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Old 06-08-2016, 04:03 PM
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Load as much in the rear section of the trailer as you can. This will take some weight off of the front.
I also have weight distribution bars. Will this help out?
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I am worried because the tongue weight they are saying is around 930 and 4 adults is 787. Then we still have to add in cargo. Which we are not taking much but I am worried I am over my payload
I'm saying you still don't have to worry about it. Going 100lbs over isn't going break anything, or hurt anything.

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I have a 2011 F-150 XLT 5.0 V8 3.55 tow package and WDH. I tow a Coachman Chaparral 28RBS. Trailer is 6400lbs. I will have 4 adults in the truck heading from Ohio to Myrtle. Anyone see any problems?
You will likely be over your cargo by couple hundred pounds but you will be fine. Assuming you keeps speeds reasonable (60mph is a good speed and tires only rated to 65mph).
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You will likely be over your cargo by couple hundred pounds but you will be fine. Assuming you keeps speeds reasonable (60mph is a good speed and tires only rated to 65mph).
I will keep it 60 and under
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Old 06-09-2016, 08:34 AM
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Load as much in the rear section of the trailer as you can. This will take some weight off of the front.
If you do this, you need to have very good sway control. Too much weight in back of trailer will tend to cause the tail wagging the dog.
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Old 06-09-2016, 09:10 AM
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Yes I know to much weight in the rear makes it fishtail. I really don't have anything to load that I would put in the rear anyways. We are putting our clothing in the closets, and the only stuff we are taking in the truck bed is a cooler, little grill, and maybe a few tools.
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So this happened this past weekend. Finally, my wife LOVES our camper.
We have wanted to upgrade for about 1 1/2 years so we could take the kids and grandkids, we were on top of each other in the 308RETS.
Now I feel like a rookie all over again.
Also I'm going to have a stack of TT parts and goodies that are useless to me on a fiver.

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Holy crap, nice rig! My wife saw the North Points, and I had to chase her away!
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I also have weight distribution bars. Will this help out?
Those should help...when I said load things in the rear of the trailer don't overload it to a point where it will sway. I'm use to loading a 5th wheel toy hauler that's heavy in the front so we just shift weight to the rear to balance out the weight when we can. Cruise at 60 to 62 mph and Happy Motoring!!
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So this happened this past weekend. Finally, my wife LOVES our camper.
We have wanted to upgrade for about 1 1/2 years so we could take the kids and grandkids, we were on top of each other in the 308RETS.
Now I feel like a rookie all over again.
Also I'm going to have a stack of TT parts and goodies that are useless to me on a fiver.

Nice 5'er always great to have more room for the grandkids...they rule!!
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