old 09-13-2011, 10:43 PM   #56
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Our friends tow their 32-footer with a ram 1500 short-box, and it does fine. They don't plan on making any trips over huge mountains, but it is very adequate for what they're towing.
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Old 09-14-2011, 11:33 AM   #57
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trading trailers

My wife and I bought a Hybrid trailer,Surveyor 224t, has lots of room inside to sit if you need to and you can pull out 3 beds for company if you want to. My wife and I have back problems and then traded it for a Tracer 29BDH so we are doing the opposite of what you are looking at doing,lol. But look at the a/n trailer and I think you will like the layout for your needs,imho. Oh by the way, we now tow a 6000lb trailer with a 2006 Ford F150 SC with a 4.6 motor, it hauls it just fine. What you have will tow your trailer just fine, only on the hills will you notice it struggling a little , but thats what trucks were made for, relax and try and enjoy the scenery,lol.


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My wife and I bought a Hybrid trailer,Surveyor 224t, has lots of room inside to sit if you need to and you can pull out 3 beds for company if you want to. My wife and I have back problems and then traded it for a Tracer 29BDH so we are doing the opposite of what you are looking at doing,lol. But look at the a/n trailer and I think you will like the layout for your needs,imho. Oh by the way, we now tow a 6000lb trailer with a 2006 Ford F150 SC with a 4.6 motor, it hauls it just fine. What you have will tow your trailer just fine, only on the hills will you notice it struggling a little , but thats what trucks were made for, relax and try and enjoy the scenery,lol.


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Thanks Dennis.

We are actually looking at the Surveyor SP220? There seems to be some models with leaf axles and some with torsion - so don't quite know why that is. The layout is amazing, and doesn't feel too much different to the big Wildwood, we were very impressed when we sat in it.

We intend to investigate much more of course, after what has happened but it sure looks like it might do the trick for us.

The only thing is - is why are the Surveyors $10K cheaper in the States! I think we need a visit across the border! Anyone on here a US dealer?!!
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Lots of dealers in the States will be glad to sell you a trailer and will even arrange delivery for you,ours came from a dealer in Detroit through a small independent dealer in NS.
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Old 09-24-2011, 11:56 PM   #60
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My husband and I looked for it seemed like forever for the right camper, for just the two of us. We finally decided on the Micro lite with the slideout, the camper has the floor space we need not to get in each other's way, and the bath is nice. The bed is just right for us, since we put memory foam on it, and it weighs about 3200 dry. The wonderful thing is I can park and drive this with our Dodge Dakota 4x4! It serves what we always wanted no canvas and enough space and perks so we don't go crazy if it is raining! I have always thought campers were made for 2 people anyway, but then we don't have children and that is how we like it.
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