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Old 12-21-2013, 09:14 AM   #15
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Old 12-21-2013, 10:26 AM   #17
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:44 AM   #18
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Old 12-22-2013, 12:03 PM   #19
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:53 PM   #20
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I appreciate the responses. I will plan on giving Paul a call soon. May even talk to him about solar panels while I am at it.


Do you think it will be safe enough to pull the trailer 40 miles to him, without a WD hitch? As stated, I have pulled a 5th wheel before. Just not a travel trailer.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:12 PM   #21
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Old 12-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #22
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It depends on your tow vehicle for whether or not it is safe. On a 1/2 ton or SUV you could damage the suspension. On a 3/4 ton it should be OK as long as you take it easy and have good weather, I wouldn't want to try in rain or strong winds, of course some with a 3/4 or 1 ton truck never use a weight distributing hitch.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:23 PM   #23
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I'd definitely be hesitant about pulling it with an air suspension TV like a GL. My GL would level up my 28ft International (granted, a bit more tongue weight than your AS) but the rear axle would have been grossly overloaded. I confirmed that when I checked weights on the local CAT scales by taking virtually all the weight off my 1400!lb bars. I installed my ProPride in ~3 hours but if you're hesitant it would be worth the piece of mind to have someone tow your AS to your hitch installer.
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Old 12-23-2013, 05:42 PM   #24
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Jmcarter, do you pull your 28' with the ML, and the ProPride.
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Yes, 2013 GL350. Picture was taken prior to final hitch adjustment but it's very capable. 15 MPG towing at 65, which is about the same as I get pulling with big Cummings.
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Good looking rig. Ours is the GL63. My towing economy will not be so stellar. Thanks for posting the pick.
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Old 12-25-2013, 11:26 AM   #28
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Good looking rig. Ours is the GL63. My towing economy will not be so stellar. Thanks for posting the pick.
I'm sure you'll enjoy the power and love the aggressive good looks of the GL63. PM me if you need any tips or lessons learned. I'm sure Sean recommended the 1400 pound bars and I can give you a ballpark adjustment until you can get to the CAT scales for fine tuning your weights. BTW, I'm using a Prodigy RF controller. Also, there are several ways to overcome blinking LED lights on your trailer if you encounter that.
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