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Old 06-26-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Can anyone help - sandpiper

I am trying to figure out the weights of a 1998 20' Sandpiper. Looking to purchase my first toy hauler and want to make sure my truck can handle it. I drive a 2012 F150 5.0

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Old 06-26-2012, 09:18 PM   #2
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Need way more info on your truck.

GVWR- Gross Vehicle Weight Rating
GCWR - Gross Combined Weight Rating

5.0 engine OK, but

Factory Tow Package?
CAB Type?
Box Length?
Rear Axle ratio?
Curb Weight?

Estimated weight of what you are putting in the truck?
# of people and approximate weight
Type and weight of Hitch
Stuff in bed of truck?

1998 20 Ft. Sandpiper Travel Trailer (Monrovia/San Gabriel Valley Area) $5400 | SpreadMyAd

Is this it? I got the impression you were thinking about a toy hauler.
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Old 06-26-2012, 09:27 PM   #3
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Found this, but it is 26 feet.

26ft Sandpiper Toyhauler 1998 great condition.
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25' Sandpiper Sport

Some numbers to go with this one.

4500 pound "dry weight" but has "upgraded 5,000 pound axles."

That would make the full up loaded weight 11,000 pounds if you believe the axle numbers.
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None of those are the ones I am looking at.
20' toy hauler here is the posting.

I will have to look up all that info on my truck. Just bought it recently so don't know it off hand. It is stock if you happen to know the stock 4x4 with a 5.5 bed, 4 door (crew cab)
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Ok, so it's a SuperCrew with 3.55 gears...Max GCWR is 13,500 and my book says Max trailer weight is 7700lbs
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well, NADA shows the smallest Sandpiper, '98 or '97, is 25' long.
it's a 24FB.
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Supercrew, 5.5 bed, will weigh about 6500 full of fuel. That gives you a 7000 pound trailer, before you hit GCVWR. Take off from the trailer weight, wife, children, dog, firewood, and anything else you plan to carry. Also have to know tongue weight. Very few specs on the trailer. but with the engine and gearing combo, I don't think you will like it. My opinion, your mileage will vary, and will be around 8 mpg trying to tow that trailer.
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To be honest, not really concerned with the MPG's. I won't be towing extremely long distances like cross country or anything. Just don't want to put too much strain on the vehicle when I do tow.
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None of those are the ones I am looking at.
20' toy hauler here is the posting.

I will have to look up all that info on my truck. Just bought it recently so don't know it off hand. It is stock if you happen to know the stock 4x4 with a 5.5 bed, 4 door (crew cab)
This link was deleted by the owner. Sold, I suppose.
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