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Old 08-27-2012, 01:09 PM   #691
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Very nice rig edurado.......
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Hitch weight is 740 which with my 1585 yellow sticker payload, gives me about 845 lbs excess capacity for everything else. I took the suggestions of the weight police to heart when selecting my trailer (see my thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f82/let-s-h...police-166516/) .
By my calculations, I'm about 55 lbs over with EVERYTHING ( I was very detailed). This coupled with the fact that I loaded most of my gear either over the trailers axles, or to the rear I think I am ok.

I've got about 450 miles on this setup as of now and have nothing but good things to report. Truck tows this combo very well. I had to watch it as I would accidently find myself cruising at 75+ mph. I could easily accelerate up long hills to overtake traffic. Also, the Equilizer 4pt 12k hitch seems to do the trick nicely. I trailed past big rigs going in the opposite direction at high speeds and got nothing but the most minor hints of sway. Front of the truck only went up 1/2 when fully loaded. I know there are better hitches out there, but I don't see anything I need to improve on.

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Not that I care but with a 300lbs bike, the rack, two kayaks, the bed extender, bed rug, all the other stuff in the bed, the WD hitch and the weight on the pin that is around 1000lbs loaded, no way he can stay under limits, impossible.

My fifth wheel weights 1180lbs on the pin loaded (weighed it more than once), my hitch weights 65lbs. I carry nothing in my bed and I'm 100lbs under GVWR limit but 50lbs above rear GAWR limit. I'm driving a plain FX4 SCaB that weights 150lbs less than a SCrew and probably a good 250lbs less than a Platinum like this.

Now go back to the pictures

Now back to the pictures
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Old 08-27-2012, 04:23 PM   #693
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Hitch weight is 740 which with my 1585 yellow sticker payload, gives me about 845 lbs excess capacity for everything else. I took the suggestions of the weight police to heart when selecting my trailer (see my thread: http://www.f150forum.com/f82/let-s-h...police-166516/) .
By my calculations, I'm about 55 lbs over with EVERYTHING ( I was very detailed). This coupled with the fact that I loaded most of my gear either over the trailers axles, or to the rear I think I am ok.

I've got about 450 miles on this setup as of now and have nothing but good things to report. Truck tows this combo very well. I had to watch it as I would accidently find myself cruising at 75+ mph. I could easily accelerate up long hills to overtake traffic. Also, the Equilizer 4pt 12k hitch seems to do the trick nicely. I trailed past big rigs going in the opposite direction at high speeds and got nothing but the most minor hints of sway. Front of the truck only went up 1/2 when fully loaded. I know there are better hitches out there, but I don't see anything I need to improve on.
I'm no weight police as I recently realized my setup is a bit above limit on the rear axel. Yep, even with this "excessive" weight my truck does great, better that anybody would expect out of a half ton truck.

That being said, with this setup you are over limit 100% sure, even with a 750lbs tongue weight, sorry. Go at the scale and see for yourself. Is it bad? I don't think so, depends on you but me I wouldn't worry about that.

Put it this way. I weighted my setup MANY MANY MANY times (every time I see a scale I stop and we have nice and easy to use public scales in QC) . My pin is 1150 - 1180, so 400lbs heavier than yours but my payload is 1895lbs (300lbs over yours). I do not have anything in the bed (no even a liner or cover), my family and I weigh 440lbs and I'm still over limit. So with a dirt bike, kayaks etc and a 1585lbs payload for sure you are also.

But as I said don't worry and enjoy the trailer. You got a very nice setup!

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I'm no weight police as I recently realized my setup is a bit above limit on the rear axel. Yep, even with this "excessive" weight my truck does great, better that anybody would expect out of a half ton truck.

That being said, with this setup you are over limit 100% sure, even with a 750lbs tongue weight, sorry. Go at the scale and see for yourself. Is it bad? I don't think so, depends on you but me I wouldn't worry about that.

Put it this way. I weighted my setup MANY MANY MANY times (every time I see a scale I stop and we have nice and easy to use public scales in QC) . My pin is 1150 - 1180, so 400lbs heavier than yours but my payload is 1895lbs (300lbs over yours). I do not have anything in the bed (no even a liner or cover), my family and I weigh 440lbs and I'm still over limit. So with a dirt bike, kayaks etc and a 1585lbs payload for sure you are also.

But as I said don't worry and enjoy the trailer. You got a very nice setup!

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I agree.
And I don't believe the 740 lbs hitch weight. Unless you have no battery, propane, water heater, and the trailer is 100% empty.
The brochure for my trailer lists 440 lbs as tongue weight. I measured it a couple weeks ago, and it's 620 lbs. That's with all tanks empty.
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I drive a Raptor SCrew with a max towing of 8000 lbs. Any suggestions on what brand/model of TT to get? I have been looking for awhile I would like something under 5000 lbs so I will have room for cargo. I don't really like tent trailer or hybrids.
look into summerland series campers. made by keystone. i have a 26ft sleeps 8, 4700lbs
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Or the Keystone Passport Ultralight 195RB, 5200# GVWR (3580# "shipping weight" + 1620# "carrying capacity"), 23' 4" length.

My 24' 3" trailer (Trailmanor Elkmont) is lighter (4230# GVWR) but they don't make them anymore.
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look into summerland series campers. made by keystone. i have a 26ft sleeps 8, 4700lbs

Outback 23RS..that's what I have and it's great .
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not the best of shots, taken a few weeks back at Bayview state park in Washington... good campsite though
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Leaving for the weekend

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Nice! Optical illusion looks like your bed is bending
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