Originally Posted by JeremyN
I have been seriously looking at purchasing a 312BHX for my family. This looks to be the perfect floorplan for my family, and the amenities on this trailer look unbelievable. I do have a couple questions though.
Would you recommend getting the 2nd AC unit in the bedroom? I live in Wisconsin, so we don't get too many days where it is real hot, but the humidity can sometimes be an issue here. Does the main AC unit effectively cool the entire trailer? Or is a 2nd AC unit normally recommended for a trailer this size?
Also, I am wondering how much my truck will sag when I hook this trailer up. I have a Chevy 2500HD. Does anyone have any pictures of their 312BHX hooked up to their truck?
And thinking about towing the trailer, does anyone recommend any pinbox upgrades to make it to effectively? Would the Mor-ride pinbox be something that I should consider?
We have almost the same 5'er...ours is the 312QBX. I believe the difference is in the bunkhouse...yours would have an outside kitchen where we have an inside dinette/bunk bed.
We only have the single AC installed but did have it pre-wired for the 2nd AC unit so we could easily add it if need be. So far, we don't see the need...but we have low humidity here in Colorado. If we decide to vacation in a hotter or more humid climate we may wish we had it as on hot days out on the plains the single AC can struggle some to keep it cool inside. I'm planning to add some insulation to the AC condenser box and wrap the cold side AC lines to see if that will improve its performance enough.
We tow with an F-350 and the truck drops about 2" carrying the pin weight which when scaled was at about 2,100# with total trailer weight at about 11k#. There is at least one picture of the combo in my profile photo albums.
We have the factory installed Mor/Ryde pin box with a B&W turnover ball/companion hitch and so far have seen no reason to upgrade the pin box...although I'll admit to looking at the 5th Airborne pin box as an option should it become needed.
We love our 312QBX and would recommend it to anyone that has need for a bunkhouse model.
Be sure to check your TV payload sticker to ensure you have the needed capacity.