Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

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

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  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 07-21-2021, 10:18 AM   #15
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 1,974
I wouldnt supply a hitch, but i wouldnt rent my trailer out either. If you use your hitch and something happens, its on you. If you use his hitch and something happens, its on him. I always see the stuff on here about insurance not paying, but this gets a pass?
Jshopes81 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 07-21-2021, 10:21 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 767
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirdSpaceCO View Post
A modern-day half-ton can't tow a 30-ft trailer that weighs 6,000 lbs?

My payload is to 2000 lbs. I've seen 3/4 tons with less than that.
I didn't say you couldn't tow it; I said it was marginal and I didn't see the weight mentioned before but 6,000 lbs and 25' or so is my "line in the sand" for a half ton. ....and regardless of your rated payload, there is a big difference in towing between a 1/2 ton and a 3/4 ton.

You may be within your ratings and you can certainly hook up and drive away but a 1500 is far from ideal for any 30' TT IMO.

while we are discussing it, I'm assuming it's a 30' trailer from hitch to bumper?



2 cents,
Dave
__________________
Outdoors RV 21RBS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 10:26 AM   #17
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2020
Posts: 751
I don't tow a trailer, but do occasionally tow a race car...

Toyota highlander can do 5000lbs... I tow 4000, no issues. Trailer has electric brakes

A half ton pick up cant tow 6000???

Surprised to read that. I would think as long as the tongue weight and balance were correct, should work...
bpu699 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 10:33 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
ThirdSpaceCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 151
I looked the model up on the internet and this particular trailer is 28.3 ft in length overall.

I wouldn't be overloaded in any of the metrics stated on the door stickers for my particular truck. My truck also has the heavy tow pkg option.
ThirdSpaceCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 10:58 AM   #19
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 767
Quote:
Originally Posted by bpu699 View Post
I don't tow a trailer, but do occasionally tow a race car...

Toyota highlander can do 5000lbs... I tow 4000, no issues. Trailer has electric brakes

A half ton pick up cant tow 6000???

Surprised to read that. I would think as long as the tongue weight and balance were correct, should work...
1) big difference between an open race car trailer and a 30' TT as far as windage and leverage on the hitch

2) Nobody said a half ton pickup can't tow 6,000 lbs, Old Biscuit opined it was "Max" and I said it was " marginal" based on the 30' length. I currently have 7 trucks including 2 1500's, 2 2500's, 2 3500 SRW's and one 3500 DRW and 7 trailers from 2,000 lbs to 12,000 lbs.

3) The OP has since added the weight and clarified that the trailer is shorter at just over 28'. certainly doable with a decent half ton but not without a WD hitch



2 cents,
Dave
__________________
Outdoors RV 21RBS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 10:58 AM   #20
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2020
Posts: 437
Quote:
Originally Posted by ThirdSpaceCO View Post
I wouldn't be overloaded in any of the metrics stated on the door stickers for my particular truck. My truck also has the heavy tow pkg option.
Very rare for boat trailers to have a WDH and many of them are well over that weight (and length!) If it was my trailer I'd have a WDH -- if it was a rental I would be comfortable as long as it was below the specs on the truck. Certain models of the 2020 F-150 can tow up to 13,000lbs.
__________________
2000 Monaco Diplomat 38D
Fffrank is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 11:01 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 767
...and as far as the original topic goes; I think it would be the responsibility of the renter to provide the WD hitch and since 90+% of renters would need one, he should have provided one. A renter isn't going to have thier own WD hitch and it's unreasonable to think they should have one and would install the brackets on the A frame, etc.

Again, I think the OP did the right thing even if he wasn't popular with the renter or the family for doing it.


Dave
__________________
Outdoors RV 21RBS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 11:06 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 767
Quote:
Originally Posted by Fffrank View Post
Certain models of the 2020 F-150 can tow up to 13,000lbs.
No, certain (rare) F150's are marketed to be able to tow that much but most would run out of payload long before they'd ever reach that figure. In the real world, 13,000 lbs is well into one ton territory

2 cents,
Dave
__________________
Outdoors RV 21RBS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 12:28 PM   #23
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 280
From the Renter's point of view, I would have asked, How far away is the campground? If it wasn't too far away, I would have tried to haul it for the OP.

If the OP didn't feel comfortable, he did the right thing.
TMyers17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 12:56 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Kelowna, B.C. Canada
Posts: 767
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMyers17 View Post
From the Renter's point of view, I would have asked, How far away is the campground? If it wasn't too far away, I would have tried to haul it for the OP.

If the OP didn't feel comfortable, he did the right thing.
I interpreted the first post to say he was picking it up locally and hauling it 4 hours away....

Dave
__________________
Outdoors RV 21RBS, 2003 Dodge 3500 dually, Cummins, 6 spd.
Dave Pelletier is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 01:16 PM   #25
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 17,970
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMyers17 View Post
From the Renter's point of view, I would have asked, How far away is the campground? If it wasn't too far away, I would have tried to haul it for the OP.

If the OP didn't feel comfortable, he did the right thing.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Pelletier View Post
I interpreted the first post to say he was picking it up locally and hauling it 4 hours away....

Dave
My wife is livid as we're driving 4 hours away to another state to camp on a lake and it's going to be blazing hot. She's not super excited about tent camping with our two little toddlers.

__________________
Is it time for YOUR Medication or Mine?
Dodge 3500 w/Tractor Motor & NUWA 5vr
US NAVY---USS Decatur DDG-31
Old-Biscuit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 01:23 PM   #26
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2020
Posts: 280
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dave Pelletier View Post
I interpreted the first post to say he was picking it up locally and hauling it 4 hours away....

Dave
You are correct Dave, I quickly read through the posts and missed that.

I didn't know that renting an individual's RV/TT was a thing. I know there are companies that rent them but not individuals. I couldn't imagine having someone else's RV/TT 4 hours away and have trouble with it. I think as the TT owner, I would restrict how far away a renter could take it.
TMyers17 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 02:22 PM   #27
Senior Member
 
tuffr2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Palm Coast Florida
Posts: 10,397
Where is 'moveon' ? He will say using a WD is more dangerous. I don't believe this in total and think a WD is necessary in this case. Now you know more questions to ask before you rent. Live and learn.

Women - remember, you can't live without them. Hope you do not take too much heat from it being hot. No pun. My wife would blame me because it is hot...ugh.
tuffr2 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2021, 03:20 PM   #28
Senior Member
 
ThirdSpaceCO's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Arvada, CO
Posts: 151
Quote:
Originally Posted by TMyers17 View Post
From the Renter's point of view, I would have asked, How far away is the campground? If it wasn't too far away, I would have tried to haul it for the OP.

If the OP didn't feel comfortable, he did the right thing.
Yes, great idea. If it was close I would've done it but our trip is 3.5 hours away one way to the next state over.
ThirdSpaceCO is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



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


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
“A new KOA near me!” - ridiculous... WDW iRV2.com General Discussion 59 05-18-2018 08:37 PM
Jeep prices RIDICULOUS!!! Wundertaker Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 254 10-27-2016 10:46 AM
Ridiculous temp of metal window frame. DGBPokes MH-General Discussions & Problems 11 07-21-2016 07:58 PM
Most Ridiculous Lawsuits Rick Long RV'ing Humor & Crazy but True Stories 1 01-01-2012 10:49 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:49 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.