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RE: Travel trailer necessities

Thank you all for the suggestions. definitely gave me a good head start.
Ejraste 01/14/21 10:10am Beginning RVing
RE: Travel trailer necessities

parking chocks Levelers A good sewer hose and a good support like a slunky Disposable gloves and hand cleaner A clear hose connector to visually see when your tank is empty or running clear Holding tank treatment Just some basics, but there is so much more. Create a good checklist using Excel for yourself and use it for every single trip. Make a menu plan on one side and ingredients list on the other, add things to do at the house before leaving such as stop mail, set light timers, turn off water to all toilets, washing machine, and ice maker, etc. Thanks a lot! Yeah I was trying to see what I can get away with for at least our first trip and go from there. Here's what I came up with also. Pretty much everything you just said, I just dont want to miss anything. Wheel Chocks Leveling blocks Sewer hose with support and clear connector white rv fresh water hose water pressure regulator valve water filter rv extension cord holding tank treatment surge protector? If you can think of anything else, let me know.
Ejraste 01/12/21 08:25am Beginning RVing
Travel trailer necessities

Hello, We purchased out first travel trailer and will begin to use it this summer. I am just gathering a list of everything that is needed. we will not be doing any boondocking, just full hookups at sites. Thanks for any help.
Ejraste 01/12/21 07:57am Beginning RVing
RE: RV Sales Push

I am in the middle of looking for our first TT. We will be using it for smaller weekend trips and probably a long 7- 10 day trip once a year. Our goal is to find a seasonal spot to keep trailer on site and then pull off when we want to explore somewhere for the once a year trip. we definitely want one that has the actual bunk room as I have two small children. I'm currently looking at a 33' 2021 KZ sportsmen listed at 22,995. Is this actually a good price or should I wait around until Fall to see if anything else pops up? To put it in perspective. We bought our 07 Cherokee TT it was 32 feet long and had a super slide and rear quad bunk bedroom as well as our front bedroom. We paid $22k back in 06. I would say with everything added into trailers 14 years that’s a good price! Yeah I just haven't really ever looked for a trailer until recently. So I wasn't sure if I will get this size and style for any cheaper than that?
Ejraste 08/04/20 10:29am General RVing Issues
RE: RV Sales Push

I am in the middle of looking for our first TT. We will be using it for smaller weekend trips and probably a long 7- 10 day trip once a year. Our goal is to find a seasonal spot to keep trailer on site and then pull off when we want to explore somewhere for the once a year trip. we definitely want one that has the actual bunk room as I have two small children. I'm currently looking at a 33' 2021 KZ sportsmen listed at 22,995. Is this actually a good price or should I wait around until Fall to see if anything else pops up?
Ejraste 08/04/20 07:59am General RVing Issues
RE: Payload Rating vs Tongue Weight

from what I understand, it seems that the 500lbs rating is if you just put a ball on the bumper and pull that way. If you have a hitch installed then you would go by that rating. My f150 had the same thing and stated a 500lb tongue weigh rating, but it was for a bumper pull.
Ejraste 08/04/20 07:41am Tow Vehicles
RE: Understanding GVWR

Gosh you folks bring a lot of **** in your campers. Wife and I can camp for a week and starting out loaded with clothing, groceries and "usual" camp stuff the camper weights 700lbs more than when it left the factory. What are you bringing to add 1500-2000 lbs? Yeah, I wondered the same thing. The TT im looking at has CC of 1900 lbs, but i don't see how I'll ever add that much in there. The only way is if you lived there or took long road trips and needed full water tanks and so forth.
Ejraste 08/03/20 12:53pm Towing
RE: Enclosed underbelly

Ok so what it seems like Is that I shouldn’t go out of my way and turn down any good deals just because it doesn’t have the enclosed underbelly.
Ejraste 07/23/20 06:43am Travel Trailers
Enclosed underbelly

Ok, my next question on finding the right first travel trailer. Do I need to get a trailer that is 4 season and has enclosed underbelly? We don’t plan on actually doing any deep winter camping (at least no plans to at this point). I just wanted to see opinion’s on mostly the enclosed underbelly. I don’t want to pass up on a really good deal if the trailer maybe doesn’t have the enclosed and heated underbelly. Thanks
Ejraste 07/22/20 05:54pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Correct, J2807 is based on full fluids, a 150 pound driver, and 10% tongue weight using a flat deck trailer with heavy weights adjusted to give the desired tongue weight. It's not at all representative of what real users tow or how most of us use our vehicles. I've talked to several people in the industry about a more realistic tow test using an average family of 4 with 2 teenagers and a few hundred in the bed and a max frontal area but because it would result on smaller numbers everyone has said it would never fly as marketing would kill it. Honestly I think the test they do, especially the 11 mile Davis dam test is much harder and more demanding than the normal person would pull. Over 3000 feet of elevation over a short 11 mile stretch going a minimum of 40 mph. So for example, if the 2020 Silverado pulled the 9500 lbs through that stretch of elevation and demand without any issues, I would say that pulling 7000 to 7500 lbs would be no issue. And they actually use a 150 lb passenger as well on their runs.
Ejraste 07/21/20 09:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

I tend to think I could easily keep a 6000 lb trailer under 8000lbs when loading it. If it actually weighs 6000# dry. Mine was around 300# more than stated dry weight. I scaled it on the way home from the dealer. On a trailer that size, I wouldn’t be surprised to see 500# or more. That’s understood which I’ll keep into consideration. I gave myself wiggle room with the weight numbers I stated above. Sounds good. I have the same truck you are looking at and I doubt if you would have any problem toting a 7000# trailer. Yeah, from what I’m reading, most new trucks are tow rated Based on j2807 standards. So if a truck is rated for 10,000 lbs then that means it passed every single test towing towing 10,000 lbs. The tests were all completed with 150lb driver and passenger and all towing/hitch equipment needed. Just to make sure I am understanding this correctly? Of course, any extra weight added above that would lower your towing capacity, and as long as you are Not maxed out on gvcwr and payload, then I would assume the truck is capable of handling the weight.
Ejraste 07/20/20 10:34am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

I tend to think I could easily keep a 6000 lb trailer under 8000lbs when loading it. If it actually weighs 6000# dry. Mine was around 300# more than stated dry weight. I scaled it on the way home from the dealer. On a trailer that size, I wouldn’t be surprised to see 500# or more. That’s understood which I’ll keep into consideration. I gave myself wiggle room with the weight numbers I stated above.
Ejraste 07/19/20 07:21am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

6k dry weight for that Silverado is good! Happy Camping! Yeah I’m just trying to decipher numbers correctly. 2060 lbs payload - 450 family - 100 hitch - 300 miscellaneous = 1210 lbs 1210 lbs/ 15% = 8066 lbs fully loaded I tend to think I could easily keep a 6000 lb trailer under 8000lbs when loading it.
Ejraste 07/19/20 06:07am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Depends on how the 2020 Silverado is configured. If it has the NHT tow package and the 6.2 v8 420 hp/460 torque engine/10 speed tranny then your good to go. The NHT package comes with a higher gvwr/rawr No, it’s the 5.3v8 6 speed with 3.42 gear ratio. I researched old posts and it seems like it’s 50/50 on people towing with the 1/2 ton trucks. I’m not going to be an every weekend type of tower. The goal is to get on a seasonal site for the first couple years so the young kids can enjoy the summer with the amenities of the campground. Eventually, we may take longer trips but the most miles we will pull during the first couple years might be a max of like 150 miles one way.
Ejraste 07/17/20 07:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Ok. If I went to a 2020 Silverado would that help me much? Towing capacity is 9500 lbs with gvwr 7100 lbs and gvcwr at 15000 lbs. the curb weight is approximately 5100 lbs. so my final question is , would I have issues pulling a 30ft trailer with 6000 dry weight.
Ejraste 07/17/20 03:33pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

so 1400 lbs payload? thought you wanted more truck? I essentially want more pull without having issues with transmission or engine. I’m not sure if that will be much of an upgrade from my f150 that’s why I was asking for feedback. From what people have said and what I have read, the payload isn’t really a deciding factor as you can just load up the trailer with cargo and it will only affect tongue weight minimally. So that 200 lbs I lose on payload, I can throw in trailer and only add 30 lbs to the payload.
Ejraste 07/09/20 11:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

240 HP 420 lbs -ft torque Curb Weight - Front (lbs): 3114 Curb Weight - Rear (lbs): 2284 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Front (lbs): 3900 Gross Axle Wt Rating - Rear (lbs): 3900 Gross Combined Wt Rating (lbs): 13750 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Cap (lbs): 6800
Ejraste 07/09/20 10:22am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Does anyone have any experience with the 2019 RAM 3.0 eco diesel?? I’m kinda curious about this engine I considered a diesel before I got the Silverado. All of the ones I looked at had relatively low payloads compared to 1500 gassers. In addition, the cost of diesel fuel, the DEF, and the cost of maintenance kinda put me off. Don’t get me wrong, I love diesels. Got one in my tractor and had one in my sailboat.. Also, I am only pulling 5000 pounds. My Silverado is a plain Jane and cost a lot less than the diesels I looked at. MotorTrend loved the 2020 Ram Ecodiesel. Yeah there’s a dealership unloading the 2019 diesels they have in stock for under 31k. That’s why I was considering it and wanted feedback.
Ejraste 07/09/20 08:03am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Ejraste, any "hobby" is never an inexpensive undertaking. RVing and towing is a constant learning process. The numbers truck manufacturers and traile manufacturers give you, while accurate, is mostly directed at sales. My truck can pull a 747.....ok, impressive but likely blew the engine doing it. Your truck will pull what you are looking at BUT, as others have said it will be a stressful workout keeping things under control. Short pulls 8 to 10 hours away on mostly flat terrain will be OK. Longer cross country getting into mountains will be a struggle for you and the truck. No matter what engine you have you'll get 9 to 13 MPG every time you tow. More truck to handle the trailer is always a good thing. Yeah I hear you. I already told the wife that I’ll need a new truck to pull trailer. I’m still looking at half tons but with engines with more torque. I would be fine with the 5.7 hemi in the RAM and the 5.3 in the gmc/Chevy truck’s. I was curious about the 3.0 eco diesel in the 2019 ram 1500 which has 420 lbs -ft of torque.
Ejraste 07/08/20 02:52pm Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

Does anyone have any experience with the 2019 RAM 3.0 eco diesel?? I’m kinda curious about this engine
Ejraste 07/08/20 09:05am Travel Trailers
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