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Old 09-01-2016, 04:15 PM   #31
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Good simple video on backing up:

https://youtu.be/VY2lUU_oM7Y
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Old 09-01-2016, 06:42 PM   #32
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Thank you Red Horse, I have a Chevy C1500 V8 that tows 6500lbs. We will camp close to home. I have been reserching for over a month. I love Jayco, but admit I havelooked at the Palomino Stampede and the Rockwood Roo because of their large slide. However I trust Jayco more.
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Thanks for the response. Our TV for the 23B had a max trailer weight of 9500# IIRC. No prob, right? The 23B tipped in at 4400#, again IIRC. The tongue was 600# and we were abt 300# shy of the Rear GAWR. Add another couple in the rear seat and I'm sure we were over. Our Rear GAWR was 4100# and the TV weighed 3200# with no TT.
My point, I do not think the Max trailer or Max tow number has much bearing on the type of trailer we tow.
IMHO you may be a bit over the rear axle weight. I'd suggest a visit to a CAT Scale for your weights. The difference between the Rear GAWR (on the sticker on the driver's door jamb) and the scale ticket "drive axle" weight will be an estimate of the Max tongue weight you should consider.
Divide that number by 0.13 (13%) and you get the TT weight.

You can see our original TV in my sig and I'll say it was "adequate", I wouldn't have wanted a less capable TV.

Keep in touch and please forgive my weight "rant".

The CAT Scale is your friend.
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