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RE: New Trailer and Truck

Thanks for all the good advice. We decided on the Solitude 344gk and just ordered. It is going to be a long 13 weeks waiting for it to arrive. Now I just need to get the truck. Going with the DRW. Originally I thought I wanted one of the new 2020 GMC Denalis. They seem like a really nice truck. But you can't find them anywhere. So it looks like I am going to stay with a Ford. Back to the dealer today to decide between a F350 and F450.
ggates 09/14/19 08:48am Towing
RE: New Trailer and Truck

All, Thanks for the great advice. Now I just need to get the wife to decide. If she wants the Solitude, we get a DRW. If she is willing to live with the lighter Reflection, then she can have a SRW. Going trailer shopping today. Either way a get a new truck. Should be fun.
ggates 09/06/19 08:56am Towing
RE: New Trailer and Truck

I guess the question was as much about hitch weight as capacity (since I would be new to 5ver). Math follows: If I assume 10-15% tongue weight of 16K = 1600-2400 lbs. With fuel (1000 lb), plus hitch and DW (500 lb), that would put me just under 4000 lbs (payload of a SRW - 4078 lbs). But I have seen people indicate 20-25% tongue weight (3200-4000). That again puts me at 4000+1000+500 = 5500. About the payload of a DRW (5607 lbs). So depending on what the actual hitch weight is, I could be up against the weight limit for either SRW or DRW. Bigger is "always" better. I just was wondering if anyone made a SRW work.
ggates 09/02/19 11:20am Towing
New Trailer and Truck

I currently pull a TT (<10k) with a 08 Ford Superduty (SRW). We are looking at switching to a new trailer (5ver) and likely a new truck. We are considering a Grand Design (Solitude 344gk). It maxes at around 16k lbs. We really love the new 2020 GMCs. I also intend to put a fuel tank in the bed (1000 lbs) and a heavy hitch (Hensley). My dilemma is SRW vs DRW. I really prefer a SRW (size, parking, etc.), but don't want to make a mistake and have to replace the truck in 2 years. I live in NM, so altitude and mountains are a real effect, but we want to use it to travel the country as I retire. Any real world advice/experience would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
ggates 09/02/19 08:52am Towing
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