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Old 12-06-2013, 07:50 PM   #21
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If you ask questions here you may not get the answers you want.
You will get the answers you need.
I pulled a 30 foot 6200 lb TT with a short bed CC F150.
I would not choose to do it again.
I suggest that you get an HD truck of some kind b4 you buy or order a TT.
I ordered my F350 to get the highest payload and GVWR with the gas engine.
The sticker on my truck is $46,920.
I will be towing the 6200 lb TT for a couple years then we may move to a GVWR fiver of 10,000 lbs.
My truck is rated to tow a TT over 12,000 lbs and a fiver of 15,000 lbs.
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:06 AM   #22
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Mag,
Thanks for the info on the 320! The weight was something that I haven't been able to find, until now!!

All,
I REALLY appreciate the feedback on the trailer weight vs my current truck. You all have been much more helpful than the 5 or so dealers that I've been to!

As far as TV goes... What are all your thoughts on Gas vs Diesel? I know this can be a whole discussion in itself, but the biggest consideration is that the Truck is also going to be my primary commuting vehicle and Diesel is about $0.70 more than gas here in Cali. I drive about 300 miles (highway) or less a week and would really only be putting any substantial load on the vehicle when towing the trailer. I've never really had a need for a larger truck, until now...
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Old 12-07-2013, 01:48 AM   #23
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I was in a situation similiar to yours when i upgraded to a larger tt this year. I could not justify getting an HD for seasonal towing 6-8 times a year. I am pretty close to my limits with my current set up. After a few modifications and a good WD hitch i am comfortable towing. If you have a crew cab, the biggest issue for me was the hitch weight on the short wheel base. It took me awhile to dial in my hitch adjustments, but finally got it. I have no problem with power with the 5.3 in my truck. I take my time and won`t be winning any races against the HD`s on the hwy. With the lenght of my tt at 33`, I keep everything loaded evenly and careful what i put in my truck bed.
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Old 12-07-2013, 03:17 AM   #24
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I honestly think that gas is the way to go for you.
My F150 had enough go and cruise to get the job done.
It did not have enough stop and heavy handedness for me to really feel in control of our TT.
After my experience and looking toward our future travels, I have to say that too much truck is good.
Trying to load everything evenly and being careful about loading the truck may be an enjoyable pastime for some, but it is not my idea of a relaxing trip.
I have 3,400 lbs of payload to use.
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:11 AM   #25
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Could you keep your truck as a daily driver and buy a used diesel tv?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:09 AM   #26
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My yellow sticker says the dry weight is 7875

I believe when you get the Liberty Express package the 50amp service is included. That package includes (at least mine did) everything in the Premium and value packages.

The 50th anniversary package consists of a different ceiling treatment, light colored corian counters, a more residential looking fireplace mantel and tile surround, LED lighting throughout, LED awning and step lights, a 32' TV (I can't remember if this was a Liberty express upgrade or the 50th anniv upgrade), a picnic table and some other things I can't remember.

I got the second AC and would recommend you do too if you camp a lot in the summer. Mine came with the 15K AC, but most all trailers in Houston do...too hot down here in the summer.

Like I said before, we love this camper and we have 3 kids that are under age 9, so we plan to have it for the long haul. We feel this unit will meet our needs for the future as well when the kids want to bring friends along.

Hope this helps...
If you need any other info, I'd be happy to help
Very interesting you have the second air conditioner since this isn't in the option listing. Where is it located?
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:18 AM   #27
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2nd AC will be in the bedroom
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:26 AM   #28
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It's mounted above the bed in the master
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:29 AM   #29
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2nd AC will be in the bedroom
I ordered the 2014 model with every option and even visited with the factory rep and this was not mentioned, so I am miffed. He did mention with the upgraded 15K air conditioner still remained a 30 amp service.
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:41 AM   #30
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Grey Wolf Travel Trailer by Forest River

this unit is simular to the one that you are looking at compare the weights and see.

Grey Wolf Travel Trailer by Forest River

this unit is what we have, we have the same tv that you have, and have no problems at all. This year we went from Iowa to Ill. to Indiana to Mississippi, to Tennessee with a steep climb, to Arkansas in the mts to Texas then back to Iowa. Our tv handled it great.

Compare ALL weights, but remember that each gallon of liquid weight about 8# the only mods we did to the tv was coil over shocks in the rear, heavy duty shocks in the front,severe duty break pads in the front and a cold air intake system.
We don't tow faster then 60 mph, DH and DS did the changes to the truck. Unless we have a very strong side wind we don't even know that it is there.
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