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Travel Trailer Help

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Avman2119, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. Jul 11, 2011 at 1:26 PM
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    Avman2119

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    Hey guys, i have a 2010 DC and am thinking of buying a Coachmen Freedom Express 170RB-LTZ. Here is a link for the specs... here.

    Can my taco pull this? I have the tow package and the unloaded weight is 2977 lbs and the cargo carry capacity is 2423 lbs.

    Any help is appreciated. Just want to know if its too much for it to pull.
     
  2. Jul 11, 2011 at 1:40 PM
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    Avman2119

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    Oh yeah and it's the DC Sport
     
  3. Jul 11, 2011 at 1:46 PM
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    muddluvr

    muddluvr know it all

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    you should not have a problem... Make sure you get a WD hitch and a sway control...

    I tow a Coachmen Apex 22qbs which is about 3700 dry with 2500 cargo capacity with a lifted 2006 tacoma extended cab prerunner all over the state so far.

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  4. Jul 11, 2011 at 1:58 PM
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    How much will wd hitch and sway control run me? Also I do need a break controller too right?
     
  5. Jul 11, 2011 at 2:02 PM
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    muddluvr

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    the best place to read about this rv stuff is www.rv.net...

    the hitch will run between 250 and on up for some of the good ones..some like the hensley arrow are about 2500.
    you can get a wd hitch with sway control which work really well..
    seperate friction sway control is about 100.00 and brake controller is about 120..some rv places will work this stuff
    into the deal...
     
  6. Jul 11, 2011 at 2:35 PM
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    MJonAgs32

    MJonAgs32 asphinctersayswhat?

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    check out my build
    Don't go cheap on a WD set up. Look up Dual Cam
     
  7. Jul 11, 2011 at 5:22 PM
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    fajitas21

    fajitas21 XMF - Extreme Mexican Food fo Life!

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    Leather Seats! Pulling a Forest River Salem 22RBXL Travel Trailer!
    I went cheap on the WD setup and ended up selling it at a loss, buying the dual cam setup, and it made a complete world of difference.

    I wish I had never thought saving $400 bux for the safety of my truck/trailer and family was ever worth it.
     
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