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Old 02-29-2020, 01:48 PM   #21
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:05 PM   #22
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Why do people get so righteous? You're sounding a bit edgy.
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:25 PM   #23
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Why do people get so righteous? You're sounding a bit edgy.
I agree. I would like to apologize for that. This is not the way of the forum. I would like to go back and edit all my snarky out but it's too late (edit option is gone).
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Old 02-29-2020, 02:39 PM   #24
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Way to be man.
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You can, but life will be better in the drivers seat of a 1/2 ton with a v8 or boosted V6.

I lasted a week and 40 miles with my Rpod and Tacoma before I bought an f150. Not to mention that pod had 1/2 the tongue weight of a geo pro.
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Old 03-03-2020, 12:25 PM   #26
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Itís important to remember what the OP actually wrote. He owns the truck. Heís shopping for an RV. As we give advice and offer opinions, we should do so within the constraints of the OPís situation.

While I suppose they may exist, Iíve never seen a dealer who would allow a prospective buyer to completely load up a trailer with all their gear and take it to scales to see if it would work out. Iíve only ever seen cases where the buyer is forced to work with hypothetical situations and must extrapolate.

So, an RV shopper is going to have to make some educated guesses to generate some data. Think about this being closer to engineering than pure science.

If you assume everything lands at the bare minimums on weight, this proposed combo works out great. Itís also risky and probably a considerable distance from reality.

If you take a more conservative approach based on othersí experiences, you land where bikendan was way back on page 1.

But, of course, none of this is prescriptive. Each of us can do as we please ... and that is a great thing!
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Did he say what WDH he went with ? Looking for my 19FBs
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Use the travel trailer (TT) gross trailer weight rating (GTWR) as what you will more likely be pulling, then figure 13-15% of the GTWR as tongue weight. This will help prevent you from overloading your tow vehicle (TV). Don't forget to subtract the weight of the Weight Distributing Hitch (WDH) from your TV cargo carry capacity.
Yup, until you have the TV & TT on hand for actual measurement, it is all a math excercise using factory specs to make the best guesstimate in choosing a TT.
TT factory specs may be true but are severely incomplete. The dry weight is nowhere near the ready to camp weight. The speced tongue weight is based on the dry weight leaving the factory, no battery, empty propane tank(s). Also, part of the GTWR is what gets carried as tongue weight, at least on single axle trailers. Example: My TT has 3500# axle with a GTWR of 3877#, factory tongue weight 377#, 3097# dry weight, CCC 780#.
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Did he say what WDH he went with ? Looking for my 19FBs
He said heís running a harbor freight brand. Not sure I would go that route, but he says itís working for him.
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Thank you
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