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RE: Wife staggered me today.

how comfortable is that 2 bay garage to sleep in?
Jebby14 07/09/20 11:33am Around the Campfire
RE: Tow weight

i can't tell you what will work for you. I can tell you with absolute certainty i wouldnt spend money on that truck swap. Me, i would be going 3/4 ton of your preference likely with the gasser. My choice would be the ford. If i was staying with a half ton (which i wouldnt be) I would be looking for an f150 with the 3.5 eco boost and towing goodies that upgrade the rear end.
Jebby14 07/09/20 11:31am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

so 1400 lbs payload? thought you wanted more truck?
Jebby14 07/09/20 11:06am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

what are its numbers?
Jebby14 07/09/20 09:55am Travel Trailers
RE: People sure are getting petty with their park reviews

THERE ARE SOOO MANY MOSQUITOS HERE....... local provincial park that is situated in a marsh........
Jebby14 07/09/20 06:49am General RVing Issues
RE: Canadian Snowbird Future

the rest of the world is slowly getting back on its feet after a covid sucker punch. The USA leading the 'i do what i want' charge and quickly losing control. This is one more canadian hoping they leave the border closed for the forseable future.
Jebby14 07/08/20 11:47am Snowbirds
RE: sway

make sure its level and has enough tongue weight. tow with tanks empty and around 15+ percent tongue weight. use proper sway control, look forward to the 3/4 ton truck you will be getting soon
Jebby14 07/08/20 06:02am Travel Trailers
RE: 3 more sleeps

have the house battery with me, shes coming home after work to get the pink stuff out and the fridge cooling. as for the boat, always had a little fishing boat, this lockdown got the wife to sign up to something more family friendly. now i have a 1992 chaparral 2020 sl. nice boat been tinkering. lots of work, even more than the camper at this point but ill get there. we have used it a ton.
Jebby14 07/08/20 04:40am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

if i were you id be after an F250 with the 7.3 gasses because im too cheap to get the 6.7 diesle that i want. could be done with a well equipped half ton but would be much happier with the 3/4 ton. Also loving that godzilla 7.3
Jebby14 07/08/20 04:38am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

keep in mind fully loaded that trailer can be as much as 7900 lbs. (it has a decent amount of carrying capacity at 2865) giving you a tongue weight almost 1200 lbs..... depending how you load it (and the rest of your stuff) you can likely do it but i would expect a less than enjoyable towing experience. i would suggest buying the best hitch and sway control you can afford. another thing not mentioned here is to make sure your brakes are up to snuff as that 3.3 is going to struggle to hold the weight back with compression coming down hill.
Jebby14 07/07/20 11:32am Travel Trailers
RE: 3 more sleeps

^ you and me both friend. opted to put it back in storage shortly after it came out end of march. out of the driveway means the boat could live at home. Normally the camper lives at home so it can stay plugged in. I'm only allowed one at home to not upset the house nazis
Jebby14 07/07/20 11:24am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

look for the 3/4 ton in the flavor of your choosing and you should good to go. Dont need anything crazy to be happy around 30 ft.
Jebby14 07/07/20 08:37am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

I would plan for about 4000 pounds dry. That gets you in the 4500-5000 pound range. The 3.3 will spend a lot of time in the 3000-4500rpm range due to combination of weight, wind resistance, and engine torque. If that is acceptable for you, then go for it. BTW, what hitch weighs 100 pounds? Shipping weight for my Reese Strait Line is 70 pounds and not all of that is dead weight on the TV. clicky a basic reese is listed at 101.96 lbs. 100 lbs is a good ballpark
Jebby14 07/07/20 07:39am Travel Trailers
3 more sleeps

finally able to get our very delayed season going. camper is coming home from storage (work) with me tomorrow to flush the pink stuff, dress the beds, fill the cupboards and what not. setting out for our first weekender of the year this weekend and I'm excited. The kids are champing at the bit. Hopefully the weather doesn't get testy, currently showing clear but hotter than Hades
Jebby14 07/07/20 07:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

possible yes, comfortable likely no. another option to consider is daytripping or tent camping to find your prefered location then buying a park model there. will give you way more bang for your buck. Bettter yet you can grab an older pop up for exploring quite cheap and usually get most of your money back selling them unlike travel trailers.
Jebby14 07/07/20 07:32am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

A trailer needs enough tongue weight to pull correctly. too little causes sway. the sweet spot on travel trailers us usually 13-15%. the truck has to be able to carry that weight which is why on suv's and half ton trucks payload is typically the limiting factor. The listed tongue weights are not accurate just like the dry weights these dont include things like batteries, propane, even appliances. assume you will load your camper. using my setup as an example. my camper (https://www.rvusa.com/rv-guide/2008-forest-river-flagstaff-micro-lite-travel-trailer-floorplan-23lb-tr3599) can be loaded to weigh 4677 (im close to this and NOT loaded excessivly) my truck has a payload of 1950 lbs 1950 payload -500 lbs (my family, remember they will grow) -100 lbs (my hitch) -350 lbs in the bed (usually bikes and fire woord) =1000 payload available. my tongue weight is right aroung 800 lbs at max (fresh tank in the front) and 700 on the return. i have 1000 lbs left to carry the tongue weight of my trailer and use at most 800 lbs of it. this leaves me with enough to carry my trailer (dont think pull thing hold the weight of). since my kids will grow i know I need this buffer. my last camper was slightly lighter (not much) and I was right at capacity towing with a grand Cherokee, wouldn't like to be there again, towing was NOT comfortable. I would recommend you re-evaluate what you want. if its going to be seasonal buy a seasonal. if its travel either get used to a smaller camper or get more truck. if you opt for a smaller trailer understand you will likely be going larger (and still needing more truck) later.
Jebby14 07/07/20 06:35am Travel Trailers
RE: Tow weight

1640 -100 for the hitch -500 for the family (guessing modify this to your needs) -300 for randoms (food, coolers, gas cans, gear whatever again modify since im guessing) =740 left for payload 740 / 0.15 =4933 fully loaded. assuming my numbers are correct your rig shouldnt weigh more than 5k fully laoded to be able to carry 15 percent of the trailer weight on the tongue for a nice tow. dont look at dry weight look at GVWR. id guess you will be around 24 feet.
Jebby14 07/07/20 04:55am Travel Trailers
RE: Full Timing in Canadian Winter if the Border is still CLOSED

not in that position but id be looking for a cheap apartment month to month and winterizing the trailer
Jebby14 07/03/20 10:52am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Class C vs Trailer for Cross country with family? Help

Id go big 5th wheel over C. You already have the truck, why buy another powertrain to handle. You need to add more time. also do everyone a favor and stop at KOA type campgrounds on the way to and from, rest stops suck, especially with a family. if you are looking at renting, why not fly out and rent local?
Jebby14 07/03/20 09:06am Beginning RVing
RE: Reuben Casserole

going to need to take this one for a spin
Jebby14 07/02/20 11:25am Camp Cooks and Connoisseurs
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