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Old 04-20-2012, 10:25 AM   #21
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Just got back from the dentist. Without your hitch data initially I could not figure out why the calculator was "blowing up." Your hitch is way too small for your camper; for sure.

In my opinion, that spring kit is N/A for your issue and a waste of money.
I would get the 10 or 12K Equalizer.

If you get a WD hitch rated for your max tow rating, if you ever get a heavier camper you won't need to do the hitch again. A hitch rated for more than you need can be adjusted to provide the right amount of WD and sway control. One too small is unsafe and not effective.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:54 PM   #22
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Well took you advice and did not buy the supersprings. Well 8 weeks to go and we would have our trailer.
Thank you all for your feedback/recommendations.
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Old 04-27-2012, 10:55 PM   #23
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Need to start taking Ginko Biloba.
9%-15% is the range for Travel Trailers.
Trying to keep all these numbers in my head is causing leaks...

Tried the Ginko stuff once ...... gave up ...... kept forgetting to take it !!!
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Old 06-19-2012, 08:06 PM   #24
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Well the day is finally here going to pickup our 2013 Rockwood 2608ws. When we ordered it they said it was a 2012, when it arrived they said it was a 2013 wonder what the differances are?
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:50 AM   #25
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you should be good with the 2608 and the F150. I tow a 2904 Rockwood with a 2010 Tundra and am within my weight limits, pulls great, I believe the F150 has a little more payload than my truck. Go camping , have fun.
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Well picked up our new 2608ws Wednesday and wow we love it.

Well did get a surprise the Cargo Carrying Capacity in the brochures said 985 lb and the tag in the trailer says 612 lb. Now we need to wight everything we usually bring and see if we have wight issue. Anyone know why there would be such a difference? I am assuming the the 612 lb does not include the propane and some water in the tank!

Well we will have to do our homework with what we bring.

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:02 PM   #27
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Blythe way forgot to mention, ended up doing both the supersprings and upon graded to a 1400 lb WDH. Really kept the husky and changed the wight distribution arms only, kept the rest.

Going for our first test drive tomorrow....

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Old 06-23-2012, 08:19 PM   #28
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I am assuming the the 612 lb does not include the propane and some water in the tank! Pasquale
Pasquale,

There in lies the rub as they say. The brochure weight is for a stock trailer with no factory installed options. The yellow sticker is the "as built" weight and includes all ordered options installed at the factory.

The Propane IS included in that weight (I believe); but the water is not (for sure). A full 30 gallons of water (8.34 pounds per gallon) weighs about 250 pounds.
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Old 06-23-2012, 09:30 PM   #29
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"Rockwood 2608WS on its way" Now its time to edit your signature.

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Well picked up our new 2608ws Wednesday and wow we love it.

Well did get a surprise the Cargo Carrying Capacity in the brochures said 985 lb and the tag in the trailer says 612 lb. Now we need to wight everything we usually bring and see if we have wight issue. Anyone know why there would be such a difference? I am assuming the the 612 lb does not include the propane and some water in the tank!

Well we will have to do our homework with what we bring.

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that's because you were looking at fictional "dry" weight numbers, always a big mistake.
you can always add around 350-400lbs. to the "dry" number, to get the actual delivered weight, for trailers. as Herk said, this is because they don't include the weights of many normal things that nearly all trailers have: awning, spare tire, oven, a/c, microwave and so on.

your outside yellow weight sticker will be its actual weight, including propane, i think, but definitely not any water.
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