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Old 02-24-2016, 04:58 PM   #1
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29UDQL

Any owners of a 29UDQL here?

Our search for a 36ish foot TH has lead us to the Nitro.

I'm wondering about real world weights. Hoping somebody has weighed their rig and has some info they'd like to share.

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Old 02-25-2016, 06:15 PM   #2
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I have a 29 UDQL5. I have weighed it twice on a CAT scale. The first weight of 13760 is camp ready weight with the Onan generator on board, about 5 gal. of water in the black tank, and no water in the fresh holding tank. The second weight of 14760 was the same load plus two HD touring motorcycles in the garage.

I went from a Hyperlite 27HFS to this and chose this because I didn't want anything much over 35 feet. When I bought it I was thinking it would end up around 12,000 lbs. You can tell this trailer is behind you so make sure your tow vehicle can handle it! Love the layout and the build quality!
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Old 02-25-2016, 07:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for the info. The weights are about what I figured they'd be.

My truck is a '11 Chevy 2500HD. If you subscribe to manufacturers GVWR being the determining factor as to what you can haul/tow the 29UDQL5 is too much trailer.

If you base it as I do on tire and axle ratings, I'm in the clear all the way around.

That being said,as much as we like the 29,I think we'll keep shopping.
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:35 PM   #4
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I have a 29 UDQL5. I have weighed it twice on a CAT scale. The first weight of 13760 is camp ready weight with the Onan generator on board, about 5 gal. of water in the black tank, and no water in the fresh holding tank. The second weight of 14760 was the same load plus two HD touring motorcycles in the garage.

I went from a Hyperlite 27HFS to this and chose this because I didn't want anything much over 35 feet. When I bought it I was thinking it would end up around 12,000 lbs. You can tell this trailer is behind you so make sure your tow vehicle can handle it! Love the layout and the build quality!
Not trying to steal the thread, but ive been pulling a hyperlite 29hfs with a ram 2500 diesel and have also been looking at the 29 Udql5. What kind of truck are you pulling with?
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Old 02-25-2016, 08:46 PM   #5
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I have a 29 UDQL5. I have weighed it twice on a CAT scale. The first weight of 13760 is camp ready weight with the Onan generator on board, about 5 gal. of water in the black tank, and no water in the fresh holding tank. The second weight of 14760 was the same load plus two HD touring motorcycles in the garage.

I went from a Hyperlite 27HFS to this and chose this because I didn't want anything much over 35 feet. When I bought it I was thinking it would end up around 12,000 lbs. You can tell this trailer is behind you so make sure your tow vehicle can handle it! Love the layout and the build quality!
I'm curious about this. Two dressers should weigh more than 1K. Probably 1,600 or so. Would the rest of the weight go onto the pin weight? I looking to haul 2 dresser myself and am in the market for a toy hauler & just trying to understand.

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Old 02-25-2016, 10:30 PM   #6
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I am towing with a 07 Chevy 3500 DRW with a Duramax. Murf2 you are right about the weight of 2 dressers weighing 1600 +/- lbs. I will have to go look at my weigh tickets again to be sure what the numbers are. I do know that with just normal camping gear (food, drinks, grill, propane,linens, etc.) the trailer is around 13,500 lbs. I do know that with the bikes loaded it reduced the pin weight by 500-600 lbs.
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Old 02-25-2016, 10:33 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply! Post up those numbers, when you find them if it'2 not too much trouble.

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I am towing with a 07 Chevy 3500 DRW with a Duramax. Murf2 you are right about the weight of 2 dressers weighing 1600 +/- lbs. I will have to go look at my weigh tickets again to be sure what the numbers are. I do know that with just normal camping gear (food, drinks, grill, propane,linens, etc.) the trailer is around 13,500 lbs. I do know that with the bikes loaded it reduced the pin weight by 500-600 lbs.
thanks, do you know the actual pin weights with and without the load in the back. Sounds a bit much for my truck but its nice to see some real numbers on it.
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Looking at my weight tickets the drive axle is 6380lbs. w/o bikes and 5900lbs. with bikes. So based on that I estimate the pin weight to be around 3200 lbs. w/o bikes, and 2400 lbs. w/ bikes in the back. This setup includes a crew cab 4wd dually diesel (8000 lbs.) pulling the trailer with the on board Onan generator, which sits in the front of the trailer thus adding to pin weight.
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thanks for the numbers. definitely heavier on the pin than i thought!
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