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RE: Tow weight

A trailer needs enough tongue weight to pull correctly. too little causes sway. the sweet spot on travel trailers us usually 13-15%. the truck has to be able to carry that weight which is why on suv's and half ton trucks payload is typically the limiting factor. The listed tongue weights are not accurate just like the dry weights these dont include things like batteries, propane, even appliances. assume you will load your camper. using my setup as an example. my camper (https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2008-forest-river-flagstaff-micro-lite-travel-trailer-floorplan-23lb-tr3599) can be loaded to weigh 4677 (im close to this and NOT loaded excessivly) my truck has a payload of 1950 lbs 1950 payload -500 lbs (my family, remember they will grow) -100 lbs (my hitch) -350 lbs in the bed (usually bikes and fire woord) =1000 payload available. my tongue weight is right aroung 800 lbs at max (fresh tank in the front) and 700 on the return. i have 1000 lbs left to carry the tongue weight of my trailer and use at most 800 lbs of it. this leaves me with enough to carry my trailer (dont think pull thing hold the weight of). since my kids will grow i know I need this buffer. my last camper was slightly lighter (not much) and I was right at capacity towing with a grand Cherokee, wouldn't like to be there again, towing was NOT comfortable. I would recommend you re-evaluate what you want. if its going to be seasonal buy a seasonal. if its travel either get used to a smaller camper or get more truck. if you opt for a smaller trailer understand you will likely be going larger (and still needing more truck) later.
Jebby14 07/07/20 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

for what its worth my setup is a good match (family of 4 kids are 6 and 4 and i pull with a 2016 f150 5L) https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2008-forest-river-flagstaff-micro-lite-travel-trailer-floorplan-23lb-tr3599 would be a good fit for your truck if you are willing to go a bit closer to the limits than i am. if the mods would chill out with their censorship you could see it in my sig but here is the link to its specs clicky
Jebby14 07/07/20 04:58am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

1640 -100 for the hitch -500 for the family (guessing modify this to your needs) -300 for randoms (food, coolers, gas cans, gear whatever again modify since im guessing) =740 left for payload 740 / 0.15 =4933 fully loaded. assuming my numbers are correct your rig shouldnt weigh more than 5k fully laoded to be able to carry 15 percent of the trailer weight on the tongue for a nice tow. dont look at dry weight look at GVWR. id guess you will be around 24 feet.
Jebby14 07/07/20 04:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Full Timing in Canadian Winter if the Border is still CLOSED

not in that position but id be looking for a cheap apartment month to month and winterizing the trailer
Jebby14 07/03/20 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Class C vs Trailer for Cross country with family? Help

Id go big 5th wheel over C. You already have the truck, why buy another powertrain to handle. You need to add more time. also do everyone a favor and stop at KOA type campgrounds on the way to and from, rest stops suck, especially with a family. if you are looking at renting, why not fly out and rent local?
Jebby14 07/03/20 09:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Reuben Casserole

going to need to take this one for a spin
Jebby14 07/02/20 11:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

detroit is due north of my home in canada :) the ambassador bridge points north heading into USA.
Jebby14 07/02/20 06:54am General RVing Issues
RE: 100 watt Solar decision

i have a single 100W and a group 24 battery. As long as its sunny (my panel is portable with 25' of cable so i can put it in the sun, i get a full charge. running the fridge, alarms water pump and minimal lights i can stay like that until i get a bad charging day. I would think a proper battery setup would serve me better than more solar though i wouldnt say no to either.
Jebby14 07/02/20 04:25am Travel Trailers
RE: Sounds about right....

lol been a long few months at home haha
Jebby14 07/01/20 12:21pm General RVing Issues
RE: Problems with past RV Parks you've stayed at?

all in all we usually get what we expect given we frequent the same handfull of parks most times. i guess if i could change something id space things out more and add more bush between sites.
Jebby14 07/01/20 12:10pm Family Camping
RE: Towing a 4500lb TT with an SUV

fill it up, refull at half tank. is it really an issue in the end? RV's are right up there with boats for money pits and we all know boat stands for break out another thousand........
Jebby14 07/01/20 11:56am Travel Trailers
RE: Canada Day

https://i.imgur.com/UX6Sl9Gl.jpg
Jebby14 07/01/20 09:10am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Happy birthday Canada.

https://i.imgur.com/UX6Sl9Gl.jpg
Jebby14 07/01/20 09:09am General RVing Issues
RE: Canada Day

:) much thanks. Happy Canada day everyone
Jebby14 07/01/20 06:50am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Longer closure gathering momentum...

good. the numbers are fairly clear.
Jebby14 07/01/20 04:28am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: 2021 Ford F150 Revealed

i like it
Jebby14 07/01/20 04:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing with a Ford Explorer

not much action here in the popup section. check out popup portal. those guys know their stuff and are quite passionate about it
Jebby14 07/01/20 04:18am Towing
RE: Black Water Accident

nasty.
Jebby14 07/01/20 04:14am Travel Trailers
RE: Extreme Mold & Water Damage: I need help!

Not much help on the fixing the rotten camper front but i can offer this to post photos here clicky
Jebby14 06/30/20 11:42am Travel Trailers
RE: Outdoor Kitchens

sadly i dont have one. i do ALL my cooking outside. I would prefer an outdoor kitchen without one inside.
Jebby14 06/30/20 10:42am Travel Trailers
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