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RE: IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

Thanks for all the help. Rolling out this morning and looking forward to the trip
camperforlife 05/09/21 07:22am Roads and Routes
RE: IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

I-75 to Knoxville. I-40 east to US 23 Waynesville south to Clayton, GA. 23 and 441 are good mostly 4 lane roads... do not take 441 through GSMNP. I like Moccasin Creek SP on Lake Burton more than Tallulah. That route is pretty much what Waze and Google said. I am not familiar with any of the area once you leave 40 so I was hesitant to venture that way without hearing from someone familiar with the road and that tows. LOL
camperforlife 05/03/21 06:40pm Roads and Routes
IN/OH to Tallulah Gorge State Park

I'll be traveling from Richmond Indiana which is on the IN/OH border to Tallulah Gorge State Park in Georgia. Once I get to Knoxville I'm so undecided which way to go. I'll be towing a 13' tall, 35' fifth wheel. Who's been there from the north? I need suggestions!!
camperforlife 05/03/21 05:00pm Roads and Routes
RE: Would you do it?

I know the loaded and unloaded weight of the present trailer, took the difference which gives the content weight, added the difference in water capacity, propane is the same, added 300lbs more just for the sake of argument. The trailer has the actual weight leaving the factory. So no its not exact but everything going in has already been weighed in our current 35ft bumper pull.
camperforlife 03/17/21 12:44pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you do it?

When I start trying to make financial sense out of my toy purchases it is time to quit. If you don't make financial sense with major purchases you may find yourself watching the repo guy tow your toy away. I make sense with every major purchase and pay cash. That doesn't mean you can't have toys.
camperforlife 03/17/21 11:28am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you do it?

GM just shows a 6390 rawr with 17" wheels or 6600 rawr with 18" for their 2500 trucks. I would say his 7078 rawr number is a typo. If its the 6390 rawr 17" wheels your gonna' have a maxed out rear suspension with a 14000 gvwr trailer once its loaded and road ready. The question was "would you do it" ? The 6.6 will be marginal for that much weight ....so no, for my use I wouldn't do it. From what Ive read the 6.6 gas pulling those kinds of loads isn't getting anywhere near the mpg as the 6.6 Dmax pulling the same load and especially mpg's running empty. Just my 2c. 7078 rawr number is a typo, that is curb weight and has been corrected. The 14000 is no where near what the actual weight of the trailer. The dry weight is 10495, our loaded weight is 12387
camperforlife 03/17/21 07:36am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Would you do it?

I’d seriously consider a diesel, it will put a smile on your face when you pull :) I get that but the mileage difference between the diesel and gas isn't that great any longer, diesel is significantly higher where I live and then there's that 9K upcharge. For the number of miles that I'm going to tow the diesel just doesn't make financial sense. The new 6.6 gas numbers are impressive.
camperforlife 03/16/21 08:43pm Fifth-Wheels
Would you do it?

Pairing a 2021 GMC Sierra 2500 HD 6.6 gas and a Grand Design Reflection 320MKS. Trailer is 10495 dry, 13995 GVWR and a dry pin weight of 2040. Truck GVWR 10450, GCWR 24000, RGAWR 6390, Curb 7078. Max payload 3372. Fifth Wheel tow max 16650 and max pin of 2490. The only issue I am seeing is the possibility of fully load being over the pin weight by 2-300 lbs if not loaded properly. Probably use a Anderson hitch to keep the weight down. Anything I'm missing? I'm not looking for the get a 3500 comments, I'm asking if I'm missing anything that looks out of line besides being close on the pin weight. Thanks in advance.
camperforlife 03/16/21 07:34pm Fifth-Wheels
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