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Old 07-22-2013, 06:09 AM   #221
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Any feedback on those fire stones you put on your truck
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Old 07-22-2013, 11:01 AM   #222
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Just checked my paper work yup it was a 2011 28 bhs. Towed really smooth bit felt tongue heavy. Barely knew it was there, did not feel like 28 ft of trailer. Guessing your 6.0 laughs at it as well!

Yep its a bit tongue heavy, probably 900+ when ready to travel. It does tow well for me too.
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Old 07-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #223
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Any feedback on those fire stones you put on your truck
Love them so far. Think im around 40 kms on them and they are not showing any noticeable wear. I will honk when I drive past woodstock tomorrow lol!
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Old 07-26-2013, 12:17 PM   #224
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Just got back from 8 days and 6000 miles on the road. I was lucky enough to take my wife along for half of that so it wade the miles go by much faster. In addition to hualing new units from the factories we also to military transfers of personal RVs.
Towed a 2011 Jayco 28 BHS to Petawawa, Ontario first. Weight was just over 5100 lbs I think and approx. 31 ft in length. Towed really well, handled nice and tracked perfectly.


Then picked up a 2014 Crossroads 380FD park model. Weighed in at 10,600 lbs and 40 ft long. Towed nice for a park model lol! I had extra time on my hands to deliver so I drove around 60 mph and got around 11-12 mpg. Started using my WDH bars again and am seeing some better handling with the park models and an increase in MPGs.


Then another military transfer to Petawawa, Ontario. a 2014 Palomino Solaire 307QBD. Weight approx. 6070 lbs and 33 ft but really tongue heavy for such a small trailer. If axles had of been ahead a bit It would have been a better trailer IMHO. Even the owner commented he had to add air bags to his F150 to keep from bottoming out the suspension.


Then another new unit out of Indiana. A 2014 KZ RV 320BHLKSS. Weight was 6120 lbs and 33.3 ft in length. Really nice and light towing unit. I hate bunkhouse trailers but I liked the layout in this one. You could access everything even with the slide in. You could walk from end to end with the slide in as well. Towed this one approx. 1050 miles and got an avg of 11.62 mpg with cruise set at 63-65 mph.
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Old 07-26-2013, 03:06 PM   #225
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Nice report as always, greenenvy.....
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Old 07-26-2013, 05:16 PM   #226
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Boy you have been at this way too long already when you say 33' is a small trailer. Travel safe keep up the good work.
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:47 AM   #227
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Boy you have been at this way too long already when you say 33' is a small trailer. Travel safe keep up the good work.
Ya good point! But when you haul as many 40 plus foot park models as I have lately you don't realize you have something in tow when it's relatively light lol. The last one in the pics the wife made her rookie towing debut with. She towed it approx. 75 miles through northern Quebec and she did awesome. Having a DRW tow vehicle certainly helps improve ones confidence in towing.
Leaving again Tuesday am to pick up in Indiana. Month end is here and manufacturers always scream to get units off their lots before month end.
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Great posts as always.
Thanks for sharing you towin experiences with all of us.

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Old 08-04-2013, 05:08 PM   #229
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Got home Friday but went to the beach with our own trailer for the weekend. Logged just over 14,000 kilometres over 12 days on last 2 trips so I was due for some relaxation time lol.
Picked up this 2014 Coachman 273DBS last week and brought it back to the east coast. Nice lightweight trailer. Averaged around 13mpg at 65 mph over 1270 miles. Heading out again in the am for Halifax, Nova Scotia to pick up another military transfer bound for CFB Petewawa, Ontario then off to Indiana and then Winnipeg I think.
Length 30'3"
Hitch Weight 738 lbs
Dry Weight 6,138 lbs
Gross Weight 7,700 lbs
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That sky looks like snow...:hihi:
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