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Old 08-19-2014, 12:46 PM   #21
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You sound like a broken record, as I have said many times, I don't care what it is as long as it is level and I can tow 60-65 I'm happy. I don't care what your weights are and expect the same from you. When going up mountains east of the Mississippi I get in the truck lane and pass some and get passed. For those that don't like it, it is of no concern to me, they can pass or follow. Would I try the Rockies, not in a million years with this truck/trailer.
What can I say his unit is level, and never seen him fall behind me when we travel.......
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Old 08-19-2014, 01:33 PM   #22
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You sound like a broken record, as I have said many times, I don't care what it is as long as it is level and I can tow 60-65 I'm happy. I don't care what your weights are and expect the same from you. When going up mountains east of the Mississippi I get in the truck lane and pass some and get passed. For those that don't like it, it is of no concern to me, they can pass or follow. Would I try the Rockies, not in a million years with this truck/trailer.

I towed a similar fiver for 3 years with a 1/2 ton dodge Ram. I added Timbrens and the truck and trailer sit level. Never had any problems towing or stopping and felt safe all the time. I upgraded to a 3/4 F250 diesel and the only appreciable improvement is the power on the hills. I don't have any mountains to contend with. I wish I saved my money and kept my 1/2 ton. Dodge is a far nicer truck than the Ford. I like those new Chevys too.


An added FYI: I was kicking tires at the Ram dealership last evening and I kicked one tire belonging to a 2014 Ram 2500 diesel, Laramie Longhorn edition with a window MSRP of $83,000.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:12 PM   #23
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I have towed our 2008 291RLS 5er Cougar GVW 10300#, actual weight that I can confirm was 9200# 1700# pin loaded. We towed that all over the Rockies 10,800'+ and the Cascades of Washington state (several trips). Had roughly 25,000 miles towing that cougar. Sold it and bought this 2014 Rockwood 8289WS 9300# GVW. Have had the Rockwood to the Rockies one time so far this year. Have not weighed the Rockwood fully loaded as yet, have close to 4,000 mi towing the rockwood. Both towed with the same 2008 1/2 ton Tundra and towed them both well. I do the maintenance sooner than required on everything. Replaced brakes on Cougar twice, getting ready to replace Tundra brakes, first time @ 80K miles. I'll also change the tires on the Rockwood to GYM D's before our next trip out. Tundra is 5.7 supercharged with 4.30 rear, air bags and E tires. My hitch is the Hensley BD3 with the Revolution pin box and a custom wedge. The entire rig feels solid and safe. I tow 55 - 60 mph hwy and less than posted speed secondary roads. Now I suppose I'll hear from the weight police telling me I'm going to kill everyone on the highway.
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Old 08-19-2014, 02:49 PM   #24
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Now I suppose I'll hear from the weight police telling me I'm going to kill everyone on the highway.


Nope. But you will hear from this retired cop who tows with 2008 tundra. :-)
I've towed 2 5ers with it since 2009. Been thry smokies up the blue ridge Pkwy to Shenandoah, up the rockies from NM to Montana, all over the Ozarks, several times. One had dry weight of 8700#/ pin 1400, and the current rockwood is 7700# dry/ pin 1200. I've never been in a situation where I couldn't accelerate, brake, pass or maneuver like I needed to. And no, it doesn't ramp up to 5000 rpms to climb mountains. Seldom over 3000 to maintain speed.
10.1 mpg on Goshen trip this month. Came home thru pigeon forge.
I have no weight changing mods on my trailer. Very pleased with the setup.
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Old 08-19-2014, 03:20 PM   #25
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"I don't care what it is as long as it is level and I can tow 60-65 I'm happy."

....I hear ya, Tundra towing the space shuttle was level and passing up everyone walking beside it!...I might consider buying a GM Colorado next time for a triple axle toyhauler, bags/leveled/cruise set to 60mph...LOL
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Old 08-19-2014, 04:06 PM   #26
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Ha. Better MPG if you get the 4 cylinder. Lol
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:18 PM   #27
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I could trade the Tundra on a Mazda B2500. I think they have one that puts out 75HP and boasts 27 MPG. I am pretty sure that the plastic bed will handle the pin weight of my 5er and hitch. Hope it has the unibody construction instead of a frame. :-)=
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And I just ordered Peterbilt 579.
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Old 08-20-2014, 05:30 PM   #29
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