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Lewis, yes, you are correct sir...

Roy, the trailer's GVWR is 21k. Dry it's 16k. Pin around 3k. Length is listed at 42.5' but I will have to measure it be sure...

Today is the day of truth for the 6.7. About to hook up and make her earn her keep....
 
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Lewis, yes, you are correct sir...

Roy, the trailer's GVWR is 21k. Dry it's 16k. Pin around 3k. Length is listed at 42.5' but I will have to measure it be sure...

Today is the day of truth for the 6.7. About to hook up and make her earn her keep....
WOW thats big! how does it compare to the previous trailer?
Safe travels.
 
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Lewis, yes, you are correct sir...

Roy, the trailer's GVWR is 21k. Dry it's 16k. Pin around 3k. Length is listed at 42.5' but I will have to measure it be sure...

Today is the day of truth for the 6.7. About to hook up and make her earn her keep....
I think that truck will do fine...
 
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Needless to say, wow, what a crazy nice rig.

Now, for the important stuff which you prob already know but I'm gonna say it anyway..

Only thing that scares going that heavy is the big swells and bumps that can cause a large rebound, where the inertia of that trailer can and will actually lift the rear end of your truck off the ground while you are driving. The worst moments for me are bridge joints at highway speed around a curve, not a good feeling when your rear end gets light and pushed sideways.

That's all I got and I say it just to be said.....

Safe travels and enjoy the trip!
 
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Rodney, nothing quite like a toyhauler. Mine GVWR's at 18k and weighs in at around 14k dry but with our dishes and supplies loaded. The truck will handle it just fine. I have a 5th Airborne and love it. Takes all the snap, crackle and pop out of towing. Once you have the pin box sorted you'll be fairly level from the looks of it in the photos. My 350 squats about an inch hooked up; doesn't quite hit the helper springs. Great looking rig - does make the truck look a little small. Congrats.
 
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Have an enjoyable and safe voyage back Rodney!
 
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Only thing that scares going that heavy is the big swells and bumps that can cause a large rebound, where the inertia of that trailer can and will actually lift the rear end of your truck off the ground while you are driving.
Sorry - I think this is a bit extreme and with the tongue / pin weights of these trailers, it would be highly unlikely to ever happen under normal circumstances... You would have to overcome minimally 100% of the pin weight as well as the base weight of the truck on the rear axle.. Let's call that 3k pin and 3k axle weight. You would have to have a 6k push upward from that "buck" to even come close to lifting the rear tires of the truck off the ground..

Frankly - I don't see that happening....
 
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Sorry - I think this is a bit extreme and with the tongue / pin weights of these trailers, it would be highly unlikely to ever happen under normal circumstances... You would have to overcome minimally 100% of the pin weight as well as the base weight of the truck on the rear axle.. Let's call that 3k pin and 3k axle weight. You would have to have a 6k push upward from that "buck" to even come close to lifting the rear tires of the truck off the ground..

Frankly - I don't see that happening....
And that is probably one of the reasons that the garage will have a warning sticker that says something like "CAUTION 2500 lbs. MAXIMUM LOAD"!!

Rodney, that is a very nice unit...enjoy, and hope you get many good memories and whatever else out of it!
 
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And that is probably one of the reasons that the garage will have a warning sticker that says something like "CAUTION 2500 lbs. MAXIMUM LOAD"!!

Rodney, that is a very nice unit...enjoy, and hope you get many good memories and whatever else out of it!
Ah, but Toy Haulers are natively biased with more weight on the pin with the anticipation of a minimum of 1000# loaded on the fantail (according to a Jayco rep I talked with)... Mine has a 3k capacity in the garage and that is also what the ramp door is rated for.. I definately have a lot of pin weight with only a 1k SXS loaded in the garage...
 
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No back end skipping for me. This one has about the identical pin to my last which wasn't exactly a lightweight at 3k pin and 16k total. One thing I can say for certain after towing across OH in the wind and PA and WV in the hills.... There is no way in hell I'm upgrading to a DRW anytime soon! Tows just like my last one which is to say, like a arrow. The added couple of feet made no difference whatsoever and I was cruising at 70-75 with the big rigs all day today like it wasn't back there. So Andre my brother in silver, you were right again. Our little trucks are a lot more capable than most would imagine... I do have to admit that when I first hooked up and pulled her out of the bay, I had a bit of a Roy Scheider / Jaws moment...






Glad I'm over it...
 
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So Andre my brother in silver, you were right again.
Yay! I'm glad you are feeling confident pulling the rig. I think once you add some air bags you will be even more pleased. This made my day
 
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On my rig....the "garage" is Theresa's bedroom.......No "Toys".
Last I weighed the rig ready for camping, water tank full (105 gals).
Gross weight was 17,500 lbs
Pin weight was 4,300 lbs

Rodney is towing the USS Massachusetts.............
 
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Has she dried pulling the house yet?
 
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Number 1 is staying in the passenger seat. As to the bags, I don't think I'll bother. If I did it would be for looks and not function... The overload springs are functioning as advertised...
 
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She prolly just doesn't want to show you up, lol.
 

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