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Old 04-18-2010, 07:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at replacing my 16 foot travel trailer and going with something bigger.. the tow rig is a 92 K3500 xtra cab 454, NV4500...truck has 4.11 gears, srw and 285/75R16Es on it... do you guys think this truck would handle a 35 travel trailer??? not gonna be moving it more than once or twice...
I am planning on putting the travel trailer on my land and then living in it for a year or so, while I prepare the lot for building...the GF and the Kids are not gonna be there full time, she has a place of her own..
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Old 04-18-2010, 07:53 AM   #2 (permalink)
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The length won't be a problem, whether you can pull it safely will depend on how much it weighs.
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The length won't be a problem, whether you can pull it safely will depend on how much it weighs.
obviously... I don't know what these large travel trailers weigh, which is why I am asking...Im trying to avoid any with slideouts, to avoid possible leaks and more weight..
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Im not sure I would want to take a bunch of long trips with it, but if you are just moving it a short distance a few times, just take it easy, and you will be fine.
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obviously... I don't know what these large travel trailers weigh, which is why I am asking...Im trying to avoid any with slideouts, to avoid possible leaks and more weight..
Well then the easiest way to find out exactly how much they weigh would be to find a used trailer or new trailer dealership on the Internet. Find something that is what you want, and then look at the spec sheet for the weight or call the dealership and ask.

We are not mind readers here. How can we possibly know what type trailer, how many axles, length, color, of trailer you have in mind. Research is the key.
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Well then the easiest way to find out exactly how much they weigh would be to find a used trailer or new trailer dealership on the Internet. Find something that is what you want, and then look at the spec sheet for the weight or call the dealership and ask.

We are not mind readers here. How can we possibly know what type trailer, how many axles, length, color, of trailer you have in mind. Research is the key.
my question is primarily about the truck, whether it will handle it...the three I am looking at weigh in at between 8000 and 9000 wet..the guys at highway campers told me I would be fine, but I don't trust any salesman.
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My 30' bumper pull is just under 8,000 wet. I pull it with a half ton dodge with the 4.7. I have not problems.... other than accelerating.... and passing gass stations...

You will be fine.
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yeh you that truck, being manual will easily handle that trailer
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you're using a cab and a half one ton truck.....therefore I don't see you having any issues with it at all as long as you've got a good brake controller.

If you're staying away from slideout models thats where you get into the heavy weight. My boss at work has a 30 foot he pulled with his expedition with no problems. A year ago he traded it for a 34 foot with 2 slideouts......needless to say after the trip bringing it home from the dealer he was shopping for a 1-ton truck LOL

I moved a guys 35 footer about 4 hours from where it was with my standard cab 07 F350 single wheel and didnt have any handling issues using a regular ball mount as it had been parked on the lake so many years he had no clue what he had done with the bars to his weight distribution ball mount.
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