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Old 08-28-2007, 07:08 PM   #1
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Howdy all, I newbie here and have so far learned more in the last few hours than what I ever knew about RV'ing. THANKS!

I am considering a 2008 Skyline ALJO 208LTD and will be pulling it with my 2004 Silverado 5.3L.

You can see the trailer at:
http://www.fourseasonsrvmd.com/datab....asp?id=401219

This will be my first trailer of any type. I am nervous about parking it but think I will do OK. Any recommedations on this trailer, manufacturer, and/or combo would be much appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing alot more of yal.

THANKS!!
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:08 PM   #2
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Howdy all, I newbie here and have so far learned more in the last few hours than what I ever knew about RV'ing. THANKS!

I am considering a 2008 Skyline ALJO 208LTD and will be pulling it with my 2004 Silverado 5.3L.

You can see the trailer at:
http://www.fourseasonsrvmd.com/datab....asp?id=401219

This will be my first trailer of any type. I am nervous about parking it but think I will do OK. Any recommedations on this trailer, manufacturer, and/or combo would be much appreciated.

Looking forward to seeing alot more of yal.

THANKS!!
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Old 08-28-2007, 07:49 PM   #3
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I would like to Welcome you to IRV2 and hope to see you around. Just ask anything and someone will come along an answer. Is your truck a 1500 or 2500? Your rear axle ratio? You need to find the GCWR which is the max for truck and trailer. The website gave the trailer weight at 4295 it did not say that this is dry weight but I would guess that it is. No one goes camping with a empty trailer, so my guess would be trailer weight at about 5000 lb with water, LP and your stuff.

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Hello! Welcome to irv2.com. You'll enjoy this club.
To calculate if your truck will pull that trailer safely you need to first obtain actual weights of your truck. Have your truck loaded, as ready to go camping, then get actual weights of the front axle and rear axle. Get the GVW of the trailer(never use the UVW or dry weight) from the data plate which is usually on the right front corner.
Now add both truck axle weights, subtract this from the GCWR as given in your owners manual. The remainder is the total weight your truck will safely pull. Most weight calculators use a 20% safety factor subtracted from the GCWR. Some people use it some do not. I do not feel it's necessary if you will not be towing in mountainous areas. However, if you anticipate traveling in such areas, the 20% safety factor is valuable.
If you post your trucks data, and proposed trailer model, we will help with the calculations if you wish.
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