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Old 04-02-2013, 09:58 AM   #1161
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Thanks for the replies. The #1 TT on my short list has a GVWR of 6500 lbs., so depending on how the tongue weight works out I might be okay with that. Still looking for a lighter unit with the floorplan we want, no rush to buy.

Another question, what is the approximate weight of a good WDH?
I pull a 08 Jayco 23FB with a GVWR of #6700ish. I and thousands of others use a http://www.equalizerhitch.com/ For my/that weight of TT, a 1k/10k would be a good match. I have logged close to 40k kms of towing and have never had an issue. There is also a Reese dual cam that gets a lot of praise, for me I find that the above is just easier to setup and use.

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Thanks for the replies. The #1 TT on my short list has a GVWR of 6500 lbs., so depending on how the tongue weight works out I might be okay with that. Still looking for a lighter unit with the floorplan we want, no rush to buy.

Another question, what is the approximate weight of a good WDH?
Just picked up an Andersen "no sway" WD hitch for pulling my (short A-framed) cargo trailer - it's shipping weight was 57lbs. it's not inexpensive, but I prefer it to my (MUCH) heavier Robin Industries 1,200/12,000lb WD hitch with more traditional round bars - that thing's gotta be pushing 140+lbs complete...
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hey guys... i'm new to the camper game and went out looking for the first time yesterday for a trailer. i just wanted to get an idea of what my truck can and can't do.

anyways i found a koala lite 24rbk that i really liked. the problem with it is, it's not "4 seasoned" meaning... it doesn't have dual paned glass and it's not recommended to live in it year round.

so, what trailers are you guys pulling that ARE 4 seasoned.

2010 screw 4x4 5.4 with a gv of 7300. no, i don't have the max tow package.

http://www.avalonrvcenter.com/rv/sky...r/2440/Skyline__
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Old 04-02-2013, 12:13 PM   #1164
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Thanks for the replies. The #1 TT on my short list has a GVWR of 6500 lbs., so depending on how the tongue weight works out I might be okay with that. Still looking for a lighter unit with the floorplan we want, no rush to buy.

Another question, what is the approximate weight of a good WDH?

You'll likely be fine with a trailer that size at 1695 payload. The tongue weight may get up around 1000lb once you're loaded. All trailers are different with their tongue weight to trailer weight ratio but it is usually 10-15% when dry. Remember that all the weight of your propane tanks and batteries is on the tongue.

My payload is 1848 lb, my trailer (6800lb GVWR, ~5237lb dry) has a tongue weight of 518 lb dry but the propane tanks and batteries alone add over 200 lb to that. When loaded up with my wife, dogs and wood I have about 400 lb of payload left.

You'll definitely need a weight distributing hitch and may want to load most of your 'stuff' in the trailer as opposed to the back seat or bed.

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Old 04-02-2013, 01:01 PM   #1165
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hey guys... i'm new to the camper game and went out looking for the first time yesterday for a trailer. i just wanted to get an idea of what my truck can and can't do.

anyways i found a koala lite 24rbk that i really liked. the problem with it is, it's not "4 seasoned" meaning... it doesn't have dual paned glass and it's not recommended to live in it year round.

so, what trailers are you guys pulling that ARE 4 seasoned.

2010 screw 4x4 5.4 with a gv of 7300. no, i don't have the max tow package.

http://www.avalonrvcenter.com/rv/sky...2440/Skyline__
Hey Rigs... I think you're likely good to go with that set up. Nice trailer for the money fo sho.
Try posting your ? in one of the numerous non-pic centric threads in T0wing/Hauling/Plowing huhuh.. plowing.. and you'll get lots of good advice.
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I pull a 08 Jayco 23FB with a GVWR of #6700ish.
Thanks for the info on the hitch.

I really like the new Jayco 22FB
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Hey Rigs... I think you're likely good to go with that set up. Nice trailer for the money fo sho.
Try posting your ? in one of the numerous non-pic centric threads in T0wing/Hauling/Plowing huhuh.. plowing.. and you'll get lots of good advice.

good point.

the only thing i'm really curious about is getting a trailer that's got dual payned windows and is usable all winter long.

up here, we call it "4 seasoned", means it is usable until -50C
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Just curious what your guy's tire payload ratings are, I was thinking I might have to take my 305/35/24s off to pull that cougar 276rls but I looked at the payload rating and its higher than the stock Michelins on 2 f150s next to me in the parking lot. anyone pull with low pros or is that just a bad idea due to lack of sidewall if you hit a bump? They are rated higher than stock as far as weight.
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good point.

the only thing i'm really curious about is getting a trailer that's got dual payned windows and is usable all winter long.

up here, we call it "4 seasoned", means it is usable until -50C
Look at Arctic Fox
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zackly what I was going to suggest. Very nice trailers!
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