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Old 04-01-2019, 09:27 PM   #15
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Old 04-01-2019, 10:07 PM   #16
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Love that floorplan.. but I think its too much for my truck 2015 f150 355 axle ratio, max tow....
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:04 PM   #17
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Love that floorplan.. but I think its too much for my truck 2015 f150 355 axle ratio, max tow....
What engine, what cab, 2wd or 4wd?

If it's 5.0, 2wd, supercrew, then you can tow 10k lbs, and you can probably handle that camper, although it will be tough loaded heavy.
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Old 04-02-2019, 09:04 PM   #18
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Page 16 has tow ratings

https://www.fleet.ford.com/resources...Tgde_May19.pdf
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Old 04-03-2019, 09:26 AM   #19
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That Reflection is too much for a 1/2 ton. All loaded up it will be 8500+ lbs and at 35'7" long it will be a real load for a 1/2 ton. Thats a 3/4 ton trailer.
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:55 AM   #20
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That Reflection is too much for a 1/2 ton. All loaded up it will be 8500+ lbs and at 35'7" long it will be a real load for a 1/2 ton. Thats a 3/4 ton trailer.
yep, unfortunately...
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Old 04-03-2019, 11:57 AM   #21
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I appreciate you trying to help me.. believe me i have read and read on this topic of how much we should be able to REALLY tow.. and the consensus is that is too much trailer.. length wise and weight... I wish they would be more real about the tow ratings on these trucks....
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I appreciate you trying to help me.. believe me i have read and read on this topic of how much we should be able to REALLY tow.. and the consensus is that is too much trailer.. length wise and weight... I wish they would be more real about the tow ratings on these trucks....
Not all trailers are equal. Big boxes with tons of surface area are far different than towing a flatbed with bricks on it. All that surface area gets pushed around by crosswinds and tractor trailers. I wouldn't tow anything over 30' with a half ton for that reason alone even if it's well within spec.

I have a 2015 Ram 1500 that's rated to 10k lbs but no way in heck I'd tow a travel trailer that heavy but a flatbed full of bricks would be fine. Half tons run out of payload long before they run out of trailer weight. My payload is 1,500 and when loaded to camp with a 28' trailer with 4 people in the cab I'm pretty close to hitting my max payload. I have upgraded springs and XL load rated tires so the truck handles a 28' 6500lb trailer very well so the drive is comfortable and not tiring but I wouldn't want anything bigger behind me. When I upgrade trailers I'm upgrading my truck to a 3/4 ton.
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Not all trailers are equal. Big boxes with tons of surface area are far different than towing a flatbed with bricks on it. All that surface area gets pushed around by crosswinds and tractor trailers. I wouldn't tow anything over 30' with a half ton for that reason alone even if it's well within spec.

I have a 2015 Ram 1500 that's rated to 10k lbs but no way in heck I'd tow a travel trailer that heavy but a flatbed full of bricks would be fine. Half tons run out of payload long before they run out of trailer weight. My payload is 1,500 and when loaded to camp with a 28' trailer with 4 people in the cab I'm pretty close to hitting my max payload. I have upgraded springs and XL load rated tires so the truck handles a 28' 6500lb trailer very well so the drive is comfortable and not tiring but I wouldn't want anything bigger behind me. When I upgrade trailers I'm upgrading my truck to a 3/4 ton.
Thank you... I agree... appreciate the insight. makes sense..
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If you are going to look at Winnebago they have the very best fiberglass. They also come with in a color as an option. The colors I see most often are Pewter, Red, Blue and sometimes Yellow or Orange.

They make the Winnebago Micro Mini which are small. They make the Winnebago Mini which are bigger but all 1/2 ton truck towable. Then they make the Winnebago Mini Plus which are the largest travel trailers they make. You would need a 3/4 ton truck to tow these.

I like the Winnebago Mini Plus 27RBDS. Rear Bath Double Slide. The opposing slides in the living are open up to give a larger living area.
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Here is an idea on the outside TV.

Measure the opening of one of your storage compartments. Purchase a flat screen TV that would be attached to the inside of the storage compartment door without interference when closing. Then assuming that the door is hinged at the top attach the TV UPSIDE DOWN to the inside of the door. Open the door, latch it open and VOILA you have a self storing outside TV! You would have to rig up a portable guard to protect the TV screen from damage from shifting cargo damage, but that should be simple.

If not available from inside the storage area you would have to rig up a temporary 120vac/12vdc supply and a cable/antenna input but that also shouldn’t be difficult.
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Or you could install one of these;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_c...&v=2_EAcI_br3I

Skip to the 9:45 mark.
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I've had trailers with floor vents and without. I would never go back to floor vents. The heat ducts for either style run under the floor of the trailer and accomplish the same radiant heating near tanks. I don't miss stepping on floor vents, cleaning out the crap that falls into them, seeing them or accidently putting a chair leg on one. The toe kick vent in the living area of my trailer is 3 sided and heats the room quickly and evenly. The in wall vents in bed and bath have directional grilles and also work quite well.
X2. Agreed. Had both and love the vents in our Grand Design Momentum.
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What about the 3000qb? Same as 2800 except bunk room and bathroom.. makes it 3 feet longer... 6238 dry vs. 7139... so almost 1k more weight and 3 more feet.... ?

Again.. 2015 ecoboost with 3.55 axle ratio.. 5.5 bed
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