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Old 02-02-2010, 10:02 PM
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Anti-Sway and load equalizer hitches are necessary. A brake controller is necessary. Make sure your tire load rating is sufficient to meet your GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating).

Look at your manual for your GVWR which is your truck and trailer in combination. That means the weight of the truck and trailer with your passengers, clothes, fuel, water, etc...that you will be packing with you. Don't fixate on towing capacity, be aware of your GVWR so as to avoid damage to the hitch and the truck.

To save some towing weight, unless you are going to a location with no water, don't fill up your fresh water tank until you get to your destination. And also drain it and your black water/grey water tanks before you hit the road home.
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