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Old 10-08-2011, 05:00 AM
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Considering travel trailer purchase, advice?

I have an '04 F-250 Powerstroke 6.0, which has been prepped for longevity, EGR delete, new oil cooler, ELC coolant and filter. I'm think of a lightweight travel trailer (6250 GVW) specifically, a JAYCO 24T. Anything I need to do to my truck aside from trailer brake controller? This trailer ties to a hitch ball on the receiver, I'm not interested in a 5th wheel setup. Any other lightweight trailers in the 27 to 30ft class you would recommend?

John
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:07 AM
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There are some longer trailers that aren't too heavy. We bought one (RV service business) that was a Laredo SuperLite. About 32ft and only 8800GVWR. So maybe 6500UVW? Just guessing, we haven't weighed it yet.
If you have a brake controller and the 7way wiring socket, the only other thing you'll need is a weight distributing hitch. I know that weight wise the truck can handle something just on a ball but they ride smoother with a WD hitch also. And they have sway control built in.
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Old 10-08-2011, 05:11 AM
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A weight distribution hitch helps when pulling and they are just a couple hundred dollars.
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Thanks guys, I'll look into it.

John
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Old 10-13-2011, 07:12 PM
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I would strongly recommend the Equalizer hitch if you are getting a travel trailer. It is a superb hitch and worth every penny. I pulled a 30 ft travel trailer, and was quite happy with the decrease in trailer sway.

Just my opinion, however, I have since traded the travel trailer in for a 5th wheel last spring, and it is easier to hook up and tow despite being 5 ft longer.

If you are interested in buying a gently used Equalizer hitch, let me know.
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If your pulling anything over 22 foot long get the Equalizer hitch & sway control,
you all ready know about the brake controller, Don't buy a cheap brake controller.
Doug
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