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Old 01-15-2014, 11:49 PM   #11
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My opinion is you'll be fine. I have a similar truck and weights/length and have no issues. Towed from Cleveland to Disney last summer and had not one issue with the truck/trailer combination, even through the West Virginia Turnpike. The Firestone Ride Rite made a big difference.

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Old 01-16-2014, 07:50 AM   #12
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I wouldn't, and you're going to max out your payload once you add propane, battery. Realistic weight is closer to 13-15% TW. JMO.....
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What have you pulled before? I was nervous before I started out with mine, but once I got my first trip under my belt it was smooth sailing. It will pull up decent grades without slowing. I have the exact same WD and sway in one setup, and it has never wiggled. One thing I do have going for me is my trailer has a spread axle setup. It helps keep it very stable and it walks right over bumps.
I've been towing a 24' @ 4300# TT and a number of open car-haulers. The car haulers are heavy tipping in at 7k but are short, while the TT is light weight but is more sway prone being enclosed. I'm familiar with sway, how it's induced, where the tricky spots are (freeway speeds, corners, passing enclosed semi's and class-A's, etc.), and I know white knuckle driving as I've pulled loads such as this with inferior SUV towing before. Not a comfortable place I want to be.

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I think your comments on "throw everything in and go" really sums it up for me. I don't want to be held back in the distance I can travel or limitation on being able to carry a tank of fresh-water, etc. If this trailer is too close to that bleeding edge, maybe it's not for me. I should have bought a bigger truck! Sort of thought I was with a Max Tow and 11k# tow rating
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My opinion is you'll be fine. I have a similar truck and weights/length and have no issues. Towed from Cleveland to Disney last summer and had not one issue with the truck/trailer combination, even through the West Virginia Turnpike. The Firestone Ride Rite made a big difference.

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I have never seen a trucks *** end still be higher than the front with a trailer attached?? It's just my opinion but it just doesn't look right. It might be just the way the photo was taken but the trailer looks a little nose high too. If anything with a trailer that long you would be better off having it slightly nose down so the rear bumper has less of a chance to drag on anything... JMO...
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Old 01-16-2014, 09:15 AM   #15
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I have since purchase a propride hitch on the direct advice from Sean at Propride that the truck was more than capable of towing this trailer - safely.
Wow, that is one really slick hitch!

From looking at the vids, seems like a highly complex hookup and disconnect sequence. How do you like it?

[edit] I see that the Proride 3P and the Hensley Arrow are basically the same hitch (hence the nearly identical design by the same inventor):
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Wow, that is one really slick hitch!

From looking at the vids, seems like a highly complex hookup and disconnect sequence. How do you like it?

[edit] I see that the Proride 3P and the Hensley Arrow are basically the same hitch (hence the nearly identical design by the same inventor):
http://www.propridehitch.com/pages/T...tch-Story.html
Actually no it's really simple - just have to get used to it. the hitch is awesome, have had absolutely no issues - worth every penny.

this was the video that more or less sold me on it:

that and I emailed a questions to propride at 8pm on a Sunday night and had a personal reply from the owner of the company less that 5 minutes later. Customer service is unreal.
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FWIW I would do it and am.

I am towing in that same length area with my TT behind my 2004 F150 SCrew FX4 with a standard WDH without sway control. That being said if I plan to tow a little more this year I may look to upgrade the hitch.

Your set up depends on your own comfort zone and experience. I have extensive towing experience with a wide variety of trailer sizes, styles and hitches behind a multitude of trucks.

My current set up is certainly maxing out what I am willing to do with this truck but I am comfortable with it.

Are you at your limits? yup Does that mean don't do it? No

Set yourself, as well as your TV and TT, up well and be careful with how much and where you load stuff. The most important part is do not drive/tow beyond your own skill/ comfort level.
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FWIW I would do it and am.

I am towing in that same length area with my TT behind my 2004 F150 SCrew FX4 with a standard WDH without sway control. That being said if I plan to tow a little more this year I may look to upgrade the hitch.

Your set up depends on your own comfort zone and experience. I have extensive towing experience with a wide variety of trailer sizes, styles and hitches behind a multitude of trucks.

My current set up is certainly maxing out what I am willing to do with this truck but I am comfortable with it.

Are you at your limits? yup Does that mean don't do it? No

Set yourself, as well as your TV and TT, up well and be careful with how much and where you load stuff. The most important part is do not drive/tow beyond your own skill/ comfort level.
Problem is most people badly overestimate their skill and attribute luck to skill. Works great until that bad situation arises that really tests their setup. I'm not very worried about me doing something stupid (though I have) , but I'm very concerned about the compact car slipping through traffic and my rig loaded to the gills being unable to stay in control. If it was just me on the road I'd have no worries. Unfortunately we share the road with maniacs and being on the edge like that increases risks exponentially.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:10 PM   #19
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I too am doing it without any problems... Towing a 35.5' Outback 316RL with a 2013 FX4, 145" wheelbase, EcoBoost along with a 6" lift kit and the tow package. Taken it out on several trips so far - highway, back roads, etc without any problems in handling. One of the trips was primitive camping, so I went in with a full water tank, and a generator on the back of the truck. I could tell a bit of a difference in the feel of heaviness, but it still handled great! Using a Equalizer 4 point sway-control hitch, and so far, so good!! I don't think I would go any bigger than this as far as a trailer goes. We had looked at the Open Range trailers, but man are those things heavy!! Good luck to you and have fun!
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I have never seen a trucks *** end still be higher than the front with a trailer attached?? It's just my opinion but it just doesn't look right. It might be just the way the photo was taken but the trailer looks a little nose high too. If anything with a trailer that long you would be better off having it slightly nose down so the rear bumper has less of a chance to drag on anything... JMO...
Was going to say the same thing...trailer looks nose high.
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