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Old 08-23-2012, 08:50 AM   #11
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just remember, the man can pull you into a scale and fine you if you are over the legal weight allowed for your axles . Make sure you are under the max weight allowed on your GAWR and you should be OK.
Not true in all states. In MO I can hook up to a D8 if I wanted to as long as I have the proper plates.
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The weights the manufacturer advertises on their brochures and actual weights are always different. My last TT was a 30' Sunset Trail Reserve. The weight of it at the scales without any gear was 1500lbs heavier than stated in the brochure. The same was true with my TT I had before that one, only it was 1,000lbs heavier. Most salesman will tell you that a 1/2 ton will handle just about any TT because they are ignorant on the subject. On another note, I would highly recommend an Equalizer brand hitch if you do not already have one. I have tried others and they are far superior to the bar/chain style.
Thanks for the hitch advice. I've looked at them and also think the bar type, the actual "Equalizer" brand is better than the chain type. With all said, and the tow package I have, I think I'll be OK. The 30 - 33' trailers I'm now looking at are the fiberglass ones and though a few $K higher, are 1 to 1.5Klbs lighter putting their loaded weight at 7800 to 8000lbs, within my limits.

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The 3.73 rear-end comes as part of the Max Tow package which adds 400lbs to the payload capacity and an integrated trailer brake controller. Looking back to the OP, I realize this was not part of the question, my bad.
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Not true in all states. In MO I can hook up to a D8 if I wanted to as long as I have the proper plates.
They also nab you by weight in MO, I've been in the scales a few times in mayview as a trucker. They also go by weight, regardless of truck, and plates.
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