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Skibane

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nickthehunter wrote:

I don't know how anyone here could comment on the price, no one knows anything about the trailer.


Would you pay $45K for any Forest River trailer?

I wouldn't.

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Aaaaand we're well on our way to another chicken little payload discussion!
WoooHooo!


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Gain automatically set is a very common misconception of newbies.


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Well, Ski,…..I wouldn’t. lol

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If it were my daughter and hubby, I would leave the trailer purchase to their choice. Their money. If I directed them to another trailer or brand and it had a lot of problems, well, you know the rest of the story. The truck, don't know enough about it, but I towed 7000# with a 2500 gasser and had no problems. I would think a diesel would do a good job. Whether 1/2 ton or 3/4.

Good luck to them and hope y'all can make lots of good camping memories.

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Prices are rapidly falling!

A similar trailer that is 1 or 2 years old would cost half as much!

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Turtle n Peeps wrote:

theoldwizard1 wrote:

Prices are dropping fast !

A 1 or 2 year old similar trailer would be 1/2 as much !

^^^ this.

As far as towing, my good friend has a 1/2 ton Chevy diesel and tows his 7K trailer just fine.

As far as brakes. The truck does not stop the trailer; the trailer brakes stop the trailer and the truck brakes stop the truck.


Once you experience disc brakes on your RV trailer you will realize the drum brakes are not stopping the trailer very well.
Disc brakes will stop the trailer drum brakes on the Rv will need the assistance of the truck.


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FrayJo wrote:

Prices are rapidly falling!

A similar trailer that is 1 or 2 years old would cost half as much!


I am the same way. I do not give my kids advice because if it ends up wrong I don't want that on my shoulders. What I do do is present some things for them to think about. "Did you consider this?" blah blah blah.

I have also learned that a lot of people seeking advice really just want you to confirm what they have already decided. Others don't want to take the time to research and figure things out.


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Is that 7k lbs the dry weight or GVWR of the trailer? As for the price……things have gone up drastically in the past year and a half. Not sure I would pay that much money with the current build quality. I would buy used no newer than 2019.
The other issue is the small diesel that will inevitably leave them stranded somewhere at the wrong time. Time for a 3/4 ton with a gas motor so they are never left stranded!


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Skibane wrote:

nickthehunter wrote:

I don't know how anyone here could comment on the price, no one knows anything about the trailer.


Would you pay $45K for any Forest River trailer?

I wouldn't.



Lwiddis wrote:

Well, Ski,…..I wouldn’t. lol


What do you guys recommend? lol.


I have a burn barrel in my yard.

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