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Old 01-22-2016, 08:30 PM   #1
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My wife and I currently have a 2015 Rockwood Windjammer 3006wk. I am currently pulling it with a 2014 Chevy 1500 High Country with the 6.2. I've wanted a 3/4 ton truck for a long time but my wife doesn't think we need one. Please help.... Would my towing experience be a lot less stressful with a 3/4 ton truck? I don't like how our truck gets pushed around by the wind or when we have a rough road. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:31 PM   #2
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Do you have any idea what your actual weights are on the truck and camper?
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Old 01-22-2016, 08:36 PM   #3
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Of course your tow would be less stressful with a heavier truck. Convincing your wife to trade in the luxurious smooth riding high country is where your gonna need the help!
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:34 PM   #4
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Do you have any idea what your actual weights are on the truck and camper?
The truck is rated for 9500lbs. The trailer weighs in at 7300lbs.
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The truck is rated for 9500lbs. The trailer weighs in at 7300lbs.
Cool, so you've weighed it.


Do you know your tongue weight?
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:06 PM   #6
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My wife and I also have a 2015 windjammer 3006wk. We tow with a 2015 Ram 2500 diesel and love it. The engine braking and tow mode make it a good experience. As far as convincing the wife, mine drives the truck to work every day and handles it like a boss! She likes the truck! I would also recommend hitting the scales and getting that wdh setup correct. A lot of folks on here like the 12k or 14k equal-i-zer hitch. It can make a big difference with the tow experience!
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:08 PM   #7
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I think the rough road is going to be a rough road, no matter the vehicle.
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Old 01-22-2016, 10:17 PM   #8
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We also have a WJ 3006wk and it is towed with a 2010 Dodge 2500 Diesel 4x4 and 1000lb Equalizer WDH. I have had no issues with sway on the three towing experiences so far. I was worried before I first picked it up but I had big rigs going by me and didn't feel anything at all. I have no comparisons to give since it has only been towed by that truck.
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Old 01-22-2016, 11:10 PM   #9
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I just bought an evo 22' box weighs 7300 and I too am planning to tow with my 2014 high country 1500. Sounds like the same setup as Gage. Not sure about Gage but I got a 10,000 lb sway hitch, but have the 5.3 engine. Planning the first short trip next weekend. I really like my truck, so I hope it works. Prob won't help convince your wife, I'll let you know after next weekend.
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There is no question towing with a heavier truck will be more stable and the newer 2011 and up Chevy HDs are a great platform. If you are willing to step down in the trim level you could probably trade your 6.2 1500 high country for a 6.0 2500 LT with not much price difference. In my opinion, tow ratings only mean what a truck can tow without breaking and does not automatically translate into a positive towing experience. Weight and wheelbase are your two best friends.
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