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Old 09-15-2015, 11:34 AM   #1
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:32 PM   #2
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I worry about there being a large weight difference between the tow vehicle and the towed vehicle. If the tow vehicle is a lot lighter, could this not cause safety concerns?
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:35 PM   #3
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I don't see anything that I would be concerned about.
Look at the weight difference between a semi tractor, and the load they put in their trailer.
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Ford lawyers would NEVER allow the exposure if all the weight 'suggestions' like gcwr, gvwr, tow ratings, etc... were not accurate.
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Old 09-15-2015, 05:19 PM   #5
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if you are worried about the weight being only 700 lbs lighter, then load the box with firewood and cold ones...should even it out...lol
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Old 09-20-2015, 06:09 PM   #6
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I just purchased a 2015 Ford F-150 and am planing to tow a 2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 25 foot trailor. Any suggestions for what to do or not do?
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Traveling Mike, what model trailer? Do you have a weight distribution hitch? You left to many variables.

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The trailer is a 25 foot Sunset Trail Reserve and yesa I have a weight distribution hitch. The traieor is a 2013 model with one slide out and with a outdoor bar. I don't have any service manuals for the trailer and can't find any on line.
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What's the model number and weights?

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Old 09-20-2015, 06:44 PM   #10
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The trailer model is : ST25RB13. The trailer shows a GVWR of 7714Lbs. GAWR per axle of 3500lbs and max cargo wt of 1752lbs. I hope this will help give me good answers.
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