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Old 10-18-2019, 04:11 AM   #121
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I just love these discussions about what is the "RIGHT" truck (TV) one should buy. So I thought I would add my 2 cents into this discussion.

There are two things to consider:

1)Aesthetics - which is very personal. What I mean is, do you like the vehicle. Colour, interior material. Manufacturer; i.e., Ford, GMC, Ram - this is all suggestive because what I like is about me. What you like and dislike is about you. Once you make a "preliminary" decision here about "aesthetics" then you need to see if it fits the "second consideration". And this is really where the rubber meets the road.

2) Is the TV right for your choosen AS. To make this determination you need to look closely at the specification require for the marriage of the TV and AS. This means do the analysis. I have provided a link below to the type of analysis I went through in choosing our TV (there are others out there) ... perhaps it will help in your journey in choosing the right TV.

how-to-determine-if-your-tow-vehicle-is-right-for-your-trailer

Opinions are many and very - however none replace personal research
Very good analysis and write up! I would caution about using the "sticker" weights on your AS however....hitch weights "loaded" or not, are typically not accurate. Go to a scale and weigh the hitch and TT along with your TV also so you "know" where you really are. Our hitch weight was specked at 976lbs; actual was a little over 1100lbs. Now the scales can be a little off, I am told, but better to be safe then sorry when trying to "match" the TT and the TV. Lots of good data here on the Forum about this and also antidotal information about not getting it right the first time! Happy trails...
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