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Old 11-16-2014, 09:19 PM   #1
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My offer to JOF members

First off, let me apologize because this could get rather lengthy.

I see a lot of posts regarding weights and capabilities of tow vehicles, decisions about upgrading, layouts, comforts, etc...

Unfortunately, you never really know what you are going to be able to live with until you get it and use it. I have first hand knowledge of the woes of upgrading trailers and trucks in a short amount of time.

Unless one rents a trailer (at a very high cost) it is difficult to determine the usefulness and living conditions when you're looking at units in the dealer's lot.

SO, here's my offer:
I have an X23F, it has three expandable beds, slide out, full size fridge, etc...It weighs approximately 4200lbs empty and 6000lbs fully loaded to the gills. Want to know if your tow vehicle can handle something in this weight range then stop on by, hitch up and take it for a tow.

Want to know if it's a good setup (they are all basically similar) for living then borrow it for an overnight - you can even boondock on the family farm.
I also have a 2012 Ram 2500, 5.7 gas.

Want to know how your current trailer would tow with a bigger tow vehicle than the one you currently have? Stop by hook up to my truck and take it for a spin.
A 30 minute round trip drive will take you on a relatively flat highway and another that has two significant hills.

I'm offering this because I feel strongly about the growing pains i've gone through in the past 6 months and the amount of money it has cost me. If I can help others avoid those growing pains then I have something to be proud of...
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Old 11-16-2014, 10:14 PM   #2
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Wow, what an offer for someone that is close enough to take you up on your offer. We all go through the growing pains and this forum is a good place to learn from. I just hope your generosity doesn't bite you in the arse!
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Old 11-17-2014, 01:36 AM   #3
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I agree. What a great offer.
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Old 11-17-2014, 04:37 PM   #4
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What a great offer.....
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Old 11-17-2014, 05:16 PM   #5
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Just a quick note - I am in Roxbury Township New Jersey...
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Old 11-17-2014, 06:34 PM   #6
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Not so far away, thanks for the offer. Im in no shape to go bigger for the next year or 2 although that looks like our next camper. How do you think a 1500 would tow it
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Old 11-17-2014, 07:27 PM   #7
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I towed the current trailer with a 2011 Ram 1500 quad cab 6'4" bed and the 4.7 engine. Had no problems whatsoever - it handled the trailer fine on the highway and mountain roads. I had an issue with being so close to maximum payload with my family of 5, golden retriever and gear.
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Old 11-17-2014, 11:25 PM   #8
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This is a very generous offer.... congrats to you are your offer as it is a rare thing these days.
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Old 11-18-2014, 08:10 AM   #9
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This is the very classiest "Pay It Forward" offers that I have ever seen, kudos to you and your family for your generosity and commitment to this community.
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WOW! What a deal. I could never do this for the public. I would be sooooo worried about liability. I feel this is what dealers or for. When we bought our truck last month I told the dealer I wanted to used a used truck he had on the lot to pull our TT about 100 miles or so. He said no problem, but didn't since we went with the Chevy 2500 4x4 Duramax.
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