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Old 02-24-2015, 09:17 PM   #1
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Right at the edge???

Tow vehicle is 2006 Ram 1500.
5.7L Hemi
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5330 truck weight (driver, full fuel)
1201 lbs payload
14000 lb GCVW

Trailer is 28BHBE
6805 dry
690lb tongue weight

Haven't towed this around yet, but I'm thinking that this trailer is close to our max once loaded. Anyone else have some experience lugging around a brick this size? It's a low payload, but it's just the wife, 2 little ones and myself to travel with. Maybe a bit left in the box, all in the trailer. We're already aware that weight savings will be required, but how much?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:54 PM   #2
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I have a 26 bh.. 6500 loaded( no water). 700 lbs tongue. Tows great behind my 3.21 rear end. Me wife an 2 kids.. I carry everything in trailer to prevent me going over my payload.. Plus I use a WDH and put air bags in truck.
I have the 8 speed tranny, you probably have a 5 or 6 speed? What is your towing capacity on your truck? 8000 lbs?
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:13 PM   #3
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8500 lbs towing. Stealership says anyways. Those weights are with nothing in trailer though. Not even a breadcrumb.
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:39 PM   #4
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More details on your truck.. Trim level, 4x4?, crew cab?
You'll probably be right at your max once loaded.. Wife and 2 kids, clothes, food, dishes, cooking equipment, chairs, tarps, beer, bikes, toys. Etc. It adds up quick.. Easy 1000 lbs+ added to weight of trailer. Then you might add extra LP tank or extra battery..
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Old 02-24-2015, 10:52 PM   #5
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Sorry, SLT trim, crew cab, 4x4. Tow package from dodge. I have a build sheet if needed.
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I found your towing max to be 8300 lbs..
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:22 PM   #7
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I have the 2015 28BHBE Elite with fiberglass. See signature for TV. Tongue weight loaded for camping with full water was 1200 lbs. Gross trailer weight approx 8800 lbs. Silverado towed very well. Just my .02. My thought is always expect to be at or near gross trailer weight. Things add up very rapidly. As others have said "The CAT Scale is your friend"

By the way. Yellow sticker unloaded weight as delivered is 7189 lbs
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Old 02-24-2015, 11:23 PM   #8
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Roughly 1500 lbs of gear to play with. We're going to haul with minimal onboard water for emergencies and meals. Not that we'll be travelling cross-country anyways
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*whistle* 1200 on the tongue seems like quite a bit for my TV. the family would be walking to the campground. Haha.
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The best way to confirm all your weights and if your WDH is adjusted properly is a CAT scale visit......, but one's loading habits will play a big part in your particular TV/TT combination in respect to what side of the "edge" you fall in.

IMO your TV's limited "available" payload capacity may not support the loaded tongue weight of a 28BHBE.

CAT scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

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