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Old 08-22-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Lightest TT with bunks/couch/dinette

Hello, I have a friend that recently purchased a 2016 Limited Toyota tundra 4 x 4 crew Max. He is trying to buy or shop for a travel trailer that has double bunks in the rear, couch and a dinette. The tundra has a approx 9400 pound towing capacity to but his payload is maxed out at 1500 pounds. He can pull most travel trailers but his payload is now an issue since some of these trailers have a heavier hitch weight. He has three kids plus his wife which puts them at about 1000 pounds for hitch weight plus anything that may need to go in the truck.

Does anyone have any thoughts on which travel trailer would be the best for this one? He's been looking at the forest river vibe 272BHS and Forest River Cherokee Greywolf 26DB. Both have the same floor plan but he's worried that he might be over on the weight for the tongue weight. Any and all feedback would be appreciated. Thanks guys!


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That is asking a lot of a 1/2 ton truck. Can be done but often you give up stiffness/quality for weight savings.
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I'm starting to get that part of it...Thank you for the feedback!


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I had the 28 bh greywolf 5500 lbs tongue wt 540 lbs. now I have a vibe 272 bh. 6500lbs tongue wt 638 lbs. it's 34 ft long vs 31 ft for the Greywolf.
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I would recommend Passport 2670 or 2810 BH as well as similar Apex floowplans. Both brands are all-aluminum true ultralights, with unloaded hitch weight around 650 lb. They are not cheap but there is no compromise compared to regular TT
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Lightest TT with bunks/couch/dinette

I pull a Jayco Jayflight SLX 264BHW...double bunks, dinette, couch, queen bed...dry weight 4700lbs...wet and loaded no more than 6000lbs...29' from bumper to hitch... I pull it with a Ram 1500...well within specs...
http://www.jayco.com/products/travel...ht-slx/264bhw/
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That's a great floor plan. Thanks cold fusion!


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The Passport and Cherokee look very light as well, thank you!


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We love our Passport 2670BH. We feel it is the perfect size that it'll still fit in pretty much any rv site and still feel roomy inside.
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My advice is to go with the Greywolf Limited 26DBH, best value for money! However, that trailer might be too much weight (5,800-dry) and length (32ft.) for that truck. If all possible, suggest to your friend to keep the tow capacity at 80% to avoid from exceeding weight and safety guidelines.

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I agree, too much weight for 1/2 ton truck.

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Thanks arhouston!


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Yes it is great for me the wife and two teenagers. Forgot to mention the dry hitch weight is 485lbs...loaded probably close to 600...still leaves some payload for other stuff in the bed of the truck.
Also as soon as you add a slide out to any travel trailer that size you are pretty well adding 1000 lbs to the trailer.
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We have a Passport 3320BH. Max weight is 8000, tongue is somewhere around 670 if I recall correctly.
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