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I think its the GCWR that will be close. Doubt Rear Axle weight will be an issue.
 
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Originally Posted by djousma View Post
What does your Toy Hauler weigh, Rodney?
Depends on if I'm traveling with the garage empty or full. Empty, about 17.5k with a pin of 2850#. (that shows you that the 20% rule might not be always play...) Garage full, 19.5k with a 2600# or so pin. Much depends on axle placement.
 
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I think its the GCWR that will be close. Doubt Rear Axle weight will be an issue.
Yup, I'm way over that fabricated number. No one can explain what it's based on but I do know it means nothing in the real world...
 
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Yea, will have to go to the scales once loaded up for sure, although at that point why bother.....too late. I got the 20% from their doc. they say pin weight 2600, UVW 13559. Doing that math it comes out to 19%.
 
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Originally Posted by djousma View Post
Yea, will have to go to the scales once loaded up for sure, although at that point why bother.....too late. I got the 20% from their doc. they say pin weight 2600, UVW 13559. Doing that math it comes out to 19%.
Their docs don't mean much and how you load it does. Load it ready for travel and hit the CAT scale. I was very surprised when I did.
 
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OK, its officially getting hard to wait. hopefully the hitch will be here some time this week to install. will get updated status from dealer this week on where our unit is.
 
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We're here for you Dave...LOL. Start shopping for accessories while you wait. It will help pass the time. RV Lock Keyless Entry system perhaps?
 
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We're here for you Dave...LOL. Start shopping for accessories while you wait. It will help pass the time. RV Lock Keyless Entry system perhaps?
haha, i was reading your other thread on this. looks interesting. No position to add a bunch of mods at this point. blew the wad on the new cardinal.....
 
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haha, i was reading your other thread on this. looks interesting. No position to add a bunch of mods at this point. blew the wad on the new cardinal.....
That's fine.........Use it and the ideas will come........
 
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yea, I'm sure I will make some changes over time. The Cardinal is wired for a TV in the basement to use an outside TV. Of course, they sell the slide-out, rotate TV mounting bracket/TV as an option, which I didnt spring for. I want to add that mounting bracket on my own as I've already got a couple of 32"-39" class LCD TV's. We often sit outside with the TV watching MLB baseball around the campfire.

I think, it is this one: Adjustable Horizontal Sliding Mount - MORryde Products

Or on Amazon:
Amazon.com: MOR/ryde TV40002H Horizontal Sliding TV Mount: Automotive Amazon.com: MOR/ryde TV40002H Horizontal Sliding TV Mount: Automotive

I've emailed Forest River to see if they can confirm what mount they are using in the coach from the factory.
 
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So, I need to have the Cardinal delivered. Called the dealer today, and added the "Outdoor Entertain System" to have the factory install the outside TV/Mount, etc. He's giving me the same discount off all the factory installed options, and then its covered by factory warranty too.

So, technically, I'm having someone else do my mods for me...
 
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Originally Posted by djousma View Post
So, I need to have the Cardinal delivered. Called the dealer today, and added the "Outdoor Entertain System" to have the factory install the outside TV/Mount, etc. He's giving me the same discount off all the factory installed options, and then its covered by factory warranty too.

So, technically, I'm having someone else do my mods for me...
Doesn't count.............


Cardinal arrives........Options...add-ons are all added up..............AND The Total IS.........$156,798.

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Old 05-17-2016, 11:15 AM
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OK, back to hitch setup Q&A. It's not here yet, but I went to dealer, and backed my truck up under another one to measure distance from bed floor to bottom of pin plate with the trailer leveled. To that number, I added +2" for spring squat, and another +1 to get 5" - 5.5" between top of bed rails to bottom of trailer.

So the question is that 5-5.5" the correct amount of clearance for bed rails? I want the truck and trailer to be level, but also proper level of clearance too. RV dealer will adjust my hitch once the new Cardinal arrives, but I am doing the initial install myself, and wanted to be close.
 
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5-7" is fine Dave with 6" being ideal. More is OK if the rig is level. Less than 5" and you can have contact a bit too easily.
 
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Sounds good, thanks!
 

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