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Old 12-12-2015, 02:19 PM   #11
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I posted over on RV.net, but I'll post here too. The lighter trailer has a lower CCC. The heavier one has a 3k lb CCC. You'll be over the first trailers GVWR with a family packed up for a week trip (even a weekend).

Go with the heavier trailer for the better CCC.
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Old 12-12-2015, 03:04 PM   #12
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Go light with your truck
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:31 PM   #13
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Thanks for the messages everyone - very helpful.
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Old 12-12-2015, 09:34 PM   #14
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I have a 312qbud 7500ish pounds. Had a 2014 f150 with max tow and an 11000 capacity. It pulled great on the flats not so much on the mountains. The best I could do up an interstate mountain is 45mph floored. I traded for a 2015 duramax.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:06 PM   #15
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I have a 312qbud 7500ish pounds. Had a 2014 f150 with max tow and an 11000 capacity. It pulled great on the flats not so much on the mountains. The best I could do up an interstate mountain is 45mph floored. I traded for a 2015 duramax.
Eco boost? What mountains?
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Yep.
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:23 PM   #17
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Eco boost? What mountains?

Assuming Ecoboost from " yep" post, interested in what MT range ? grade ?
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Old 12-12-2015, 10:30 PM   #18
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By the time you load up the camper with bedding, clothes, food, games and whatever else you need. Plus stuff in the bed of the truck and the family with dogs in the cab of the truck you are easily overweight with the 9k camper and very close if not over with the 7k
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:25 AM   #19
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I weighed my TT when delivered and not yet "stocked". 6,100 pounds. Loaded with normal stuff (food, dishes, etc etc) AND an 800 pound Harley, it weighed in at 7,440 pounds (which is 2,400 pounds below the TT max weight). Without the Harley I'm carrying about 500 pounds of payload. Even with trailer hitch weight, two pax, a well stocked toolbox and full fuel in the truck I still have about 400 pounds of payload available (Ram 1500) and have a 2,400 pound reserve before I hit GCVR.

I don't plan on any more weight in the truck...any extra weight in the trailer would go mostly behind the rear axle so hitch weight change will be negligible.

Sometimes the heavier trailer is not that much of a penalty (except for that 10 mpg figure I'm getting).
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Old 12-13-2015, 12:45 AM   #20
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Yea it was ecoboost. I had all the options to give me the absolute best towing ability in the f150. I was on I68 heading west from Cumberland Maryland to morgantown wv. I believe it is 6% grade.
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