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Old 08-10-2015, 05:34 PM   #61
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I have that same trailer. Lightly loaded with batteries and propane (no food/drinks) my tongue weight is 900-1100 generally. That's measured from the trucker scales, as well as a sherline scale.

I travel with my wife and 3 kids.

I just sold my 2011 F150 ecoboost as we are wanting to slide into a 5th wheel (wife wants more room; I want to get away from the bumper pull thing). The advice you are getting is good advice.

If it was me, I would try towing with the rig I have. You may find it works just fine. Then you havn't blown thousands on more depreciating assets. for me, towing locally doing the state park thing and summer at the lake, etc was okay. I liked the F150 as my daily driver. So the trade off of loosing the comfortable daily driver, and moving into a bigger truck that may not fit in the garage may not be worth it. I would not be comfortable with a long trip using the half ton set up and this trailer. I do see plenty of folks who make it work, and with longer trailers.

Safety is most important. I think many people buy the rv they want, then upgrade after a couple years. You just don't know till you get into it what is really working for ya.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:15 PM   #62
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Mine is a 287BHBE. I originally towed it with a Titan with higher capacities than your F150. I'm in a RAM 2500 now. Don't believe that hitch weight for one second. Mine is a shade over 900 lbs once loaded up for camping. You will want to use your bed for stuff too, but won't have any capacity left when the cab is full of people.
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Old 08-10-2015, 06:21 PM   #63
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Would a 3/4 ton do it better? LOL. Don't kid yourself... Of course it would, especially if it was a diesel. And any leaf spring rear end will do it better than a coil rear end unless you have air bags and even then I'm not sure.... But good to hear your setup is working good for u.

Ram 2500s have coil spring rear ends now. It's more stable than any leaf truck I have ever driven.
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Old 08-10-2015, 07:16 PM   #64
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Ram 2500s have coil spring rear ends now. It's more stable than any leaf truck I have ever driven.
And surprisingly comfortable too. The ride is no worse than my Tundra... possibly even better.
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #65
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Ram 2500s have coil spring rear ends now. It's more stable than any leaf truck I have ever driven.

And they have a lower payload right? Coils ride nicer unloaded but handle less weight. It's a trade off. My tow vehicle is not my daily driver. So I don't have to compromise.
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Old 08-10-2015, 09:21 PM   #66
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OhioRVmom. When we purchased our 3500 Silverado, we did it at the end of the model year. We got a super deal on the truck as the new models were hitting the dealers and they wanted the "old" new trucks off the lot. We were notneven thinking of getting a trailer at that time, but as we have a large camper, a 3500 was needed to remain within GAWR. We found it was very nice when we went looking for our trailer that we could tow away nearly anything on the dealers lot. We stayed away from the dieselbas it was a $12k option at the time. (i can buy a lot of gas for $12k). We still manage 9 mpg towing in the mountains of BC, and have no lack of available power with the 6.0l Vortec engine. I can climb the steeper hills with only a 5-10MPH loss of speed without having my foot on the floor (generally maintain 55-60mph max). Half the adventure is getting there. Also, as far as extended warranty is concerned, i believe they are a waste of $$$.
Just my .02 of course.
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(we are thrilled with our 28BHBE, wouldn't trade it for anything else. It is also easy to park)
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:31 PM   #67
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Our extended warranty saved us $8500 in the last year. Not a penny out of pocket. Money well spent.
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Old 08-10-2015, 10:49 PM   #68
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Good to know tylersdad. We purchased the extended warranty because dealer offered it to us for a third of cost because we bought trailer outright.
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Our extended warranty saved us $8500 in the last year. Not a penny out of pocket. Money well spent.
On what? The model year of both items in your signature have me thinking they are still covered under a factory warranty.
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On a 2010 GMC Acadia. We traded it in for the F-150.
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