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Bumpyroad

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Posted: 08/24/20 04:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

kellem wrote:

Apex Nano 208BHS pay more attention to GVWR of trailer vs dry weight as most of the trailers your truck can safely pull will more than likely have lower CCC and weigh in closer to that GVWR.
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I believe wet weight loaded is more important than the GVWR, assuming that your weights are otherwise in line.
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bstar1952 wrote:

If you're going to need internet to work, you may need to check out whatever RV Park you'll be staying at for good service. Out of the 156 parks we've stayed at over the past few years, I think 3 had good enough internet you could work with. A little exaggeration, but seriously most RV parks have crappy internet.


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I wouldn't want to tow that with my 2013 F150....

But, in the end, it's all up to what numbers you want to go by..

I'm towing a #7000 GVWR TT with my F150 that's rated to tow #11,000... I have the actual "MaxTow" option as shown below.

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I bleed Ford Blue, but that engine just plain sucks and if you have to go up any 'hills', you will be hating life... 4 speed tranny and probably only a 3.55 rear gear and you'll be in second gear and foot to the floor on a 5% grade..

Numbers are fine, but I've been towing for some time now with these F150s and you just gotta know what you got and go from there...

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Bumpyroad wrote:

kellem wrote:

Apex Nano 208BHS pay more attention to GVWR of trailer vs dry weight as most of the trailers your truck can safely pull will more than likely have lower CCC and weigh in closer to that GVWR.
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I believe wet weight loaded is more important than the GVWR, assuming that your weights are otherwise in line.
bumpy


You edited in words I never said......Apex nano???? You drinking ?

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Use the GVWR as a starting point (since you don't have the trailer, you can't weigh it and get the real wet weight).

Assume 12-15% of the GVWR is the hitch weight. Odds are that creates a limitation that will likely keep you down around 6000lb.

Finding an existing layout that gives you two dedicated workstations without taking over the dinnet and couch is problematic.

You will also have to figure out how much internet you need. If you are on lots of video calls, it becomes more problematic.


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The internet connection can be an issue depending on what you need for work. If just emails, it’s not that big a deal, but depending on what you do and the bandwidth needed it could be an issue.

I’ve had to work some while camping, using campground WiFi, but most of the time I end up using my HotSpot on my phone. It’s slow but works. It’s fine if you just need to logging and do a few things, but I could not be productive doing it. I’ve also had to drive 10-15 miles to find decent cell reception.


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kellem wrote:

Bumpyroad wrote:

kellem wrote:

Apex Nano 208BHS pay more attention to GVWR of trailer vs dry weight as most of the trailers your truck can safely pull will more than likely have lower CCC and weigh in closer to that GVWR.
.


I believe wet weight loaded is more important than the GVWR, assuming that your weights are otherwise in line.
bumpy


You edited in words I never said......Apex nano???? You drinking ?


I did not edit anything in.

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I can't add much value to the above comments but congrats on doing the math first!

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by your numbers...

1580-700 = 880
-100 for the hitch = 780
divided by 15% (high end of tongue weight)
= 5866.6 lbs.

you should be looking for trailers with a gvwr less than 5867. Also plan your cargo carefully. id expect a trip of that magnitude to require a lot of "stuff"


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bstar1952 wrote:

If you're going to need internet to work, you may need to check out whatever RV Park you'll be staying at for good service. Out of the 156 parks we've stayed at over the past few years, I think 3 had good enough internet you could work with. A little exaggeration, but seriously most RV parks have crappy internet.

Nope, that's not at all an exaggeration, out of the >100 parks we've stayed at in the last 4 years there was exactly 1 where I would have had a prayer of doing a video conference from.


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