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Old 06-21-2014, 11:36 AM   #21
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The nice thing about that Carbon, and most people overlook, it comes with good sturdy 15" tires. I would never buy a TT with anything less then a 15" wheel
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You never said what you would be hauling inside? How heavy? How far are you towing it? How flat, hilly or mountainess is it?
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I Harley Ultra Limited and a Triumph Explorer, across the country and out west, so long range for sure. Bikes combined wet with gear are about 1800 pounds, that is the heaviest load I will be hauling.
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Again,thanks for all the input gents.
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I Harley Ultra Limited and a Triumph Explorer, across the country and out west, so long range for sure. Bikes combined wet with gear are about 1800 pounds, that is the heaviest load I will be hauling.
You also want to ensure you dont offset you're tongue weight too much, or you could end up with sway issues. You'll also want to invest in a good quality WD system, with built in sway control. I suggest the http://www.equalizerhitch.com/ others like the Reese Dual Cam.
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Looks like it'll work. You also have good payload which seems a rarity here. Just don't load your truck to heavy and it should work good.

Take it easy.
1500 is pretty typical of xlt trim. It is the fx, lariat,platinums that get 1100-1200. I looked at lots of xlt trucks and the lowest I found was 1400 and the highest was 1650. These were all scab trucks with a mix of 5.0 and ecoboost. Most 5.0 had higher gvwr I think (7350? Vs 7200), but basically the same payload presumably due to heavier motor.

I'm sure you could max out an xlt and kill your payload too though!

My door sticker lists 1575.
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1500 is pretty typical of xlt trim. It is the fx, lariat,platinums that get 1100-1200. I looked at lots of xlt trucks and the lowest I found was 1400 and the highest was 1650. These were all scab trucks with a mix of 5.0 and ecoboost. Most 5.0 had higher gvwr I think (7350? Vs 7200), but basically the same payload presumably due to heavier motor.

I'm sure you could max out an xlt and kill your payload too though!

My door sticker lists 1575.
Mastblaster1 has a FX4 so his payload is pretty high for that model which is good. Of course by just having a 5.0L, you'll have an additional 150 lbs opposed to an Ecoboost. Ecoboost motor 10 lbs heavier with it's turbos and intercooler, than the 5.0L so you gain overall 160 lbs advantage.

I wouldn't even consider a Ecoboost without the Max Tow package based strictly on payload and GVWR.
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Mastblaster1 has a FX4 .
Derp. Yep. In the title and everything. I'm losing it I think
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1500 is pretty typical of xlt trim. It is the fx, lariat,platinums that get 1100-1200. I looked at lots of xlt trucks and the lowest I found was 1400 and the highest was 1650. These were all scab trucks with a mix of 5.0 and ecoboost. Most 5.0 had higher gvwr I think (7350? Vs 7200), but basically the same payload presumably due to heavier motor.

I'm sure you could max out an xlt and kill your payload too though!

My door sticker lists 1575.

1680 for my xlt,max tow..with eco..
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Hey Masterblaster1, You may consider the Cruiser Fun Finder XT276 toyhauler. A 30 footer that checks in at 5,110 lb. dry.


http://www.cruiserrv.com/products/fu...ns/item/xt-276


We are awaiting a delivery on a K-Z MXT303 toyhauler. It is 34' with a GVWR at 8,800 lb. That should put the hitch weight at 1,100 lb. fully loaded at 12.5 %.


http://www.kz-rv.com/mxt/MXT303.html


I am adding Ride Rite air bags, Billstein shocks, and a ProPride WDH to help stabilize and control the rig.


I am anxious to get started.
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