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Old 03-03-2014, 08:35 AM   #11
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Hey Camper! Our X23B was 4420# loaded and we had 600# tongue weight. As everyone points out your weights will be different. We tended to pack pretty light (I think). Our TV was a 2003 Expedition 5.4 which did a pretty good job towing and delivered 9.x mpg - never broke the 10mpg barrier.
Although the GCW (10380#) was comfortably less than the GCWR (14500#) our rear axle was pretty close to maxing out (GAWR-Rear 4128# and the rear axle weight was 4040# with no spring bars and 3800# with the bars. That was with the bride, myself and the wiener dog. With the son, DIL, G'son and their baggage I'm sure we were "heavy".
Since you have the TT and TV already I'd suggest a trip to the CAT scales. It'll cost you $14 to make the 3 trips across the scales, in return you get a very clear picture of your weights. Be sure to go loaded as you would for a trip.
We loved our X23B and tho we've recently traded to a 351RLTS we do miss it, hope you get many great miles and memories with it.
Keep posting your questions and discoveries here, you'll find this forum an incredible source of knowledge and experience (and quite a few opinions)


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Old 03-17-2014, 07:56 PM   #12
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I tow my 2011 x23b with f150 5.4l v8 4dr 5.5' box 4x4.
I wouldn't tow it with anything smaller. Nice to be able to get up to free way speeds by the end of the ramp. Imo I would be looking at getting a different tow vehicle as soon as possible. Also I do know trucks cost way to much money these days. I do love the x23b but did you look at the 20 e weight is a little less and you could also to haul it with out water. I'm thinking of hauling tue x23b without water or very little and just filling up at campground. Food for thought may save a few lbs.

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Old 03-18-2014, 07:26 AM   #13
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Can you pull it? Most likely you can.

The Dealer said we could. - A dealer told us that we could handle a 5'ver [9k plus] with our 08 chevy 1500. Even swore that the capacities shown in the owners manual was wrong. Truth is that the O8 crew cab was not designed [and is not recommended] to pull a 5'er because it only came with a short bed. Also the factory tow limit was well below the weight of this RV.

Moral is that they want to sell you what they have on the lot.

I pulled a heavy 20' Cobia runabout with a v6 S-10 back in the day. It had plenty of power but the boat controlled the truck when it began to sway. These small pickups don't have the weight to control anything heavier than a pop up,
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Old 03-18-2014, 09:18 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by Camper1 View Post
Hello, The trailer is 3995 pounds dry weight and 395 hitch weight.
DRY WEIGHT means NOTHING... the only weight numbers that matter is fully loaded with family on board pulling our of your driveway.. weigh your truck and trailer on the start of a trip to get the real and relevant numbers.
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Old 04-03-2014, 03:49 PM   #15
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Just another one to suggest I'd not try it. I've got a 23B and our tongue weight is between 610 and 640lbs. The thing is surprisingly large though it seems small as far as '23 feet' and the numbers on the website are way under real life experience. I feel like our TDI pulls it well, but I'd not go any larger with it. I'd not feel safe pulling it behind a ranger (had one of those 2wd v6 back in the day).
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:34 PM   #16
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Got to factor in the wear and possible damage to your transmission and drive train also. I would hate to see you burn up your tranny! That is an expensive fix...
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Old 04-03-2014, 08:07 PM   #17
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the dealer told I would not have any problem pulling my 26'tt with my 1500 Silverado I didn't have any problem pulling it but when the brake controller quit working I had a major problem getting it stopped. next time I pulled it I had a lot more truck.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:56 AM   #18
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Snapper... that would happen with any setup that you might have if the brakes on what you tow go dead or stop working...

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