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Old 10-02-2016, 05:56 AM   #15
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Curious, but do they make an LT tire for 20" rims? I can't seem to find any. Am I stuck with P's? Although I will add that my F150 Platinum 4x4 3.5 EB Screw with Max tow seems to to tow our 31' overall Bullet pretty well with P tires. What would be better with LTs?
Of course they do. That's what they are running on the 3/4 and 1 tons with 20" wheels from the factory.

Super Duty with 20's come on LT265/65/R20 E rated tires from the factory.
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Of course they do. That's what they are running on the 3/4 and 1 tons with 20" wheels from the factory.

Super Duty with 20's come on LT265/65/R20 E rated tires from the factory.


Great! Thank you. I was not aware of that.
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Friday we are loading our truck and trailer to take our very first trip. Our first stop will be a trip to the weigh station with our truck and trailer loaded and ready to go.

My manual shows the attached weights needed to calculate proper weight....would anyone mind letting me know if there is anything else I should consider?

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Lrakeahs,
That will work if there is only 1 platform. If you go to a truck scales(like a Cat scale) there are 3 sections, you put the front axle of the truck on one, the rear axle of the truck on the second section, and the trailer wheels on the third. After you get the weights, you need to go unhook, then weigh the truck without the trailer. This will tell you the trailer weight, the truck weight, axle weights, and Gross weight. It will also show you if you have the WD bars set correctly. Hope that this helps you.
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My F-150 tows our 25 ft 5000 lb dry weight TT just fine.

Across the scales and loaded for the road the TT weighs 6200 lbs and adds 750 lbs tongue weight when hitched up for the road. This puts us at the truck's max cargo limit.
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Friday we are loading our truck and trailer to take our very first trip. Our first stop will be a trip to the weigh station with our truck and trailer loaded and ready to go.

My manual shows the attached weights needed to calculate proper weight....would anyone mind letting me know if there is anything else I should consider?

Thank you!
Where we weighed had only 1 scale......these were the readings

Total weight for truck and trailer fully loaded and ready to go: 9280

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Diagram A (GAW) 3140
Daigram B (hitch weight) 3080
Diagram C (GVW) 3700

HERE FOR TRAILER and TRUCK SPECS

Special thanks to Frank for answering my many questions, and everyone else for all their input!!
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How Much Weight

Hi,
You know, I am the same way. It all makes my head spin and math is NOT my strong point. I have a Nissan Frontier 4x4 that can only pull 6100 lbs. I want to get another trailer but currently I have a KZ Spree Escape that weighs 3000 something lbs. My Frontier works hard to pull it up hills especially here in California. I want to so badly get this Aerolite 242 BH or a Wildcat Maxx 255 but they both are 5400 to 5700 lbs. I have always been told to allow at least 1000 lbs play room.
That being said, I feel out of luck and I cannot get either of the two trailers. Although I never travel with water, I'm still scared to even try those trailers. I don't do the math I just allow 1000 lbs because math makes my head hurt more than anything.
I thought about getting a bigger truck but then realize that means more money for the gas tank and if the trailer sits and I don't use it much, it's not worth more money in the tank. But I sure have been tempted with these two nice trailers.

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Ahhhh, I see......yes, I can see that is not leaving much!

We were thinking about this trailer......thoughts?

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I had the AR-ONE 18QB nice trailer thought I could pull it with my V-6 Durango.

It pulled it yes but not well two short trips out and I upgraded to 2014 Ram 5.7 Hemi.
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