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Old 05-01-2014, 02:34 PM   #15
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Whoa whoa cumminsfan! I'm taking all the advice in and searching for an appropriate TT for my truck...where in any of my posts do I give you the impression that I am dead set on bucking said advice???
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When it is all said and done I will have the TT that makes us all happy and is within my weight limits to safely tow! I bought the truck that is best suited for my all around needs and I'm going to have it for a very long time (especially since its only been 2 weeks now). Safety is first, we will be in a TT that is a little less than what my wife wants for at least 5 years, but we have been serious about a class A down the road anyway. So she'll be able to pick the upgrade, lol
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:02 PM   #17
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Are you looking for a loaded TT at 6000lbs or empty at 6000lbs. If empty then your still looking at too much TT with your trucks low payload of #1238lbs. You need to look at 5000lbs empty or loaded at 6000lbs.
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Old 05-01-2014, 03:27 PM   #18
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Are you looking for a loaded TT at 6000lbs or empty at 6000lbs. If empty then your still looking at too much TT with your trucks low payload of #1238lbs. You need to look at 5000lbs empty or loaded at 6000lbs.
I agree with the above- even the smallest (23 ft) trailer ( link) suggested in this thread will likely take up at least 600 pounds of your payload just for the tongue. You, the wife, any kids/dogs, a full tank of gas takes a big bite out of the rest...and let's face it, nobody goes campin' with an empty truck bed.
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The payload is for the truck bed capacity. Check the vehicle specs for towing capacity. A weight distributing hitch may be of consideration.
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Old 05-01-2014, 10:20 PM   #20
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The payload is for the truck bed capacity. Check the vehicle specs for towing capacity. A weight distributing hitch may be of consideration.
Towing capacity is 10,050 lbs.

Max GCVW is 15,650 lbs


(A WDH with sway controls will definitely be used, regardless of my TT.)
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Towing capacity is 10,050 lbs.

Max GCVW is 15,650 lbs


(A WDH with sway controls will definitely be used, regardless of my TT.)
Weakest link rules the day: given the necessity to place 10-15% of trailer weight on the tongue for stability, payload capacity for this truck is insufficient to accommodate on-the-road tongue weight high enough to realistically tow anything much over 6,000 pounds.
Link to specs.

Unless of course you leave everything behind except yourself.

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Neither W/D nor upfits to suspension can change the numbers.
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Old 05-01-2014, 11:35 PM   #22
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Weakest link rules the day: given the necessity to place 10-15% of trailer weight on the tongue for stability, payload capacity for this truck is insufficient to accommodate on-the-road tongue weight high enough to realistically tow anything much over 6,000 pounds.
Link to specs.

Unless of course you leave everything behind except yourself.

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Neither W/D nor upfits to suspension can change the numbers.
I found several that I like in the 4-5000lb range. Thanks for all the quick feedback.
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Just throwing this out there. KZ 290IKS dry weight 6400lbs, length 29ft. Advice?
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Just throwing this out there. KZ 290IKS dry weight 6400lbs, length 29ft. Advice?
Dude, why do you keep looking at 6400lb TT's? Everyone on here that has responded to your questions have all suggested something in the 4-5000 dry range. That's so your TW won't take up too much of your trucks payload capacity. Yet you keep coming back with a TT that are too heavy. I don't get it.

A 6400lb TT will weight 7400lbs when shipped from the factory and loaded for camping. 12% is the optimum for TW. That puts it at 888lbs. You have 1238 for payload. And that's the door sticker. I bet if you weighed you truck it actually weighs more than that. 1238-888=350. You, your wife, daughter and the dog surely will weigh more than 350lbs. So that means you can't even carry an extra box of Kleenex in the truck. Are you going to take any bikes, firewood, or things that won't fit in the TT? If so that all get added to the payload.

That TT already comes with an 800lb TW. Add full propane and battery @100lbs and you're at 900lbs. Throw some stuff in the front bedroom and in the front cargo hold and you at 1100lbs for TW.

Back to the drawing board.
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What do you think about this one?

Remington 2750 RKS Ultra Lite 30' long, 5340 dryweight?
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I found a GREAT resource - RV Reviews : RVs For Sale, New RV Prices, and Used RVs

It is VERY time consuming but there are ALOT of TT's that seem to have much of what we would like and are under the 6,000lb dry weights.

The problem I am running into is finding dealers in my area that carry these exact models! So, I think I will compile a list of TT's that fit our needs and my trucks ability and then save a little more moolah until the BIG RV show in Hershey, PA!

Hopefully most of what we are looking for will be available and we can go see them, compare and BUY!

I am learning a lot from this site even though some people *cough* cumminsfan *cough* seem to have a little bit of an attitude with the info.... I still appreciate it!
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What do you think about this one?

Remington 2750 RKS Ultra Lite 30' long, 5340 dryweight?
Remington are excellent trailers from what I've seen and read. A buddy of mine has a Sunnybrook and loves it. Well made and nice features.

Are you sure it's an RKS? I don't know about that one. I did see a 2750BHS.
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Yes. I know, I tried searching on line for the RKS and had little luck. It is at this dealer only it looks like?

http://www.hufnagel-majors.com/Sunny....htm#Remington

I think I found a few lite weight 5300# bullets as well that looked real nice...
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