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RE: what defines a 3/4 ton?

Hell, my Canyon is almost a 3/4 ton with 1,470lbs of payload on the door.
badercubed 08/24/19 06:12pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Love the Lance 2375 layout: but the price! Any alternatives?

Coachman Apex Nano 213RDS This is our first year in our Apex Nano, but the build quality is very good and you can't beat their weights for what you get in their floorplans.
badercubed 08/24/19 05:57pm Travel Trailers
RE: "Downgrading" trucks

I went from a 2018 F-250 gasser and a 35ft total length TT to a 2018 GMC Canyon and 24ft total length TT because I switched jobs and no longer needed the HD truck for work. I had the option of buying the F-250 from my previous employer as it had 3,000 miles on it and they knew I used it to tow my TT, but I opted to downsize everything even though I have two kids that are 4 and 7. I actually wanted the smaller TT for going to more State Parks and boondocking, and the Canyon has done everything I need from a household standpoint, including 1,500lbs of mulch.
badercubed 08/22/19 01:21pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Camco EAZ-LIFT R6 TT Hitch

I highly recommend a Blue Ox Swaypro. Worked great on my 10,000lb TT and now on my 5000lb TT. No noise, great towing experience and easy to setup.
badercubed 08/19/19 08:59pm Travel Trailers
RE: Run the USA is what?

I am bias, but Coachman Apex Nano have some nice lightweight and easy to tow floor plans. I tow mine with a V6 GMC Canyon with no problems. It's actually a pleasure after going from a 35ft TT behind a F250.
badercubed 08/19/19 08:56pm Travel Trailers
RE: Any problem with these 2 set ups?

I agree you'll have more than 500lbs when you consider what's already in the van plus camping gear itself. But I don't think you should have a problem with the one with the slide. Don't stick two batteries and propane tanks on the front though. You can help balance the load in the van by putting the kids in the 3rd row and the gear (cooler, bikes, etc) in the 2nd row which should help transfer weight to the front of the van. When you upgrade your TV, go to an SUV like an Explorer that sits at 5,000lbs of towing and you'll be very happy.
badercubed 08/14/19 07:23pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Help a Newbie, question about gas vs. diesel

I towed a 10,000lb TT and equipment trailer with a 2015 F-250 gasser and an 2018 F250 gasser and both did well. The 2018 was superior though.
badercubed 08/13/19 12:53pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Largest TT out there

Keystone Hideout have some 38fters with three slides. Puma by Palomino has some Destination (Park) models that are long with big slides as well.
badercubed 08/12/19 09:08pm Travel Trailers
RE: True bunkhouse (4 teenager sized bunks)

They are harder to find because of the big ass outside kitchens everyone wants. Search for front bunk house models as a bunch of manufacturers make them.
badercubed 08/12/19 04:47pm Travel Trailers
RE: Truck Caps

I had an A.R.E Contractor Cap with an AluRack ladder rack on top. I loved it. https://i.imgur.com/dVWPfcB.jpg height=500
badercubed 08/09/19 11:26am Tow Vehicles
RE: Looking at Grand Design Reflection 287RLTS and gmc 2500

I pulled a Hideout 30BHDS loaded to 9,500lbs give or take with a 2015 F-250 gasser. If I was staying local (within an hour and a half) and not going on a highway, I would just hook up and go with my 2-5/16" ball on my work pintle hitch. If I was going longer or on the highway with crosswinds, I used a Blue Ox Sway Pro. I enjoyed everything about the combination.
badercubed 08/09/19 11:04am Travel Trailers
RE: 2019 Ford Expedition Max

Your wife (assume she drags the boat) will love the Ecoboost when she tows. Other than that, I almost got one when I got ride of my F250 but opted for a GMC Canyon because I was afraid to ditch the truck bed. I loved how the Expedition drove and am leaning on trying to push my wife into one when we get rid of the AWD Sienna we have.
badercubed 08/05/19 07:28pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Anyone towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

Baby trucks are the best. Love my Canyon.
badercubed 08/05/19 07:24pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Downsizing to TT

If you'd ditch the 2nd slide then you have all kinds of options. I actually like the way you think as the wife and I are ready to retire, we simply don't want a GIANT trailer for pulling out west or navigating the beautiful state parks in VA and WV. We are also looking at several trailers and 28ft will be are absolute max, bumper to tongue even though my truck can pull 18K. LolMy family is getting bigger (kids aged 7 and 4) and we already downsized from a 35ft TT to a 24ft TT. We wanted more ease, more boondocking and less stuff. It's hard to enjoy the State Parks when they can't accommodate a larger trailer.
badercubed 08/05/19 07:21pm Travel Trailers
RE: New To TT game, need some help/advice/smacking

Depending on your budget, check out the TT in my signature. Rather light for one with double bunks and I wanted dual axles over a single. I put dual 30lb tanks and batteries up front because I like to boondock. I tow it with a newer model Canyon and it tows like a dream. I downsized from a 35ft bunkhouse and have two kids aged 7 and 4 and there is ample room and storage. There are plenty of smaller campers in your range, all will have something the others don't have. You will have no problem towing any of them. Also, when negotiating, 30% off MSRP is your baseline, and you can probably get some extras thrown in as well.
badercubed 08/05/19 07:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: Anyone towing with a Honda Ridgeline?

A project manager at my old job had a Ridgeline while everyone else was in half-tons and 3/4 tons. He put lots of miles on his truck but would occasionally drag a 20ft enclosed trailer loaded with concrete and shotcrete equipment and he never had a problem. He also dragged a two ton rebar load on a flat deck trailer. You should be fine.
badercubed 08/03/19 07:26pm Tow Vehicles
RE: My set up and TT length

From experience, I think when you get into the 35fters that are extra tall and pushing 10k is where the half-ton (max tow / payload) trucks run short. 33ft and 8k won't be a problem. Also, you will never lack for power with that truck.
badercubed 08/03/19 04:15pm Travel Trailers
RE: front hitch

I used a Curt one on the front of my F250 gasser. I out anything from coolers, to generators, to hitch carrier bags, to bikes up there and never had a problem. This includes a tow from Western NY to Anna Maria Island and back.
badercubed 08/02/19 06:51am Tow Vehicles
RE: Bunkhouses similar to 272BHS with light hitch weight

Coachman Apex Ultra-Lite 288BHS
badercubed 08/02/19 06:15am Travel Trailers
RE: How many people have cameras on trailer

Definitely more luxury than necessity.
badercubed 07/26/19 05:04am Travel Trailers
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