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Old 02-06-2017, 12:40 PM   #99
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We converted our 2014 31' Classic to disc brakes shortly after acquiring it. It scales just over 9,200 pounds loaded for camping. The complete rig scales close to 19,000 pounds with us aboard. No axle ratings are exceeded and there is reserve for any "must have" during a trip.

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:42 PM   #100
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The other oft cited critique of a 3/4 ton vehicle is that due to the stiffness of the suspension somehow all feeling from the trailer is muted.
Forgive me but is simply ridiculous.
Every vehicle feeds the driver information about what the trailer is doing. It is just a matter of familiarity really.
I certainly can feel our little 16' trailer and know what it is happening.

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Old 02-06-2017, 12:42 PM   #101
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Agreed. Similarly, all the doom and gloom opinions about properly equipped and loaded 1/2 ton trucks towing larger Airstream trailers do not seem to hold up, as long as one can manage how many items/how much cargo one wants to take along with oneself.
Of course. I agree that any properly spec'ed vehicle should be fine. However, this discussion started when some members suggested you can pick and choose the specifications you'd want to honor

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