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Old 01-19-2011, 05:31 PM   #11
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The dry weight of the trailer is 5379 how much can I safely tow?
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:01 AM   #12
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The dry weight of the trailer is 5379 how much can I safely tow?
Hi Mike,
As I posted previously, I think you can tow about 5,900lbs fully loaded.

If you want to stay under 5,900lbs, then I would look at trailers with a listed dry weight of 4,500lbs or less (that's an estimate). Here's why.

1) Ignore the dry weight listed on their website and brochure and instead look at the actual sticker for that trailer at your dealer - it should be in a cupboard. The trailer weight listed on that will probably be greater than 5,379 in my experience. It should state the real out-the-factory door weight and weight for full propane and water tanks. I think dealer add-ons would be extra.

2) Weigh the cargo you intend to camp with and add it to the weight on the sticker plus dealer add-ons. That's the weight of the camper you will be towing. This 26fkss will weigh well above 6,000lbs once you have everything on it and in it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:15 AM   #13
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You have been great,Thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:36 AM   #14
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:43 AM   #15
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The dry weight of the trailer is 5379 how much can I safely tow?
#1 newbie mistake is going by the fictional "dry" weight. #2 is believing the salesman telling you, "sure you can pull it!"

no trailer weighs its "dry" weight on the lot. ours weighed over 400lbs. more than its dry weight, and that was without a battery and no propane/water/cargo.
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Old 01-20-2011, 11:49 AM   #16
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Mikebecki, in addition to all of the excellent advice that Triguy and others have offered here, when you get a chance read the parallel thread that I listed the link to in post #8 concerning wheelbases and trailer lengths......just want you to be aware of that also.
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:16 PM   #17
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My wife really has her heart set on this TT can anyone recommend a sufficient TV?
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Old 01-20-2011, 12:42 PM   #18
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You have a lot of great choices of you are interestted in upgrading. I just don't think the Chevy 1500-based PU or SUV are going to be the best for you with this trailer so, if you're a Chevy guy and like the Suburban, look at a 3/4 ton. The Chevy 2500HD is also great if you prefer a pickup. Either is more than enough to tow that trailer.

I really encourage you to learn the various tow weights and ratings definitions.
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Just test drove a 07 Ford F250 will this suffice? Not a diesel 10 cylinder gas
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:23 PM   #20
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More than sufficient if it has a crew cab.....I think those wheelbases are in the 155" area. even with the short bed. .

Make sure it has the towing package....I would think most F250s should, but you never know.

That puppy is listed at 12,500 for towing, and 21,500 lb. GCWR. You might have to check the rear views occasionally to make sure the trailer is still back there.
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