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Old 04-12-2015, 02:49 PM   #1
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New Freedom Express 310BHDS

Hello All! Picked up our new TT yesterday. Much bigger than it looked at the camper show. My truck looks small next to it. Sticker on side says TT is 600 pounds heavier than the brochure said. 7100 and trucks max is 9600. I'll do scales to check when we have it setup but curious what you all think of size. TV is 2014 Sierra with 5.3, Tekonsha P3 brake controller and WD Hitch with friction sway control. How close do you think I'll be?Click image for larger version

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Old 04-12-2015, 10:43 PM   #2
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Congrats on your Freedom Express 310BHDS.
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Old 04-14-2015, 12:24 AM   #3
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Congrats on the new trailer. We purchased a 310BHDS in 2014 and when we load it up for a week of fun the scales show us at 8600 without water in the tanks. I used to own a Ram 1500 4x4 crew with all the heavy duty towing features but have recently upgraded to a 2500 Ram 6.4 Hemi mega cab. The reason being was due to the swaying issue when large trucks would pass. The 1/2 ton suspension was just too light for the 36 foot trailer, even with the weight dist hitch. With the new truck you don't even know its back their , no more sway and the rig stops so much better..
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:10 AM   #4
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I just weighed my 233rbs and the tongue weight is what shocked me. I don't even have that much stuff in the front compartment. 1000 pounds.
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Old 04-14-2015, 10:42 AM   #5
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I am in a very similar boat- towing a Puma about the same length but a little heavier than your Coachmen with a Ford F150. I REALLY suggest you take a look at the ProPride 3P hitch. I went from a standard WDH with friction bar to an Equalizer to the 3P and it is absolutely amazing. It took me over 3 years of reading and contemplating to convince myself to drop the money on the 3P. I paid too much attention to the posts from people that didn't own one. Really wish I had bought one from the get-go and had a more enjoyable towing experience all those years.
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Old 04-16-2015, 05:23 PM   #6
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Hmmm....taking it out next weekend but campground not far. Probably won't really tow out on highway until Memorial Day. Sounds like even if all my weights are good it will be the sway that gets me. How about a second friction sway bar? Setup came with one on passenger side but paperwork said I could add another. I've heard about the ProPride... All good reviews. What does it do different?
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Old 04-17-2015, 08:52 AM   #7
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Hmmm....taking it out next weekend but campground not far. Probably won't really tow out on highway until Memorial Day. Sounds like even if all my weights are good it will be the sway that gets me. How about a second friction sway bar? Setup came with one on passenger side but paperwork said I could add another. I've heard about the ProPride... All good reviews. What does it do different?
It mechanically prevents the trailer from inducing a swaying force on the TV. Completely different animal than friction based systems. There are several videos showing how they work if you google it.
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Old 04-17-2015, 10:27 AM   #8
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Congrats on the 310 BHDS.


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Old 04-26-2015, 05:53 PM   #9
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Just came home from three night outing in Southeastern Mass. Cold nights but days warmed to mid fifties. Love this camper! Only complaint was the Coleman outdoor grille. The grate warped first time cooking with it. I'm going to see if I can fit grates from a Weber portable grill, can order them online. Towed great with the GMC. Only a 20 minute drive from home, no highway. This forum was so helpful to me with tips for towing, setup, etc. ready to head out again in two weeks!
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Old 04-28-2015, 01:57 AM   #10
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Good combination, have the exact same truck (2014 GMC 1500 Z71) and our 310BHDS just arrived at the dealer. Can't wait ... Did you get tow mirrors for the Sierra? If so what? I'm considering getting a set of the mirrors off the 2015 HD but they are expensive.
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