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Old 06-06-2013, 10:28 PM   #1
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2013 Grey Wolf 28 BH

We are looking at purchasing this TT. This will be our first TT. Any thoughts as to this TT quality? We also plan to pull this with a half ton truck. Anyone have any experience with pulling this with a half ton and how does it handle?
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Old 06-06-2013, 11:00 PM   #2
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We had a 2012 28bh until march. Spent over 80 nights camped in it with two adults and two to three kids. It was a great starter camper for us and a lot of fun. Had very few issues with it too. We pulled it with a 2004 suburban 1500 with a 5.3l v8, 3.73 ratio. We did eventually get a f250, which led to a desire for a fifth wheel....
We purchased from AC Nelsen RV world in Omaha. I suggest checking prices there and Cheyenne Camping Center in Walcott Iowa.
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:06 AM   #3
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We bought one last fall and really like it. Quality is on par with others in this price range. Meaning its ok but not great. We've had a few issues which either the dealer fixed or I was able to resolve myself. Notably we had the slide out seals replaced because they got torn up on the slide mechanism. Had the power hitch jack replaced because it seized up. Other than that just really minor things. Despite the few issues we're satisfied and would buy again.

We've towed with two different F150s. One with the 5.4 and one with the Ecoboost. Both towed it fine but the ecoboost can tow it in 6th gear going down the highway at 70mph. The 5.4 wouldn't do that. Both trucks had the max tow package and I use an inexpensive Curt WD hitch. Check the capacities of your particular half ton, but in general I think most half tons would handle this trailer just fine.

I too recommend you check out AC Nelson if youre in the midwest. We bought from their new Minnesota location and enjoyed the experience. Hey claim to be the worlds oldest rv dealer.

Let me know if you have other questions about the 28BH!
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Old 06-07-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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We have the 26BH and have liked it a lot. Pulling with our F150 with ecoboost and have not have not had any problems.
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Thank you. Great info. I have a 5.4 in the F150 with lower gears.
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Old 06-07-2013, 04:48 PM   #6
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I pull our 26dbh with a 4.8L and 4 speed auto 3.42 gears. No problems, likes to shift gears in the wind though
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I am towing one with 5.7 Tundra with no issues. Just watch loading the truck bed. My 2010 28bh has 950 lbs of tongue weight ready to camp. I used a calibrated tongue scale to get that number. 1 battery and 2 propane tanks.
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Our cherokee 30f has been stellar. We seasonal camp so dont tow. But its seven years old now and everything is tip top still. We leave slides out all season, use it every day for months at a time. We are seal fanatics, cover it in winter, and wash n wax 2 times a year. you can see how well it still looks under seasonal thread. Dont have pics handy. Seasonal thread page 17.
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I am towing one with 5.7 Tundra with no issues. Just watch loading the truck bed. My 2010 28bh has 950 lbs of tongue weight ready to camp. I used a calibrated tongue scale to get that number. 1 battery and 2 propane tanks.
This is likely the best truck suggestion - not necessarily for or against the Tundra, but the point of Christopher's camper's tongue weight coming it at 950 pounds.

Figuring the average 1/2 ton is going to be somewhere in the ballpark of 1300-1800 pounds of payload capacity, with 950 pounds (give or take depending on how you load your camper), that leaves you with 450-950 pounds for driver, passengers, truck add-ons, topper shell, stuff in the truck bed, etc.

Know how to plan for payload capacity and pick a truck based on your needs.
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Thank you all for your insightful information and experience. I truly appreciate it.
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