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Planning to tow 3000 miles round trip, how crazy am I?
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least by the pic it has some slope to it. Someone around here posted a pic of an enclosed trailer recently that looked really tall and was boxed at the top. All I could think of was "sail".

I have a 6x12 enclosed trailer that comes to a vertical point in the nose and it tows super nice. Better than my 6x12 landscape trailer with a swing-up sail...I mean ramp.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Terry,

What's all the specs from your trailer. The wife and I might get something this summer.
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PostPosted: Tue May 14, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have a 2008 Keystone Passport 280BH. It weighs 4508lbs dry (according to the scale at the dealer, includes appliances but not full propane tanks or battery). It has a 440lb hitch weight.

Loaded, I estimate it weights 5500-5700lbs. The axles max out at 6050lbs, so you can't really go crazy loading it up, but we find it more than adequate.

I've borrowed it to my brother-in-law, he pulled it with my Pathy. He said he would do it again, so at least I got that confirmation that I'm not totally nuts... Smile

I also borrowed it to a friend. He pulled it with his dad's F350 Powerstroke. Didn't use WDH or anything, and he said he couldn't even feel it back there. With the Pathy, you definitely feel it. But I think its manageable.

With your V8, I think you'd find it no problem.

http://www.rvguide.com/specs/keystone/travel-trailer/2008/passport/280bh.html
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So you are towing a 28ft trailer with your V6? That's crazy.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2013 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pulled it home today. It's really not that bad. But I probably wouldn't do 3000 miles with it... Smile
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