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Old January 31st, 2020, 08:52 PM #21
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My advice is to go RV shopping on a rainy day and spend an hour with your other in the box to see if it's really big enough for what you want to deal with. I built Micro-Mini NPR RV for my folks after they hated dragging this 1706 micro mini with a '03 F-250. Went from 10 mpg with the truck to 14.5 with the NPR diesel and it can park in town. It's around 11k lbs wet. The only downside is the box is a little too small for staying inside all day. This thing may make the trip to Alaska within a year or two and commercial duty means well built.





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Old February 1st, 2020, 08:57 AM #22
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You should be looking at the camera gvw not dry weight. You are woefully overestimating your minivan in an emergancy situation. There are so many full size suvs flipped overcinvthe median every weekend.

Personally I use a crew cab dually to pull my 5th wheel at 11k lbs, which is within specs of many new 1/2 ton trucks and that's just crazy to me.

A buddy uses the same style truck to pull his 7900 lbs toyhauler with weight distribution and feels it's not enough truck. This is coming from guys that tow big stuff every day for work. We. Both own asphalt companies.... so 30k plus pound towing daily.
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I too feel the OP has too small of a tow vehicle for what trailer he wants , to be honest he would need to tow a small teardrop trailer or a small pop-up trailer
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Another thing to look at. Does the trailer have brakes on both axles? Some manufactures only put brakes on the front axle, if not you may want to get them installed to help braking.
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