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Old 07-28-2013, 09:34 AM   #11
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Thanks all for the help. After everyone's input and sleeping on it, we are going to call and cancel. Thankfully it was late and nothing has been run through yet. We have decided to look at the jayco white hawk 27dsrl. Max weight on that I believe is 7500 with tongue of 610. Hope I am reading the specs correct. We live in cincinnati area and want to head out west next summer. So mountain pulling will be required. Seems the jayco with the 2 yr warranty is the way to go. Also they seem very well built.
Good luck with your new TT.
I live in the Cincinnati area as well. Just did the trip out West this year. We left mid April and had great weather for 72 days. Missed all the forest fires etc.

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Old 07-28-2013, 10:49 AM   #12
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Thanks all for the help. After everyone's input and sleeping on it, we are going to call and cancel. Thankfully it was late and nothing has been run through yet. We have decided to look at the jayco white hawk 27dsrl. Max weight on that I believe is 7500 with tongue of 610. Hope I am reading the specs correct. We live in cincinnati area and want to head out west next summer. So mountain pulling will be required. Seems the jayco with the 2 yr warranty is the way to go. Also they seem very well built.
You've made a good decision IMO. As for reading the specs correctly, it looks like you are, but keep in mind that that tongue weight is for the unloaded trailer and it will rise by the time you have it on the road. But should be within your TV's range.

I would want to know whether my hitch was a Class III or a IV. Don't overlook your ball, although with a WD hitch it should be heavy enough.

You will find your load will pull better in your hometown altitude of about 500' than it will out west. In western Nebraska or Kansas you will be near 4000' and your engine power will be down around ten percent. You may or may not notice the difference. But you will continue to lose power at a rate of approximately three percent per thousand feet of elevation. Should you run I-70 out of Denver, for example, you'll go through the Eisenhower tunnel at 11,000'. Watch your temperatures and don't hesitate to use a lower gear, and keep your rpm's up. Your engine and transmission will thank you.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:00 PM   #13
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Unloaded weight means NOTHING... what matters is how much it weights fully loaded and ready to hit the road.. PLUS you have to add in the weight of all passengers and cargo in the truck.. (driver is assumed to weigh 150 lbs)
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You've made a good decision IMO. As for reading the specs correctly, it looks like you are, but keep in mind that that tongue weight is for the unloaded trailer and it will rise by the time you have it on the road. But should be within your TV's range.

I would want to know whether my hitch was a Class III or a IV. Don't overlook your ball, although with a WD hitch it should be heavy enough.

You will find your load will pull better in your hometown altitude of about 500' than it will out west. In western Nebraska or Kansas you will be near 4000' and your engine power will be down around ten percent. You may or may not notice the difference. But you will continue to lose power at a rate of approximately three percent per thousand feet of elevation. Should you run I-70 out of Denver, for example, you'll go through the Eisenhower tunnel at 11,000'. Watch your temperatures and don't hesitate to use a lower gear, and keep your rpm's up. Your engine and transmission will thank you.
Thanks for this info. I have read a little about the hitch, although I do plan to have the WD hitch installed. Will I still need to make sure about the ball or will they set me up appropriately.
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Will I still need to make sure about the ball or will they set me up appropriately.
A great man once said, "Trust, but verify!"
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Old 07-28-2013, 04:58 PM   #16
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Our 33RLDS sticker says its 8504 LBS. And thats before you put anything in it. Our Avalanche is rated for 12,000 lbs and does a good job pulling it. I think it would be to much tongue weight for a half ton..
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What engine do you have and is it a 4 x 4? I have a 2011 Tundra 4 x 2 with the 5.7l V8 with the factory installed tow package and tow a 2014 Jayco Eagle 338rlts which has a gross of 10,700 lbs without any problems. The tongue weight is 1100 lbs. Of course I use an equalizer hitch. I feel I am right at the limit though and I am shopping for a 3/4 ton diesel. We just did a 2000 mile trip to the Keys with no problems at all but a diesel would be better no doubt!
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:36 PM   #18
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Will I have trouble pulling this TT

I have a 287BHBE)6300 lbs on the sticker), and a Titan. Our house is at 4700 ft in Utah, and I have to pull over one pass or another to get out the valley.

I'm shopping for a bigger truck.
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Old 01-20-2014, 05:56 PM   #19
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Thanks all for the help. After everyone's input and sleeping on it, we are going to call and cancel.
Smart... one thing no one mentioned is the 35'6" length, add that to the gross weight, payload, tongue weight etc. and it really taxes the Tundra... (or any 1/2 ton truck)
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