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Old 08-06-2016, 05:42 PM   #29
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Originally Posted by Kenandlinda View Post
We got our deposit back. Thank you for the guidance. Now we'll shop smart. The advice was priceless. God Bless.

Glad to hear that!

Find a floorplan that works then check out the weights.

Do the simple math and not let emotions rule your choice(s)

In mean time......
Load truck up camp ready and go get it weighed.
Check for CAT scales in area.
Having real weight numbers helps when doing the math on possible trailer choices.

Good luck

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Old 08-06-2016, 08:05 PM   #30
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I'm glad you got the deposite back. Y'all will be more comfortable pulling a lighter travel trailer. Now y'all can shop floor plans and get exactly what y'all want. Good luck. God bless.

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Old 08-07-2016, 06:58 AM   #31
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Great news on the deposit!
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Old 08-07-2016, 09:59 AM   #32
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As a new RVr for 6 months, I would say the towing to your destination is part of the experience and if you are 'white knuckling' the whole way there and the whole way back your enjoyment level goes way down. I started towing my 7600lb trailer with a Nissan Pathfinder (5000 lb tow capacity) because the dealer said it would be fine because it was actually 4010 on UVW with 7600 gvwr. Well, I could tow it but it was 2 hands on the steering wheel the whole time and the trailer would push me around and I dreaded the ride to and from. I just upgraded to a Chevy Silverado 2500HD and the drive is 1000% better and more enjoyable, I'm actually not concerned about where or how far I tow now. My advice, only from experience because I don't know how to calculate all the other stuff, is don't push the limits of your vehicle if you want a full enjoyable experience.
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Old 08-13-2016, 07:34 PM   #33
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Glad you got your deposit back as well. We purchased a TT last month and wasn't sure about what my Tundra could do. So we went to the service center at a local Toyota dealership. They were real good at giving me the scoop. And as someone else had said we did not want to get to the edge of our capacity and went about 80 percent of capability to be on the safe and secured side. We are very happy with our decision and our decision of what we bought.
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Old 08-15-2016, 05:33 PM   #34
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Rent one that size for the weekend and pull it around. Some people are overly cautious and some are overly adventurous. You will get all types of answers. The only way to know is to try it and see. You will know pretty quickly if it feels like you could die at any moment or it pulls fairly well. Don't forget to throw in a few emergency stops. An investment of $500.00 for a weekend is peanuts compared to buying a trailer you can't pull.
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Old 08-19-2016, 12:05 AM   #35
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Anyone who tows 10,000 lbs with a 150 is taking his life and possibly mine in his hands. There is no way that is safe and I will stick with my weight limit of 7500 for any half ton. Better to be smart than silly and dead.

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