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Old 04-16-2015, 10:19 PM   #11
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Do you have the long or short wheelbase f150? Don't mean to hijack the thread.... I have the super crew with 6.5 bed, the backend was spongy but the springs cleared that up. Is it sway or bounce? Just curious, as to what you are feeling when towing.


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Mine is a super crew with 5.5 bed. FX4 with Max tow and ecoboost. The problems I'm having are 2 fold but interconnected. The tongue weight on this trailer is very heavy. Loaded and ready to camp 1050 lbs. That is overloading my truck with a 1708 Lb. payload. I have added some things to the truck that have taken up some of my payload. Because of this weight the trailer seems to be driving the truck as opposed to me driving the truck. I had a HTT that was a dream to tow but it had half the TW. The problems I have are more pronounced when I'm traveling over 55 MPH. It would probably tow better behind a 1 ton or maybe a 3/4 ton truck but I personally don't feel this trailer is a 1/2 ton towable. Some may have no problem with it but it's just too unstable for me.
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Old 04-19-2015, 09:23 AM   #12
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The Salem hemisphere 300BH is maxed out with options and the quality is great.
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Old 04-19-2015, 10:09 AM   #13
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We have the Hemishpere 282rk. Very happy with it although interior hardware (hinges, etc) is kinda cheap. Would prefer better hardware. Otherwise very happy with our Hemi. Tows very well.

No experience with the other ones you mention.
Looking at purchasing a 2015 272RLIS. Basically same size, different floor plan. I will be pulling with a Dodge 3500 SW diesel. Wondering what WDH you're using and any pros/cons. I'm currently leaning toward an Andersen. The dealer is pushing the Reese Dual Cam. My only issue the DC is I hear it requires a fair amount of constant adjustment and you have to be careful when turning or backing into tight areas.
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Old 04-19-2015, 03:36 PM   #14
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I have that same TT. My dealer installed the FASTWAY WDH on mine it has the 2 bars,, the "L" brackets and not the chains. It works perfectly. The are made my Progress Manufacturing, the same company that make the "equalizer " hitch.
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Old 04-20-2015, 08:31 AM   #15
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Looking at purchasing a 2015 272RLIS. Basically same size, different floor plan. I will be pulling with a Dodge 3500 SW diesel. Wondering what WDH you're using and any pros/cons. I'm currently leaning toward an Andersen. The dealer is pushing the Reese Dual Cam. My only issue the DC is I hear it requires a fair amount of constant adjustment and you have to be careful when turning or backing into tight areas.
Hi Scotty,
My dealer set me up with the 10K equilizer 4-way WDH and have had no problems or adjustments necessary. I've towed in the Smokeys and on the straight and narrow and the trailer tracked very well, no sway, fishtailing, or problems braking. I don't know anyting about the Reese.
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Old 04-22-2015, 09:01 AM   #17
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The Salem hemisphere 300BH is maxed out with options and the quality is great.
Thanks for the Salem Info and Not Truck Talk! Youroo!!
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Old 07-20-2015, 12:57 PM   #18
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100% agree have a half ton DENALI WITH 6.2 added 2500 sprigs to truck and a curt 14000/1400 hitch got a lot better but still the camper is in and could take control any time. I blame a lot on 22 inch tires would love to have load range E tires but not for $1200 bucks. put 40 lbs in them last time made a little difference....story of my life try to do more with less. camper is hemisphere
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:12 PM   #19
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We gave the hemisphere 272rk. Only had it out one week and it will be going in to get a list of issues fixed. We do like the setup. I towed it 150 miles with my ram 1500 hemi with air lift air bags and a 12 ton eq hitch.... it towed fantastic. I could definitely tell it was back there but it rode nice and did not do anything funny. Locked it in 4th gear and drove 65mph about 2700 rpm. Got 8.9mpg. Factory brake control set to 8..
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We chose the flagstaff 27rlws over the salem hemisphere 272rlis. Just liked the floor plan better. The cherry cupboards in the emerald package and the amount of storage including a pantry inside the front door and the wardrobe slide. So even if not better a lot depends on personal preference.
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