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Old 07-23-2015, 01:12 PM   #1
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Smile Hello from South Coast, Massachusetts

Hey, everyone.

I'm another new member. Looking forward to being more active in the coming months as my wife and I decide on a travel trailer. We're looking at Windjammers being towed by an '15 F150 Platinum EcoBoost 4x4.

This type of community gives us a strong sense of confidence with advice as we'll be living on the open road for at least 6-9 months exploring the US! No time like the present.

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Old 07-23-2015, 01:24 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. Might also look at the V-Lite. Good luck on your search. Later RJD
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:17 PM   #6
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Thanks all! Looking forward to getting our first trailer.

The truck has been ordered. I'm getting a 2015 F150 Platinum SuperCrew 4x4 3.5L EcoBoost w/ Max Tow and it should be here in 6-8 weeks. Excited to get it and then decide on a trailer.

We're looking at a few combinations:

Rockwood Windjammer 3065WA (7284# dry, 968# hitch) (34.58' exterior length)
Rockwood Windjammer 3029W (7263# dry, 918# hitch) (35.08' exterior length)

I've done a ton of research and have had so many people recommend either smaller trailers or an F250/F350+. Problem is, I'll be on the road for 6 - 9 months and also working from my RV, so a very small trailer just isn't going to work.

As for the hitch weight and towing capability, my payload should be around 1,500 pounds at least with the '15 model F150 and it has a towing capacity of 10,500 pounds or so. Of course, I don't want to be anywhere near capacity, so I'll be about 500-700 pounds under payload capacity (and possibly adding airbags to help my suspension) and about 2,000 pounds under the towing limit since we are doing full hook up only, so won't be carrying a lot of weight (e.g., minimal water, only two occupants, minimal clothes, etc. I estimate we'll add on 1,000 - 1,500 pounds when you add on propane, groceries, clothes, batteries, bicycles, etc.

Our trip will be throughout the United States. We'll be driving for 1-6 hours or so at a time, stopping, and setting up shop for a week or two before leaving and heading somewhere else.

Should be a pretty incredible trip!
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:29 PM   #7
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briandev: Just as info my trailer is Identical to the 3029w in lay out but is a V-lite and weight is 1675 pounds lighter. Later RJD
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briandev: Just as info my trailer is Identical to the 3029w in lay out but is a V-lite and weight is 1675 pounds lighter. Later RJD
Interesting, I'm going to check your trailer out right now. I'd rather be well under the limits if I can help it! Thanks for the recommendation.
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briandev: Just as info my trailer is Identical to the 3029w in lay out but is a V-lite and weight is 1675 pounds lighter. Later RJD
I'm reading the specifications of it now. I see that hitch weight is 918 lbs and dry weight is 7,263 lbs. That's the same as the 3029W. How did you get it as being 1,675 pounds lighter? It looks like the 3029W and your trailer are identical in weight, layout, etc.
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Old 07-25-2015, 04:07 PM   #10
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I got that off there web site. Makes me wounder then if they made a mistake. Later RJD
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