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Old 07-24-2012, 07:16 PM   #11
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If I was you my biggest concern would be the lack of a brake controller. That's a lot of extra weight for your truck to stop.

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Old 07-24-2012, 07:41 PM   #12
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If your not sure if you have a WD Hitch then you most likely don't because there pretty complex. Without the WD and no brake controller, I would not take the risk. Thats an awful lot of weight with no WD hitch. Thats just my opinion.


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Old 07-29-2012, 01:04 PM   #13
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FPM said it best, the plaintiff's lawyers will have a field day should the unexpected happen. Probably ought to take up the offer of the gentleman living close by. I know some parks(not state parks for sure, but private parks) will even store your vehicle at a reduced rate and then set it up for your arrival, and move it back when you are gone. Best of luck.

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Old 07-29-2012, 01:23 PM   #14
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I would not want to do it. You truck could probably crawl down street with that trailer, but you would need a WDH and Brake Controller no matter what.

A modest Weight Distribution Hitch and brake controller alone are going to cost you ~$300-$400 and you do need these to tow the TT. Then the WDH would need to be installed/setup with your TV and TT present, the brake controller could be done ahead of time. By the way the "Tow Package" are things like the receiver, transmission cooler, 7 way plug, etc...the WDH is altogether different. The WDH replaces the standard hitch ball and ball mount that you insert in the receiver for towing light weight boats/trailers.

If it was me I would call a tow truck service and see what they would charge to move the trailer. If it is only a few miles I would imaging they would do it for $20-$30 each way. Also, since you are technically a customer of the private campground and use their storage facility too, they too may tow it to the the State Park campground for you on occasion, for a fee of course. There is a similar set up on the Central Coast in CA where an expensive private beach front campground is next to a State Park. The private CG storage facility is down the road further from the SP CG, I have heard if you pay to use their storage they will deliver your TT to the State Park for $30 and another $30 to retrieve it.

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:36 PM   #15
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Clubhouse has the right idea here. I just traded in the same truck you have. Max towing is more like 6900 lbs. GCVW is 12500, which you would be way over.
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Old 08-05-2012, 09:49 PM   #16
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You are storing the TT at "Pirate.........." place for $500 A WEEK!? Or did you mean a month? If you are paying $500 a week,,,,whew.
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Old 08-05-2012, 10:27 PM   #17
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Why not pay one of your neighbors in the campground to move it for you.

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