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Old 09-27-2016, 03:20 PM   #21
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I pull my 2016 Jay Flight 28 ' BHBE with no issues with my Tundra.I have the equalizing hitch and sway bar . If I was buying a new truck I would buy the 3/4 ton.

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Old 09-27-2016, 03:36 PM   #22
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I pull my 2016 Jay Flight 28 ' BHBE with no issues with my Tundra.I have the equalizing hitch and sway bar . If I was buying a new truck I would buy the 3/4 ton.
Care to elaborate on this? You have no issues but would buy a 3/4 ton? Why?

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Old 09-27-2016, 04:20 PM   #23
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I am 42 years old this year and my first trip was in 1976, so I have been exposed to trailering some.

I did a lot of new trailer shopping in the past few years and ultimately decided the 1992 model that is in the family is okey dokey for me. Its a Jayco Cardinal SD popup that has an 18' travel length, and is 24' fully open. We always stayed in National Forest CGs in Colorado and New Mexico for up to two weeks. In my many years of going on trips I don't think I would even consider a trailer over 25'. Getting around in some NFGS and getting into the spots can be a challenge with the really big trailers. There is also the matter of getting in and out of gas stations is you can't find on of those mega giant stations. When I was looking, I didn't even consider what my truck could pull, I looked first at if I could fit the trailer in the spots where I know I want to go.
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Old 09-29-2016, 07:09 PM   #24
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Welcome to the forum. As you can see in my signature I have a Tundra and a WH which has a GVW of #7500.

When fully loaded the trailer weight is about #6800 and hitch weight is about #900.
My payload is maxed out, however the Tundra handles this trailer just fine.
To be clear; #5900 on trailer axles and #900 on hitch. I would not pull a heavier trailer with this truck.

That being said, I love this truck (it has a bed cap on it which adds about #250 to its weight), which reduces its payload by that amount. I have DW and #100 lb black Lab as regular passengers. I will keep this truck until either I or it drops dead. Also this will be my trailer for a long time.

From what I have read many CA state parks have minimal facilities and severe restriction on length -20 feet or so.

Don't get something too small or your family will not be comfortable. So consider all of your camp site options.

Good luck with your search!
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Old 09-30-2016, 04:14 PM   #25
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I originally had to have the second door on mine, but decided the outside kitchen was more important. I can still get to my bathroom if needed slide in. Kitchen is still accessible. I was in a simular predicament. We've never had a problem finding state parks that we fit in easily.. we aren't that into traditional rv campgrounds at all. We have more storage than needed.. at least for now

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