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Old 08-11-2020, 10:52 AM   #1
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towing a CC Cottage 40CRS

Morning all, I am having to move our 2018 CC Cottage 40 CRS about 900 miles mostly all Interstate with small hills but no major mountain ranges along the way. Weight as most of you know is around 15,800 but the tongue weight is what is going to get you, 1583 pounds. I have a 2018 Ford one ton dully that pulls our fifth wheel of the same weight like it's not even there so not to worried re the actual weight but what does have me concerned is the tongue weight which is near max from what I can tell. Yes, considered a professional mover but looking at $3500 to $ 5000 to have this done. Just enough to get me to consider myself towing it. Anyone have any thoughts or experience?
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Old 08-11-2020, 01:52 PM   #2
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We have a 2017 F350 DRW and it shows with factory hitch tongue weight capacity is 2,100#. I would think the 2018 should be the same or better.
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Old 08-12-2020, 04:39 AM   #3
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Make sure you get the proper hitch. It wonít be cheap. Gen Y makes some nice ones plus youíll need the equalizer.

Let us know what you do!
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:26 AM   #4
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You may want to check out uShip. They will normally come to less than $2/mile for a cottage. We had gotten an estimate from them but the RV park owner moved or CCK for us for $2/mile so we let him move it.
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Old 08-12-2020, 05:44 AM   #5
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I would agree, get a good hitch and enjoy the drive and pocket the money saved. My first TT had an mt tongue weight of 875 pounds, add the two propane bottles, spare that was on the tongue and the battery. Tongue was close to 1200 loaded ready to go no problem being towed by any of the following vehicles.
2012 Ram 2500
2014 Tundra
2014 F 150
2016 F 350
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:26 AM   #6
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Lets see,W/D hitch for this will be around 700$,Fuel for 900 miles?,insurance?,permits/tolls?,Tires???,Worry???! UShip or other price of 2$ mile,I know which I would choose! Youroo!!
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:49 AM   #7
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When our TH is empty, the TW is right around 1900 lbs. No issues on a SRW Ford SD. Even when it is loaded, she sits at +1600 on the tongue. You will be fine weight wise.
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Old 08-13-2020, 06:20 PM   #8
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Towed my cottage from Michigan to central Florida with my 2500HD Chevy and a equalize r hitch with no issues other than fuel mileage only got 8 to 9 with my Duramax.
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