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Old 07-29-2015, 05:31 PM   #1
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28 BHBE average tong weight

I am looking with fiberglass sides and extra a.c. in the front bedroom .
most of all my trips will be 3 to 4 days around Florida so I wont have tons of stuff on board , The 28 bhbe is what I really want but on the borderline with my Ram Ecodiesel 1500 " I also have Timbrens installed on rear suspension "


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Old 07-29-2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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I know how you feel I had a 1/2 ton and was looking at several trailers. But you will be over weight for sure on what you can carry. And even though the Eco diesel is fantastic the extra weight of the engine takes away from the carrying capacity. And you are probably over on pulling as well. And I bet the hitch weight on that trailer will put you over the receiver max weight or if lucky at max for that hitch I was in your same shoes I was going t to go with a 26bhs to keep the weight where I needed it but my family liked all bigger trailers. So I found a good used 3/4 ton. I could be wrong you will have to look at the numbers but the trailers always weigh more that the say on the specs on line. Hope it helps.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:23 PM   #3
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our 28BHBE has an average tongue weight of 1200lb for an average trip. I do not have the second a/c in the bedroom. Also, the GVW of this trailer is 9250lbs. That is over the max tow of every ecodiesel. Also payload will be near zero after tongue weight. Best payload for eco is only 1600lb. If you have 4x4 you can be down to 1200lb payload. While it may be a great truck, the 28BHBE is too much trailer IMHO.
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Old 07-29-2015, 07:33 PM   #4
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I need a Bigger truck it looks like
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In my experience, if you are close to the max tow weight or max GCVWR you will be well over the Rear GAWR.
Weight ratings seem to be an odd combination of the TV's capabilities.
For me, the axle GAWR numbers are the most important. I "think" these #'s represent what the suspension and tranny will tolerate. I'm a big fan of the scales. Before you buy you can estimate how heavy a TT you can tow. After purchase you can plan the purchase of your new TV and the next TT.....
The CAT Scale is your friend.
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Mike, u need a bigger truck. Trust me. Your towing experience will go up dramatically.
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Old 07-29-2015, 09:32 PM   #7
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IMO spot-on advice being posted.

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We tow ours with truck in signature, and you still know it's back there. I've never towed with anything less than a 3/4 ton. Better too much than not enough. We have a dually for 2 reasons; I like a truck with hips, and towing stability, especially if a rear tire blows. About the same money either way.
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Our old Powerstroke is no match for today's locomotives, but it's got to be better equipped to haul 10k pounds than these little engines in light trucks no matter how many turbos they have or what the marketing people say they'll haul. And I feel those five tons behind me pushing and pulling quite often. If an owner is worried if he has enough TV he quite likely doesn't. And if he doesn't, he isn't driving responsibly no matter what. No reflection on this OP because he seems to care.
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Thank's all , I need to look at something with a max weight around 7500 lbs or less for it to be 100 % or a bigger truck

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