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Old 10-05-2015, 10:41 PM   #11
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Sounds like a deal ! That's a nice floorplan and 1/2 ton is Ok with that type its what I use, you won't forget you have a trailer attached but outside of mountains type terrain assuming you have one of the bigger engines and a tow package should be fine. I had only driven such a big trailer once before so it has been a bit of adjustment, but just take it easy and don't be afraid to get out and check where you are in tight spots / parking, avoid some gas stations for being too tight, use a spotter, and also helps to make a "pre flight" checklist as I've left the hitch latch undone...4 times now? luckily had enough weight to keep it from coming off, but you get the idea! Check the spare and look at tires carefully, some get sun damaged and cracked.

What's a external grey tank, one of those roller tanks?
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Old 10-05-2015, 10:48 PM   #12
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Sounds like a deal ! That's a nice floorplan and 1/2 ton is Ok with that type its what I use, you won't forget you have a trailer attached but outside of mountains type terrain assuming you have one of the bigger engines and a tow package should be fine. I had only driven such a big trailer once before so it has been a bit of adjustment, but just take it easy and don't be afraid to get out and check where you are in tight spots / parking, avoid some gas stations for being too tight, use a spotter, and also helps to make a "pre flight" checklist as I've left the hitch latch undone...4 times now? luckily had enough weight to keep it from coming off, but you get the idea! Check the spare and look at tires carefully, some get sun damaged and cracked.

What's a external grey tank, one of those roller tanks?
Yes, a roller tank I believe. Thanks for sharing your experiences and advice!
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Old 10-08-2015, 07:00 PM   #13
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Bam! Towed great.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:05 PM   #14
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Congrats on the new rig. Nice looking combo.
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:08 PM   #15
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Awesome! Looks great!
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Old 10-08-2015, 08:21 PM   #16
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Thanks all! Camping this weekend!
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Old 10-08-2015, 09:53 PM   #17
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Looks Great! Congrats!
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Old 10-08-2015, 10:32 PM   #18
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Congrats!!!! Rig looks great!!! Glad to hear it towed well.

It is hard to tell from the pic, but it looks like your wdh has trunnion bars. If so, with a top mounted coupler, it is possible for the wd bar to hit the trailer tongue frame (under the coupler) in a very sharp turn (usually backing into a campsite or driveway). The way around this is to add more tilt to the hitch head, while having more chain links under tension to maintain the same adjustment. Another way to get more clearance is to buy a riser ball, 1" or 2" added height, but you will need the be able to drop the hitch head on the shank the same amount.

If you can, take a closer pic of the hitch set up this w/e.

Have a safe and fun trip this w/e!!!
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Old 10-09-2015, 01:41 PM   #19
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Great looking rig!
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Nice rig right thar!
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