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Old 06-22-2013, 04:20 AM   #1801
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Unless you off road in the rocks I would say go with some Firestone Air Bags. I did and I think they are the best towing upgrade you can do. The truck rides smoother without a load and I can adjust the air pressure so as to adjust the ride with varying amounts of weight/load.
Completely agree. I have the bags and would buy them again for sure, even if I wasn't towing they are almost worth it just for payload. I occasionally carry a decent size generator and a few large (6 gal) gas cans, and without the bags it would squat. I personally would NOT rely on them as a replacement for Weight Distribution Hitch to TOW heavier trailers though. They work great as an adjustable supplement to WDH for big trailers and/or stand alone for payloads in the bed or small trailers.
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I have a 2013 V-6 Dbl Cab with 4WD and Tow Package. I am towing a 2003 Airstream 22AS that has a GVW of 5000 and an empty weight of about 4000. I do have an equalizer type hitch and it tows great! As others have stated, slower on the hills but very stable even with the 50 mph crosswinds I had last week on I-40 from Arkansas to Arizona.
The wife said she wants me to get an airstream that's one of the only way that she would do some "camping" with me
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The wife said she wants me to get an airstream that's one of the only way that she would do some "camping" with me
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Old 06-24-2013, 09:47 PM   #1804
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Here is my 16 ft 82 Scamp in tow behind my 11 DCSB Sport and 12 Honda CBR250R in the bed. Towed it down from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR about 6 weeks ago. I'm on a 7 month TDY and have been living in it full time at the base RV park. Been doing me good! The Scamp only weighs about 1700 lbs and towed like a dream, even with the bike in the bed and luggage and gear.
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:27 AM   #1805
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Here is my 16 ft 82 Scamp in tow behind my 11 DCSB Sport and 12 Honda CBR250R in the bed. Towed it down from Kansas City, MO to Little Rock, AR about 6 weeks ago. I'm on a 7 month TDY and have been living in it full time at the base RV park. Been doing me good! The Scamp only weighs about 1700 lbs and towed like a dream, even with the bike in the bed and luggage and gear.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:20 AM   #1806
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Old 06-25-2013, 12:32 PM   #1807
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Old 06-25-2013, 01:00 PM   #1808
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7 months
I know right? Saving alot of money and my wife and son are only 7 hours away so I get a taste of sanity every couple weeks. Putting away alot of money staying in the camper and pocketing the BAH and per diem at least!
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New rig. Skyline Koala 17rbt. Not very big, but has enough room to sleep 6 and is built well. Definitely get what you pay for. Looked at cheaper models, but they were flimsy and poorly made. Heavy duty frame, aluminum framing for cabinets and beds, and composite skin make for a light but durable camper.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:26 AM   #1812
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New rig. Skyline Koala 17rbt. Not very big, but has enough room to sleep 6 and is built well. Definitely get what you pay for. Looked at cheaper models, but they were flimsy and poorly made. Heavy duty frame, aluminum framing for cabinets and beds, and composite skin make for a light but durable camper.
We have the 2012 18' Koala BH. We have really enjoyed it. Like all new campers, you have to get all the bugs worked out, but since then it has been smooth sailing. Have fun!!
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New Holland 45da with front end loader and have backhoe attachment. YEAH, It is heavy alone but add in a steal bed trailer and its very heavy.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:37 PM   #1815
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This is my 21ft TT. No problems with it at all.
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Old 06-28-2013, 06:50 PM   #1816
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This is my 21ft TT. No problems with it at all.
Nice looking rig. Looks like TT is aerodynamic, too!
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Looks good. Dealer didn't have a 18' Koala. Was torn between a 21' with no pop out and our 17'. Felt like there was more room on the inside when the popout was deployed so we went with it. 7 days until it's first trip. Looking forward to it.

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Old 06-28-2013, 11:54 PM   #1818
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Nice. Hows towing v nose? What kind of mpg's?
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Old 06-29-2013, 10:55 AM   #1819
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New Holland 45da with front end loader and have backhoe attachment. YEAH, It is heavy alone but add in a steal bed trailer and its very heavy.
Will be towing my JD 3520 with various implements on an 18' car hauler.

What is the weight of the 45da with FEL and BH?
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The camper weighed around 1850 lbs, plus the kayak. I took over some logs to a friend's house that day to drop them off. I don't have any air bags on the truck. It squatted a bit after I loaded the wood. We went to a camp ground in southwest florida . No hills , just flat roads. Its not a heavy load, and have been thinking of those bags . They might be a good investment.



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