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Old 06-08-2016, 03:06 PM   #11
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Haha...I bet that's the problem for the OP....one isn't "Smaller" at all....just minor tweaks that make them different.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:22 PM   #12
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Haha...I bet that's the problem for the OP....one isn't "Smaller" at all....just minor tweaks that make them different.
I was actually thinking in my mind there might be a 3rd option not listed that OP decided was too big or too expensive, but they really liked.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:42 PM   #13
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The weight of 1 gallon of water is 8.3 lbs not 4.3, looks like it was just a typo.
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Old 06-08-2016, 04:43 PM   #14
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We are about to purchase our first TT, but cannot come to an agreement on which of the 2 is best. My wife wants the 2017 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26DBH

My question is.... Could I get away with purchasing the 274 or is it a no brainier to go with the 26 and the extra 460lbs of CCC?

I think you answered your own question - and it has nothing to do with ccc

Seriously though - even the 1489 is pretty high number for ccc. Unless you are going someplace with no water available, you can generally travel with the tanks nearly empty. You'll see people out there who carry everything they own (and don't use half of it), but even after your battery, propane, other options not included in the "fake" brochure dry weight, you'll still have around 1,000 pounds to work with which should be fine.

I don't know the specs on your tow vehicle, but SUV's (and many 1/2 ton pickups) run out of payload capacity due to tongue weight, passengers, and gear in the tow vehicle long before you reach the max weight on the trailer.

Double check your payload numbers for the tv and then pick the one you like (or the one DW likes!).
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We just purchased the 26dbh and are quite satisfied.
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Both have the almost identical GVWR of 7725, which is a safe limit for my TV at 8500lbs of towing capacity (2012 Infiniti QX56).
What is the payload capacity amount, that's on the driver's door yellow sticker?
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What is the payload capacity amount, that's on the driver's door yellow sticker?
Is this the sticker you were talking about? I don't see a yellow one.

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Old 06-08-2016, 08:33 PM   #18
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If you are concerned about weight leave some water behind, myself I would go with the more room and not worry about it.
We have been towing a total of 10 different TT's for 46 years and we have filled our water tank a total of three times. Most campgrounds have water hookup or faucets to fill up when you get there. On the rare occasion that you need water, just carry the bare minimum.
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I always carry 5-10 gallons. No more gas station bathrooms for the Mrs.
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If you don't want your camping life to be full of "I told you so" go with the wife's pick always! 42 years of experience here.


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