I don't agree, the GVWR could be 10,000lbs or any number who cares if your trailer is 4,600 dry then on average you will load 1,000lbs of gear so you will end up around 5,600lbs and most likely never come close the max GVWR. Also the 260bhs is actually almost 29ft long. There are shorter bunkhouses out there. Here are a few.
I am willing to bet there will be more than 1,000 lbs of cargo going in there. I know how much the type of gear weighs that he already said would be going in there, plus add some water for the dry trips, and propane... I am just saying that only looking at the dry weights to determine what trailer you can pull isn't really the way to do it, it's a good starting point, but many other factors.
One thing it sounds like you are not looking at is the GVWR of the trailer. That's the number you need to be looking at. That 26ft at 4500lbs is actually more like 7600lbs, which is pushing your towing capacity. Plus, you are putting a lot of heavy gear in there.. Just something to think about. My trailer is 7600lbs 'dry weight' which is the numbers you are looking at, but when we are loaded up to go camping, we are pushing the 10,500lbs GVWR of the trailer, usually right around 10k.
I have thee Reese Dual Cam and love it. One step hookup, and dont have to adjust anything. Very effective of controlling the sway on my 31' (35' over all) 10,000lb trailer. I ordered it on Amazon for about $450, well worth the extra over what they are trying to sell that Curt to you for. I went with the 14k lb with 1400lb bars, nice and stiff and works awesome. My father in law is alway jealous at how quick I get hitched and go, not needing to worry about sway control. And I dont have to undo the sway bars before i back up or get in a tight turning situation.
We have a 2007 Coachman 31dsb and love it. Super slide in living room, nice size slide in bunk room with a double on bottom and almost a twin size on top, good size beds. We scored on it too, picked it up last march for $10k
I have not read the whole thread, but would your set up be long enough for 25' of sewer hose? Great job- I love the look!!
Thanks! I have 20 or 25' in mine, (cant remember how long the two pieces are, i think 15 and 10) just depends on how small your hose compresses to
Here is what I did, got a lockable box from Harbor Freight, mounted some rings inside for the straps, drilled a hole and put a grommet in for the wires, and its secure storage!
I just found your post about the sewer hose storage compartment you made. What a great idea. I am going to purchase the materials this week, but have a couple of questions.
When you drilled into the frame to hang it, did you tap the hole so the allthread screws into the frame, or just put a nut on top?
I noticed that your rivets appear to be flat on both sides, how did you accomplish this, as my pop rivets always leave a larger end on the inside of the rivet. This would interfere with closing the end cap, and with sliding the gutter in and out.
I just drilled holes and put a nut on the top of the frame, with a washer.
The rivets are not flat, they balloon out like normal, I just got some shorter rivets so that the ballooning is actually in the plastic, if that makes sense. Makes a nice tight grip that way too.