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Old 03-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
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Just got back from a small RV show

One thing I noticed was all the large trailers. Very nice 2 and 3 slides and
32 to 35 feet in length and 8,000lbs dry. Just wondered what these can be towed with and what kind of hitch magic needs to be done.

I would think a 3/4 ton diesel at the minimum.

How do you keep these large trailers from wagging the dog?

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Old 03-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
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A 3/4 ton diesel will tow most travel trailers available...as far as stopping the waggle...there are weight distribution systems available that help a good deal...but since you mention a 3/4 ton diesel...you might think about a fifth wheel...and stop the waggle forever!

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Already have a nice 5er and TV. But before that I had a 26 foot travel trailer with a WD hitch. Only had slight waggle as I passed or was passed by 18 wheelers.

The trailers are getting bigger. Just wondering how easy they are to tow.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
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We moved from a 30 foot 6600 pounder to a 35 foot 8500 pounder. Towed both with the same Reese Pro Series SC hitch and E350 van. Can hardly tell the difference. Both tow straight and steady - just get about 1/2 mpg less with the bigger trailer.
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Old 03-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
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We tow a 35' Keystone Sprinter TT w/ a Chevy 2500HD. 6.0l, 6sp trans, WD Hitch & Stabilizer. The trailer is 8400lbs dry and we are about 10,500lbs loaded. The truck pulls the trailer very nicely with very little sway, except when a Semi comes blasting past, then there is some wiggle. Very happy with the set up.
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