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Old 08-26-2014, 09:14 PM   #11
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I want to see pics of your new trailer! Enjoy!

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Old 08-27-2014, 06:59 AM   #12
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There are consistently many arguments both ways on this issue. Choosing not to upgrade from a ¾ ton to a 1 ton, I opted instead to try airbags on my 2011 Silverado 6.6 diesel, with exhaust brake. I have been hauling my 5’er for over a year now at about 500 pounds over on “pin weight” and near capacity for the fifth wheel at just over 17,000 pounds. No issues or problems…however, I am very particular about my tires, brakes, axles, etc.

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Old 08-27-2014, 03:54 PM   #13
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Well today I wasn't able to get down to the scales for a new ticket ,, But I did get it fully loaded and then some.. With the additional weight it sagged a whole wopping 1 3/4" inches .. actually just under .. pretty much equal on both sides .. my front raised around 3/4 " I figured I will roll thru the scales on my way out come Friday .. I did manage to load up some pics on a hosting site.. I am linking a Slideshow.. Hope it works.. Chat again soon .. and again .. Thanks for the Help .. - Ed

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Old 09-21-2014, 06:15 PM   #14
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That is one nice combo! Congrats.
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Old 09-22-2014, 04:06 PM   #15
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My first thought was to get out the popcorn and crack open a beer and start reading. This post is very similar to many many that I had before. Opinions but you will probably be more confused than you were before you posted it. Here's what I can tell you from real life experience. First of all you will never get a ticket from the Highway Patrol. They are not interested one bit about people knowing recreational vehicles. They have more than they can do to keep up with the commercial traffic. Secondly, I have 2012 F 250 4X4, 6.2L with 3.73 gears and tow a 2013 Sabre 33ckts with no problems over 4,000 miles. I think you will be just fine. Just drive safe and keep your tires inflated correctly and in good shape. GRAWR is based on what tires you have. Check the sticker on the door with your tire rating and compare.

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Old 09-22-2014, 04:34 PM   #16
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Yup, have fun Campin!! Enjoy the truck and trailer. You'll be fine
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:00 PM   #17
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Was in this model today and it is one nice camper!
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:32 PM   #18
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Just noticed this thread today.
Vonner, your weights are what they are and your truck will not suddenly collapse under the load (I hope ) but it might be a good idea to keep a close eye on the tires.

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