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Hi guys. I want to buy a toy hauler but I'm not sure if this is the right one to buy. 2012 shockwave 21 ft. With a gvwr of 7600 lbs. My truck is 08 4x4 with big tow package. I have injen intake, magnaflow exhaust, and prodigy controller. I appreciate any advice thanks!

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how heavy will it be with the tanks full and loaded with toys?

that's the real weight you'll want to know....

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Hi guys. I want to buy a toy hauler but I'm not sure if this is the right one to buy. 2012 shockwave 21 ft. With a gvwr of 7600 lbs. My truck is 08 4x4 with big tow package. I have injen intake, magnaflow exhaust, and prodigy controller. I appreciate any advice thanks!

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Too heavy! They are very tongue heavy which isn't the biggest issue but it doesn't help. You'll be 7600 lbs plus any upgrades (ie: ac, racks, generators, etc...), add 1,000 lbs. water, gear, food, add another 500-1,500 lbs. in toys and then misc. you're WAY to heavy. When I was looking for a toy hauler I wouldn't look above 6500 lbs. dry weight. Not a lot of options. I decided to piggy back. Only a little better because my tailer is only 5500 lbs.

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Re: Toy hauler advise

the 7600 pounds stated is the max weight for the trailer as I understand it, probably is 4500 or so dry, you should be fine.
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Toyhaulers are notorious for being tongue heavy.


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the 7600 pounds stated is the max weight for the trailer as I understand it, probably is 4500 or so dry, you should be fine.
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After checking specs you should be fine. If it is the 21' model it has a dry weight of 4,600 lbs.

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Thanks for the advice, I just don't want to have any issues and I want to tow safely.

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Buy a crossroads rv unit!! Support my mod addiction lol..

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Need to check tonguw weight. They are much heavier than a run of the mill travel trailer. I believe your max tongue weight on the T is somethin like 930 lbs. You should leave a cushion. Do not want to have a trailer with that tongue weight as well.

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fun finder xt-245 or xt-200. check them out

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Tongue weight was 650 or something like that. He should be fine.

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At 630 you should be OK. Mine is 720lbs and with the WD Hitch the T sqauts great. If you squat more than you like, may want to consider air bags.

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Thank you all for the advice, now I just need to know what weight distribution and sway to get. I went to mike Thompson rv last night and they were trying to sell me one for about $950

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id make them throw it in on the sale of the hauler.

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