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Old 03-20-2013, 07:09 PM
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Yeah, that is my plan in general, see how it does when I drive it home from the Marina in a couple of weeks.

I should be fine on tongue weight, but I think I'll put in some airbags in the rear coils to be on the safe side. Tongue weight should be 7% of the total, so a max of 590. The 1500 is rated for 1050 lbs tongue, is that right?

Also, the weight distribution hitch is probably not a great idea I think with surge brakes, plus I really shouldn't need it with the tongue weight being well under the limit.

For two or so trips a year, 40 miles, I am just trying to weigh the benefits of the 3.92 gears vs cost. The mileage drops about 1-2 mpg from what I hear.

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