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Old 06-27-2019, 05:56 PM   #1
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Coachmen Freedom 248rbs hitch weight

Looking at this trailer web site says the hitch weight is 728lbs
.The Iíve is 5574lbs and gvwr is 7500. Hitch weight seems high is the726 hitch weight fully loaded at 7500 or the upward of 574. I want to tow with f150.

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Old 06-27-2019, 06:42 PM   #2
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Website dry hitch weight numbers are for a stripped down version of the trailer. No battery, no options, no water and no cargo. Propane weight is included in dry number, since around 2009.
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:29 PM   #3
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Take about 13% the trailers GVWR to be safe even though you may not load to that. That puts you around 975....Check your trucks payload on the door sticker..Add your weight, passenger weight, cargo and the weight of the hitch plus 975.
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Old 06-27-2019, 08:33 PM   #4
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The 248RBS is heavy. Need a little more info on your F150 as the cargo capacity varies widely depending on how it is equipped.

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Old 06-28-2019, 02:14 PM   #5
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Response Truck information

Truck Info

F150 SuperCab Lariat 5.0 V8 Towing Package

GVWR: 7350lbs

CCC: 1557lbs

People 550
Cargo and Stuff 400
Weight of Hitch 100
Total 1050
Tongue weight 975
Total 2025
CCC 1575
Payload Over 450

Thoughts on my calculations. Thanks

248rbs Specs:

Hitch Weight: 728 lb.
GVWR: 7500 lb.
UVW: 5574 lb.
CCC: 1926 lb.
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Old 07-04-2019, 11:50 AM   #6
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I do have a 2016 248RBS. From what I can tell, it looks quite similar to the newer models.

Here are the numbers:

Tongue : 904 lbs
Axle1: 2778 lbs
Axle2: 2822 lbs
TOTAL: 6504 lbs

Those are the numbers "ready to camp", which for me means:
- 2x 20lbs propane full
- battery
- empty tanks (maybe 1-2 gal of fresh, no more)
- fridge full of food, drinks, beer, etc.

Tow vehicle is a 2018 F-150 SuperCrew 6.5' bed with a 3.5L EcoBoost, max tow package.

EDIT: I'm using a Husky Centerline TS between the 2. Initial setup a a bit longer than chains, but it works wonder afterwards.

Tows just fine and I still have a bit a room for some cargo in the bed if need be.

Hope that helps,

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Old 07-04-2019, 02:25 PM   #7
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Thanks Symon.
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Old 07-04-2019, 02:46 PM   #8
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I have 2019 248RBS and love the floor plan. Tow it with a 2012 F150 5.0 supercrew 5.5 bed with no issues so far. Although I havenít towed with all full tanks. Of course I have a WDH and use an anti-sway. I added airbags as an extra precaution.
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Old 07-07-2019, 03:21 PM   #9
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248 RBS Hitch Weight

We have a 2015 model. We use a 2018 Silverado CC 4x4, with 5.3 and 3.42 gears. Our tongue weight checked on a local scale, loaded and ready to travel was 808. Now that is stuff for only two people and 4 days, and some careful arranging.
Going thru the Quachita Mountains of eastern Oklahoma and western Arkansas,
it wasn't bad, but I was never comfortable. I use a Equalizer WDH.
I really believe any more then 820lbs would test my resolve with my current truck.

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Old 07-07-2019, 05:06 PM   #10
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Thanks for the replies everyone.
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