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Old 09-30-2016, 02:43 PM   #1
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What are you towing your 26RR with?

Looking at the 26RR. I have a 2013 F150 Supercrew 2wd, 5.0 V8, 3.31 rear gear, 144.5" wheelbase. Max trailer tow is 8000 lbs and gross combined is 13500 lbs. Max payload is 7100lbs. I have the factory brake controller also. I know the truck can do it with a good WDH but can it do it safely. I'm a big believer in not maxing out your equipment, especially when I have my family on board. I am interested in hearing all opinions but especially those that are doing it with a half ton. Does the trailer push or bounce you around? What about sway? How is the braking? If the brakes on the trailer failed could you stop it with just the truck brakes? You see where I'm going. Thanks.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:01 PM   #2
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How much weight do you plan to haul in the 26RR? I'm pulling around 7200 fully loaded. My setup is a 2013 F150 3.5EB supercrew with 3.55. Your 5.0 will have no issues pulling but what is your payload again cause 7100 is definitely not the number? My payload sticker is around 1400 if I recall. A lot of tongue weight but when I put my two atv's it does drop it by a few hundred so around 875 when loaded so right around 12% tongue weight. I use a centerline TS wdh and it pulls great. Also I do keep the bed of my truck empty when the family is with me due to payload.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:20 PM   #3
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You're right. 7100 lbs is the GVWR. Sorry, to many numbers swirling around in my head. Max payload is 1652 lbs. 7200 lbs would be the most the 26RR would ever weigh and it would not be that heavy every time we used it. I have been studying all the weight stuff. I would love to hear about your real world towing experience with your tow vehicle. Also, include what hitch you are using.
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Old 09-30-2016, 03:40 PM   #4
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I'll be picking up a 17 26RR next week. I will not have my WDH for the short 61 mile trip home. I plan on ordering one when I decide which one to get? Eaz-Lift with chains seems the better choice for adjustability. Cargo or no cargo? Or would that not make so much a difference in tongue weight.
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Old 09-30-2016, 05:35 PM   #5
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I'm pulling with a 08 F150 Supercrew 4x4, 5.4 Triton with 3.73 rear. I use the Anderson WDH and love it. It pulls great with the Anderson hitch it I don't have any issues. The trailer tracks and don't bounce. I'm sure the Ez-Lift is good also, but I'm impressed with the Anderson. It adjust quickly with a socket.
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Old 09-30-2016, 06:53 PM   #6
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I'm pulling with a 2011 Ram 1500 Quad Cab 4x4 4.7L ''mini hemi''...Husky WDH on "E'' rated General tires.. tows straight and no sway...with my Arctic Cat 4 wheeler loaded and gear at last trip...trailer weighed out at the CAT scale at 5875 lbs.
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Old 09-30-2016, 07:09 PM   #7
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I'm pulling with 2006 Chev Silverado 1500 with Z71 package. 5.3l and 3.42. I installed Air lift suspension and also use Eaz WDH. We pulled our trailer from NE Minnesota to Ft McDowell, AZ and back last March. Generally it went pretty good. No issues. Obviously Once we started climbing elevation in NM and especially when we approached Flagstaff at 7000 feet it was pulling harder and did pretty good, but it was definitely working harder. On our trip home we decided to skip the climb and elevation towards Flagstaff by going down and around towards Tuscon. It added a couple of hundred miles, But was worth it. Before our trip I weighed my pickup, trailer and hitch weight fully loaded that included an Ultra Classic. My hitch weight was 825 and trailer weight was around 6200. GVCW was 12100. I wouldn't want to go any higher than that. We didn't set any speed records, but it did pretty good.
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I'm pulling with 2006 Chev Silverado 1500 with Z71 package. 5.3l and 3.42. I installed Air lift suspension and also use Eaz WDH. We pulled our trailer from NE Minnesota to Ft McDowell, AZ and back last March. Generally it went pretty good. No issues. Obviously Once we started climbing elevation in NM and especially when we approached Flagstaff at 7000 feet it was pulling harder and did pretty good, but it was definitely working harder. On our trip home we decided to skip the climb and elevation towards Flagstaff by going down and around towards Tuscon. It added a couple of hundred miles, But was worth it. Before our trip I weighed my pickup, trailer and hitch weight fully loaded that included an Ultra Classic. My hitch weight was 825 and trailer weight was around 6200. GVCW was 12100. I wouldn't want to go any higher than that. We didn't set any speed records, but it did pretty good.
Good to hear my Chevy will do the job. I've pulled a cargo loaded with 4 sport bikes for years with no problem.
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Old 10-01-2016, 04:27 PM   #9
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I pull with a 2010 Toyota Tundra 5.7L with tow package.
We're pulling a Rockwood MiniLite# 2304 GVWR of 4800 pounds.
Truck can tow 11,300 pounds per Toyota & 10,100 pounds
per owners manual so I always use the 10,100 figure. Truck runs
on Michelin LT rated tires. Primus electric brake system.
We use the Reese Distribution system and have had no
problems. Trailer tracks like a dream. Have put close to 30,000 miles
on truck & trailer in the past 4 years.
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Old 10-01-2016, 07:06 PM   #10
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I pull my 27rr with my 2012 1500 6.2L it pulls great. I've been coast to coast, up and down the steepest mountains in the US. I've added air bags and a larger transmission cooler. No problems at all. I am looking to upgrade TV but that's just because I will be upgrading TH in a couple years. Comparing F250 vs new chevy 2500.
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