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Bobbo

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Posted: 09/13/19 07:36am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

trailer_newbe wrote:

Watch this—> Https://youtu.be/M75Sm7XaIdY

This video is very good for someone getting into towing a TT. I agree that someone who knows what he is doing can configure a 1/2 ton to go heavier, but for John Doe who just decides one day that he would like a TT, but has never even seen one, this would keep him out of trouble while he learns the ins and outs of it.

This video is not trying to convince a knowledgeable and experienced RVer that he is doing it wrong.


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Bobbo wrote:

trailer_newbe wrote:

Watch this—> Https://youtu.be/M75Sm7XaIdY

This video is very good for someone getting into towing a TT. I agree that someone who knows what he is doing can configure a 1/2 ton to go heavier, but for John Doe who just decides one day that he would like a TT, but has never even seen one, this would keep him out of trouble while he learns the ins and outs of it.

This video is not trying to convince a knowledgeable and experienced RVer that he is doing it wrong.


I agree. I think it's an excellent video for folks just getting into the RV life. He said multiple times "In my opinion." I've watched several of his videos, and my experience tells me that he knows what he's talking about.


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One half ton truck have more different GVWR and RAWR than any truck on the road. So when someone jumps up and says a 1/2 ton truck should stick with a 6k trailer I say bull dust. Need to stop watching you tubes/reading magazine specs and read the truck makers body builders weight specs and tow ratings on their respective websites for actual numbers specific to their model trucks options and std equipment.

Or they bit into the 2800-3200 lb gvwr based payload debacle. Choose the right F150 gvwr/rawr packages for towing those 10k trailers.


You obviously missed the point of the video, or simply did not watch it. The person in the video has a ton of experience towing many different rigs. He’s simply saying you can tow heavier with a 1/2 ton, but he wouldn’t do it himself. BTW...I would NEVER tow a 10K trailer with a 1/2, thats insane.


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You obviously missed the point of the video, or simply did not watch it. The person in the video has a ton of experience towing many different rigs. He’s simply saying you can tow heavier with a 1/2 ton, but he wouldn’t do it himself. BTW...I would NEVER tow a 10K trailer with a 1/2, thats insane.

Your mistakin'.
I watched the vid and he just like you missed my point of the using the right F150 or any 1/2 ton truck for a 10k trailer.
Nothing insane about using and staying within a trucks specs.
You and he make up my point about some folks not using the truck makers body service websites for the trucks actual mechanical and weight specs especially Fleet Ford and the F150.


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his use of the gvwr is a little misleading! my T/T has
7300gvwr then subtract the UVR 5274# + WATER, BATT, PROPANE 350# = 5624# SO
7300
-5624
=1676 actual supply carrying compacity. or CCC
loaded heavy i'm only about 700# of supply's so this
5674#
+ 700
=6374# ready to camp checked at the scales. that's a 1000# from the GVWR, quite a difference. most people are not going to load to the max GVWR.
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Posted: 09/19/19 09:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

My weight rating is #7200. I'm pulling 5800 dry weight. I wouldn't want to go any heavier. I don't tow with water in the tanks. The Suburban does fine. Heading to the beach day after tomorrow.

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