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Gene K 2

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Posted: 03/17/21 08:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

As to exact numbers. I suspect the racing corner scales were more accurate. A CAT Scale is really intended more for 20,000 - 40,000 lb axle weights plus is only to the nearest 20 lb.

7000 GVWR
1907 Payload
3450 FAWR
3800 RAWR

CAT Weights
3020 lb FA
2080 lb RA
5100 lb Total

Racing Corner Scales
2980* lb FA
2060* lb RA
5040 lb Total
(I've forgotten exact corner weights but those are within a few pounds).

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Posted: 03/17/21 09:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weight wise no issues as you have plenty of margin, and length wise you kept it very manageable for your tow vehicle. One of the biggest issues facing half-ton trucks towing TTs is dealing with rigs over 30' in length, heading down the road at interstate speeds can prove challenging at times.

Have a great time enjoying your new GD, although I like Jayco products I have always thought highly of GD rigs. I heard good things about their customer service, and that RK floorplan looks like a winner for your situation. Overall, a good truck/TT match, towing comfort should be good.

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I wouldn't fret it much.. I've got an older 13 Eco Max Tow with #1920 payload sticker, but it's a lot heavier truck with #7700 GVWR and #4050 rear GAWR.

Towing a #7000 TT and I have not taken it over any scales, but it tows fine and no issues otherwise that would cause me to think it's not a good combo..

In the end, it's all about how you setup the hitch and how it's loaded and how it just tows for you in general.

I load my truck and trailer heavy and don't worry about it at all.

Good luck! Mitch
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You are well within your ratings even running at the full 7500GVWR.

Go for it.


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Posted: 03/18/21 06:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Why would anyone run with the gray AND the black AND the fresh tanks full at the same time?


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Sheesh, I'd have no issues running an Imagine 2600 and maybe a 2670 trailer with that truck, and I'm usually not a proponent of half-ton towing.


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Thanks Guys...

I guess I'm gunshy because of all the sway issues I've read about with 1/2 tons and longer heavier travel trailers.


At 27' 11" a 2250RK doesn't really appear as small to me as I'm sure it appears to some of you. 1.5' longer and 25% Heavier seems like a significant change

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6k dry is my standard recommendation for the more capable half tons. People that but 7kdry+ and have someone like your truck generally report some form of stability issues when towing @highway speeds. There are exceptions for certain needle in haystack half tons like Ford's Max Payload package or GM's NHT package. That GD 2250 is 5500 pounds dry, Even at 7k loaded, 1000 pound TW, you have 900 pounds of payload to load in on cab and bed. Seems like plenty of margin to me. [emoticon]


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Sjm9911 wrote:

That was always very common, especially in pop ups , not sure how it is with TT. The published weigjts were out of the factory, anything added at the dealer was extra weight. So everything was an add on. But it does list tanks adding up to 190 gallons, so black, greay and fresh, filling those at 8.3 gallons adds 1570 or so lbs. So it needs a high gvwr or you would not be able to use the tanks it has.


Explain a common situation where you'd travel with all 3 tanks full.

We dry camp, water/elec camp and FH camp. When dry camping we empty our 80 gal fresh into the black and grey. So only 80 gal total.

When we FH camp we dump the grey and black and may fill the fresh if we're heading to a dry camping spot.

If we're on water/elec only then the fresh is not filling and we would dump the grey and black leaving nothing or again maybe filling the fresh for future use.

In our short 11 years of RV'ing we've never had all 3 tanks full at once.

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Gene K 2 wrote:

Thanks Guys...

I guess I'm gunshy because of all the sway issues I've read about with 1/2 tons and longer heavier travel trailers.


At 27' 11" a 2250RK doesn't really appear as small to me as I'm sure it appears to some of you. 1.5' longer and 25% Heavier seems like a significant change


Don't forget "all" the issues you read about are recycled stories told over and over by the same 6 folks on a forum.

I'm pulling a tip to tail trailer of 28' loaded at 6300lbs with a 15-16% tongue weight and it follows the truck like it's on rails even with a 20-25 MPH (flags straight out) crosswind. I put back 50-75% of the weight on the front axle with the WDH. Like you I'd read ALL the "horror" stories but discovered they either hadn't set THEIR rig up properly, or just don't know. And let me add if you quiz them they travel at 70-75 mph, 1/2 tons are very capable at reasonable speeds of 65 mph.


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