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Old 04-25-2011, 05:39 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Have you weighed your rig? Please help others make safe choices.

If you have weighed your trailer would you please post the weights. We have a 2005 F250 4x4 CC V10 and are ready to trade trailers. Ford says our max hitch weight is 1,250 and overall truck and trailer max is 21,000. Trouble is Manufacturer brochures list before option weights and dry hitch weights. These weight are over 1,000 pds already.

I want a front kitchen model with 1-2 slides up to 30-36 ft. We favor Sunnybrook and Holiday Rambler and Jayco Designer.

It would help so much if those who have true weights would share to give others a clearer picture of what they can safely pull. Yes I know we all carry different crap er stuff but still it is better than the so called weights we get from brochures.

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Old 04-25-2011, 05:54 PM   #2
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Oops. Posted for a 5th wheel and OP is looking for TT weights...


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Old 04-25-2011, 06:12 PM   #3
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Load up your truck like it will be going camping and go to the scales. Subtract that number plus 250 pounds for a hitch from the GVWR listed on the drivers door post. Probably 9900 pounds. That will tell you how much pin weight you can handle. With a F250 I personally would keep the fiver length around 30 feet, and no more than one or two slides.
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Old 04-25-2011, 06:20 PM   #4
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Thanks for posting your weights, much appreciated.

Thanks for the advice but no fiver for us: We are of the few who do not want a fiver, we are short and do not want to deal with cleaning a fiver. We also like having 2 entry doors.

Any weights posted on this thread will for sure help someone.
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My advice is to just use the GVWR of the TT and if it weighs less when you get it loaded you will be lucky. Just don't believe the sales pitch.

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Old 04-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #6
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Weighed with 30gal fuel in the 60 gal auxilary tank, 2 200# adults 30 gal fresh water, waste tanks empty, supplies for a long weekend. 4350# front axle, 6600# drive axle 12,500# trailer axles. truck GVW is 11,400#, trailer GVW is 16,300#
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What CD said. Prepare for the worst, be happy with less.
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Front kitchen trailers with one to two slides have posted dry hitch weights of just under 1,250 which is Fords bumper/weight distributing hitch max, GM max is 1,000 so that would mean that people pulling a (2004 Jayco Designer/Holiday Rambler/Sunnybrook Titan 31-33FKS) would all be overweight at the hitch if they put anything in that kitchen. I've known people that have had these trailers and have pulled them to Alaska and all over the US. So everyone who does not have a one ton truck is overweight pulling these? Ford and GM hitch weight ratings for 2011 have not changed so getting a new truck will not help me out. I really want one of these models but do not want to be unsafe any suggestions from those who have one?

Anyone pulling one of these trailers with a F250 Super Crew/GM Heavy Duty with a 410 rear axle have trouble/damage pulling one of these?

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