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Old 02-09-2015, 08:48 AM   #121
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Same here.

I will look for a big CCC in my next trailer, also. I beleive the more you stay under the GVWR, the better it is for the suspension, and especially the tires.
This is the reason I have stayed away from the "lightweight" travel trailers and always gone with a traditional aluminum sided rig. Seems like most aluminum sided rigs have from 2000-3000+ CCC while the typical fiberglass rig has 800-1500. Load range D versus Load Range C tires is very common, too.
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Old 02-09-2015, 09:15 AM   #122
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I see these behemoth fifth wheels being towed down the highways at nearly 70 mph and wonder how difficult they will be to maneuver in critical traffic situations. I pull a 6500 lb trailer with a half ton F-150 and I know that even this combination can be stressful in certain situations.
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Old 02-09-2015, 05:45 PM   #123
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It's very stressful pulling trailers. Where I worked, I had to pull a 28ft cargo trailer for our jobs. Sometimes across a few states at a time. Mostly construction items and material. We did quite a few schools and hospitals. Wind and weather was our main concern. Couldn't stop, had to get to the job.
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Old 02-09-2015, 11:19 PM   #124
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This is the reason I have stayed away from the "lightweight" travel trailers and always gone with a traditional aluminum sided rig. Seems like most aluminum sided rigs have from 2000-3000+ CCC while the typical fiberglass rig has 800-1500. Load range D versus Load Range C tires is very common, too.

Mine is a fiberglass side with load range D tires.


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That would make yours "atypical". Are they 15" load range D? Maybe the ones I looked at had load range D but they were 14" with a 2040 capacity instead of a 2540 capacity???
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That would make yours "atypical". Are they 15" load range D? Maybe the ones I looked at had load range D but they were 14" with a 2040 capacity instead of a 2540 capacity???

Ours are 15"

A Lot of the fiberglass trailers we looked at had CCC of more than 2k lbs, though some were as low as 1500 lbs. Even 1500 - 2000 lbs is plenty for an average family.


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Old 02-10-2015, 09:49 AM   #127
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That would make yours "atypical". Are they 15" load range D? Maybe the ones I looked at had load range D but they were 14" with a 2040 capacity instead of a 2540 capacity???
The 15" are the 2540 capacity, I have the 15" on mine.
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Old 02-10-2015, 09:55 AM   #128
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Ours are 15"

A Lot of the fiberglass trailers we looked at had CCC of more than 2k lbs, though some were as low as 1500 lbs. Even 1500 - 2000 lbs is plenty for an average family.


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One of the main lines we looked at was the Rockood Ultralite and SUL. The highest CCC on any SUL TT is 1647- most are in the 1400s. That is a base model. Add some options and you are probably in the 1200s. We would be right at the max loaded. Most of them you actually have to deduct tongue weight to come in under axle and tire ratings. No way I'm rolling on China bombs that are MAXXED out. I looked at a KZ that was even worse. Don't remember the model number, but it was the rear entertainment TT and it was barely over 1K when optioned. So, not sure what brands you were looking at, but the main ones I was looking at didn't have enough CCC to suit me.
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The 15" are the 2540 capacity, I have the 15" on mine.
That's what I said. 14" have LRD have 2040 cap.
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This is the reason I have stayed away from the "lightweight" travel trailers and always gone with a traditional aluminum sided rig. Seems like most aluminum sided rigs have from 2000-3000+ CCC while the typical fiberglass rig has 800-1500. Load range D versus Load Range C tires is very common, too.
I have a fiberglass sided, lightweight trailer. The brochure listed the trailer at 4139 lbs, the certificate of origin at 4614 lbs., and running it across some scales before loading for camping I came up with 4760 lbs.....there was water in the water heater, and maybe a bit in the fresh water tank. With a GVWR of 7559 lbs, I have a actual CCC of 2799 lbs......not to shabby. And that is with a 28.5' trailer.

Of course, that might be non-typical for a lightweight trailer.
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