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Old 02-21-2020, 05:44 PM   #1
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Brookstone 310RL

Just picked this new one up. It's a 2020. Not sure if there is too much squat when hooked up. We usually don't tow at night.
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Old 02-21-2020, 06:27 PM   #2
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If you're only worried about squat, slap some airbags on it.

I planned to never tow at night and yet found myself periodically doing it and inevitably would get someone flash their high beams at me. And that was in a dually!
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Old 02-24-2020, 09:54 PM   #3
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That is quite a bit of squat and squat = weight off of steering tires. What is your pin weight and your payload capacity?
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Old 02-28-2020, 10:20 AM   #4
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That's probably not the best picture since it isn't on a flat surface. In the pic, I am straddling a small valley. I will probably get a better pic next week when we go on our shakedown cruise. But I did get some figures for you. Hitch Weight on trailer is 2277 lbs and 5th Wheel towing up to 27,500 lbs on the 2018 Ford F-250.
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Had same issue with our Brookstone. Used air bags and works fine. Spend the extra and get the onboard compressor. It's a pain putting air in and out manually every time you hook up or un-hook
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Old 02-28-2020, 06:03 PM   #6
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That's probably not the best picture since it isn't on a flat surface. In the pic, I am straddling a small valley. I will probably get a better pic next week when we go on our shakedown cruise. But I did get some figures for you. Hitch Weight on trailer is 2277 lbs and 5th Wheel towing up to 27,500 lbs on the 2018 Ford F-250.
Is the hitch weight loaded or from the 5er sticker? Ignore towing capacity it is a marketing tool. What is the cargo capacity on the yellow sticker on drivers door jamb.
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Yup you need air bags. After that hook er and go!
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