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Old 09-05-2013, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by 08quadram View Post
the problem I have with any of these is you are not increasing your legal payload. You increase the weight without sag, your rear axle is not that of a 2500. I pull a 29' travel trailer with a max load of 7500 lbs. I never get that close. Dry weight is 5480. I probably have at most 1000 lbs of crap in it. 625 lbs on the hitch, plus the weight of the weight distribution hitch, 2 kids, wife and some fire wood, it is real easy to hit max payload weight. I use an Equil-i-zer brand weight distribution hitch and it makes a hell of a difference. controls sway also. Any more weight, you are just asking for trouble in the case of a quick maneuver. I've seen several travel trailers turned upside down being pulled by too light a truck. (not to mention short wheel base).

Just my opinion.
your tongue weight seems kinda low. A good rule of thumb on campers is a tongue weight equal to 10-13% of the trailer weight. With a 1000lbs of cargo in the trailer you should be around 700lbs on the hitch
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