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Old 02-23-2013, 08:22 AM   #41
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Don't forget to throw in another 100# or so to cover the weight of the hitch itself!
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... and 100# or so of Husky Centerline hitch...
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Old 02-23-2013, 08:55 AM   #42
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Ooops missed that. Too many forget to add in all the little things you hang on your truck like hitches, step rails, brush guards, caps etc. It all adds weight and reduces the amount of load you can carry.
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Time to look at a Class A pusher.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:39 AM   #44
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Too many forget to add in all the little things you hang on your truck like hitches, step rails, brush guards, caps etc. It all adds weight and reduces the amount of load you can carry.
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One of the most ironic weight-related facts I stumbled across involves the 'payload penalty' when upgrading to a more powerful diesel engine. The added towing capability (pulling power) costs you several hundred pounds in reduced payload capacity due to the added weight of the diesel vs. a gasoline engine.
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Time to look at a Class A pusher.
Been there, owned that. Very nice but very expensive to buy and to maintain.

Rambler will have no problem finding a truck to handle his new trailer. An F-350 will do so very nicely.
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...... An F-350 will do so very nicely.
And keep my pension solvent.
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I love reading all the threads and posts about RVing. It is what we did when I first retired in 1988. I really miss it now but couldn't go back due to health concerns. When we did RV we had a 35 ft. Avion travel trailer which pulled like a dream. Triple axle and towed with a 3/4 ton Chevy Surburban, 7.4L and power to spare. Pulled it through the Smokies many times, no problem and up to Beckley, WV. I guess I could still do it but it would have to be in a motor home. Less work than hitching up the trailer. I still think about the good old days with that Avion. I mean, it was big. I'm 6'3" and could walk upright down the middle. We belonged to a campground group called Coast to Coast. Worked good for us. Happy trails!
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I love reading all the threads and posts about RVing.
Me too. I hope to begin full-timing in a few years. I have never been in an RV for more than 15 minutes but I know this is something I want to do, and reading about all the experiences here is inspiring.
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