Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 03-08-2013, 02:59 PM   #1
Senior Member
tuffr2's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 3,292
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?

tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-08-2013, 03:05 PM   #2
Senior Member
Jim Estes's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2013
Posts: 499
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!

Fish Carver
"Tessie" the 2011 Itasca Meridian 40U
Toad: 2015 Chevy Calorado
Jim Estes is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-08-2013, 05:34 PM   #3
Senior Member
tuffr2's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 3,292
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.
tuffr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 06:35 AM   #4
WiliWali's Avatar
Coastal Campers
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Stone Harbor, NJ
Posts: 89
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.
2012 Keystone Outback 277RL (Salty Doghouse II)
2005 Ford/Quigley E350 4x4 Van 6.0L Diesel (Moby)
Bailey (standard poodle -10yrs) & Zeke (parti poodle-4yrs)
WiliWali is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2013, 12:59 PM   #5
ezspdr's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 75
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.
ezspdr is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:08 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.