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Old 12-06-2018, 10:57 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum from MN.
I'm towing a 28ft 5100# 601# (dry weights) Grey Wolf with a Durango, so I'm not going to bust your chops about the trailer. I can make this work because everything goes in the trailer except wife and I, telescoping ladder and couple 5 gal buckets. I don't haul water and our loaded weight is just under 6000#. I've CAT scaled my setup after adjusting the hitch, and both axles are under max limits although tongue (with WDH bars hooked) is 740#, which is 20# over max tongue. The trailer tows great so far, and I might take this over the Appalachians, probably wouldn't take it over the Rockies. This works for me because we tend to camp state parks within 5 hours of home, and it doesn't hurt that MN is relatively flat. Once the Durango is paid off, I can look into another car payment on a truck. Everybody's situation is different.
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Nice setup. I`m sure the wife and kids will be fine. Certainly wasnt intending to trigger anyone😶 I have decided on the propride hitch though. Seems like an easy choice.
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Old 12-06-2018, 12:25 PM   #12
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Nice setup. I`m sure the wife and kids will be fine. Certainly wasnt intending to trigger anyone😶 I have decided on the propride hitch though. Seems like an easy choice.
I know one thing I would not want to be putting my family safety on the line being over weight. Later RJD
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Old 12-06-2018, 02:34 PM   #13
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I know one thing I would not want to be putting my family safety on the line being over weight. Later RJD
Truer words have not been spoken! Thats why I won't let the boys eat McDonalds~ I think the Sequoia with its E rated Michelins will have no problem bringing this trailer safely home from NJ with the ProPride hitch set up.
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Old 12-06-2018, 03:16 PM   #14
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Nice setup. I`m sure the wife and kids will be fine. Certainly wasnt intending to trigger anyone I have decided on the propride hitch though. Seems like an easy choice.
ProPride or Hensley WDH is definitely the best choice, when you have a marginal or undermatched tow vehicle.
Your biggest problem will be lack of payload capacity and too much tongue weight, especially with the much heavier ProPride.
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Truer words have not been spoken! Thats why I won't let the boys eat McDonalds~ I think the Sequoia with its E rated Michelins will have no problem bringing this trailer safely home from NJ with the ProPride hitch set up.
Upgrading tires does not increase any of your towing capacities. Same with hitch. Numbers on door jam of tv and tt govern what you can handle. Later RJD
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Old 12-06-2018, 09:03 PM   #16
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ProPride or Hensley WDH is definitely the best choice, when you have a marginal or undermatched tow vehicle.
Your biggest problem will be lack of payload capacity and too much tongue weight, especially with the much heavier ProPride.
10-4 on the tongue. Im curious to see how it plays out-- Either way, the ProPride looks like a nice hitch~
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