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Old 08-25-2011, 11:57 AM   #11
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Since we are talking duallys,we need a new "family" vehical and we see retirement in a few yrs.We tow now with a GMC 2500 HD and for our "new car" thinking dually now for those long trips when retired.We pull a 321RLTS with max wieght of 14500 & truck rated for 15200 max 5th wheel wieght .No problems towing or stopping,just think we would get close to max wieght on long trips and was wondering advantages to dually with a 5th wheel,no plans for a bigger trailer.Wife has driven a dually as "her" car before but we only pulled a small bumper pull rv back then and it was also a gas rig.
Correct me if I'm wrong but I think towing into the head wind increases the weight of the trailer, so if your towing 14,500 and the truck is Max rated at 15,200 your over weight in a 30+ headwind.
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Old 08-25-2011, 01:47 PM   #12
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think towing into the head wind increases the weight of the trailer, so if your towing 14,500 and the truck is Max rated at 15,200 your over weight in a 30+ headwind.

Please explain that statement. I am totally confused.
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Old 08-26-2011, 08:11 AM   #13
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think towing into the head wind increases the weight of the trailer, so if your towing 14,500 and the truck is Max rated at 15,200 your over weight in a 30+ headwind.
Towing into the wind increases DRAG not weight.
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Old 08-26-2011, 01:10 PM   #14
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Correct me if I'm wrong but I think towing into the head wind increases the weight of the trailer, so if your towing 14,500 and the truck is Max rated at 15,200 your over weight in a 30+ headwind.
Lets just say a "no wind" day,its drag and the faster you go the more drag deveopes so lets keep it simple or I wont understand.I get a small side to side sway at the hitch that I think would go away with the extra wheels.I realize more fuel,6 tires versus 4,just want a few +'s for duals.
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