2002 Cardinal 29LE - Help, Please
I have spent some time searching for this information. If this has already been asked and answered, please forgive me, but I was unable to find this.
We are looking at a 2002 Cardinal 29LE. There is no sticker in the trailer with the normal specification information. If someone has a similar unit, could you please help me? This unit is fully insulated and has the "Arctic Package" with the insulated basement and holding tanks. Although the current owner told us that he purchased it new and has pulled it with the same truck for the past 10 years (similar to ours) we are concerned that this 5ver's pin weight is too heavy.
We have a 2003 GMC 2500HD / Duramax / Allison Trans with a 3.73 gear ratio. It is 4WD with an extended cab (NOT crew cab). Several years ago, we weighed the truck with the hitch installed, full tank of fuel and DH and I, the front axle was 4180 and the rear axle was 2960.
We have been pulling a 25 foot Layton Scout that has a 5700 dry weight - so moving up to something this heavy has us concerned. Also - our current hitch is a 16K Husky with manual slider - would this hitch be okay for the Cardinal.
We KNEW that we had plenty of truck so all this wasn't really a concern. Without the manufacturer's specifications, we are kind of at a loss as to whether this 5ver is within our capabilities.
Thank you in advance for any help.