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Old 07-18-2016, 04:40 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by mark5w View Post
You just got to know your limitations. Research before you buy, including what your truck is capable of towing and it's payload. .....and, the weight of what you are going to be carrying on the Rv.
Yes Mark that was my initial problem, I did do the research and Crossroads was less than forthcoming on the tongue weight. Advertised as 1/2 ton towable and the likes. A few of us were surprised about the actual weight being in most cases over double what was advertised. I only figured it out after I bought the thing and found the threads on here about similar issues with this type of unit. Its manageable but not Ideal for sure. If money was no object then we would not be having this conversation. Unfortunately I'm not in a position to continue dumping cash into this at this point, I just want to camp and ride my quads and enjoy it for A FEW YEARS
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Old 07-18-2016, 04:44 PM   #12
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Well they are 1/2 ton towable with only wood or such on the deck, but c'mon...we bought these to haul toys! I was the same way. Wife and I looking at enclosed ones but not liking the closed quarters living with machines. Seen this and she loved it. It gave me the opportunity to buy a bigger truck. Took over payments on our 2500 from her parents and sold the 1500 to her son. Maybe in a few years we will go diesel but we only have 120,000 on this truck now. Hard to justify the cost.
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Old 07-18-2016, 05:14 PM   #13
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That is the biggest problem we have wi5h the rv industry is they build theses things that need a hdt truck to haul them and market them to people that have a suv. I really wanted a toy hauler for my road bike but the market is so full of cheaply made interiors etc. The only one out their is the DRV full house that has a decently built interior but for us full timing we loose the 12' of living space. When we were biking and had the trikes and quads for the kids all we had then was a truck camper and trailer for the bikes had to leave the boat at home. They have come a long way since the 70s on people's ability to take their toys and trailer both. I really wish that the people selling these things would help the new rvers with no experience get educated on what they would need to legally and safely haul these 5hingd down the road
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Old 07-18-2016, 06:18 PM   #14
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These trailers are very hard to figure out for tongue weight, but every pound does make a huge difference when getting it where you want to be.

I didn't tow it like this but wanted to see what my tongue weight would be fully loaded with my RZR loaded...scary! 1900lbs
I am modifying the rear of the trailer for weight bias but with a fully set up trailer with the ability to haul toys you have to make sacrifices.
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