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Old 07-02-2014, 06:53 PM   #15
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2015 Ford 350 (35k and 26.7k) and 450 (40k and 31.2k) would work but I think I would be looking at a MDT myself as having a greater buffer would be something I would want.
A nice Freightliner M2... alas I still have a day job.... sigh.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:01 AM   #16
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I would hate to take a M2 on a long trip. They cost more than a HDT. Ride is poor compared to a HDT. They are also the same width just taller.
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Old 07-03-2014, 08:12 AM   #17
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Again, I caution people. DO NOT GO BY THE MANUF TOW NUMBERS. They make assumptions that are not true for most people in the real world. Specifically, it is VERY easy to overload the rear axle on most of these trucks if you have a truly heavy trailer - as the OP is asking about.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:12 AM   #18
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X2 on what Jack said. I am within a couple of hundred pounds of max on rear axle. also we are 3000# less than OP is asking about.
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Old 07-03-2014, 10:39 AM   #19
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...so where do the numbers come from then?
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...so where do the numbers come from then?
Mine is in my door jam. It also is listed on manufacturers web site. Now the camper pin weight is a crap shoot. Mine in over 1,000# off from manufactures quotes. You can almost bet it will be higher than advertised.
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Still curious what 5er he is going to be hauling that is that heavy. Gotta be a spacecraft.
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Mine is in my door jam. It also is listed on manufacturers web site. Now the camper pin weight is a crap shoot. Mine in over 1,000# off from manufactures quotes. You can almost bet it will be higher than advertised.
Sorry was more pointed at Jack's statement.
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Old 07-03-2014, 11:43 AM   #23
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The manufacturer lists a pin weight for the trailer. Have to be careful. On ours the weight did not include the bedroom slide as they say that was an option although they did not make them without the slide to my knowledge.

Then you have to add propane, water, and all of the stuff you would like to use when you are living in the trailer. Bedding is not included, etc. It is surprising how fast the additional weight will add up. We added stuff like ironing board, iron, sewing machine and the list goes on.
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We actually weighted it at the local CAT scale (with and without the truck and know how much is on the front jacks, not quite pin weight but close) and have a spreadsheet that has everything we place in there on it with a weight and a check off as which to add. (We have different load outs for where we camp and what we are doing)
As we go boondocking to regular locations we actually have set stop points to load gasoline and water so we can run lighter. (We can carry 60 gallons (toys) of gasoline and 160 of water, so we save a bit of weight, and they happen to be the dump locations on the way home. )
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My Teton is 39' ish. few inches added in there. We are over 20,000 and they made units as large as 45'. many 43' units out there. They go 22-24kish. New Horizons, Continental Coach. There are some large Travel Supremes out there too. They are very well made and heavy. Our trim, cabinets, furniture are solid oak. Weight adds up quick. Wished OP would post what he looking to purchase.
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