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Old 06-12-2015, 02:43 PM   #1
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I'm picking up my 304bs next Tuesday. I'm pulling it home about 85 miles with a F150, 2010 supercrew max tow package, 3.73 gears, 11100 max trailer weight. Trailer weighs 8123 dry 835 lb tounge. 1200/12000 Reese weight distribution hitch. After this is will be parked in a campground. The dealer says I'll be fine any thoughts? I haven't posted a lot on here but I know there is a wealth of knowledge out there.
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:00 PM   #2
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I kknow what my 273bh stands for. Can I guess what your 304bs stands for??
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Old 06-12-2015, 03:04 PM   #3
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Big son of a gun I guess
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:12 PM   #4
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Just picked up my 2016 304BS last Saturday. Stock 2011 Toyota Tundra Crewmax. No issues at all towing it. Good luck!
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Old 06-25-2015, 06:16 PM   #5
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That's a lot of trailer for a 1/2 ton. It may pull it but can it stop it?
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Old 06-25-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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I am actually amazed that it performs as well as it does. Works like a 3/4 ton easily. Stops excellent. Can even accelerate on an uphill grade pulling that. I know I was over what I should be but we had 5 people 2 dogs a full bed and over 8000lbs behind us with no issues at all. I have an equalizer WD set up. Works great.
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Old 06-25-2015, 10:53 PM   #7
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Mine pulled well also. Thought it would be much worse, but it really pulled better than the 25rr I had previously. I was all prepared for the white knuckles but it never happened. Very pleased with this camper. 2 outings and no issues.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:04 PM   #8
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I won't be that guy that jumps on ya about pulling too much with too little. Just be very careful.

My Titan is rated for 9700 lbs and almost 1000 at the hitch. I would never put more than 6500 lbs dry and 700 at the hitch.... By the time I load the truck and trailer with kids, dogs, toys, food, beverages, sleeping gear.... It adds up.

The only thing I would encourage you to do is go to a certified CAT scale and have the whole thing weighed. Front Axle, Rear Axle, Whole Thing, Trailer Axles. You might be surprised.
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Old 06-26-2015, 04:07 PM   #9
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Towing: Liability for Overweight Loads

Keep this in mind
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Old 06-29-2015, 12:15 PM   #10
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I totally agree its better not to push the envelope regarding what you can pull. I have a seasonal site - so 2 trips per year on the TV. I will be traveling with it empty other than sheets, and pillows, blankets and other light items.
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