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hey guys,
I just sold my camper which weighs 7,800lbs. I want to turn it around in my driveway so it easier for the guy that bought it to pull it out without hitting anything(well, house, garage, etc). I have an '04 XE 4x4 so my truck is rated at way less than what the trailer weighs. Will it hurt anything on my truck just turning this monster camper around? I have a very small space to work with so it will take a lot of turning and maneuvering on some gentle slopes. Will 4wd on grass hurt or help pull this thing? thanks in advance
 

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Personally, I wouldn't hesitate to hook onto it just to move it around.
 

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i think your probably going to hurt your lawn more than your truck. At 7800# your only over the limit by 5% or so, on grass, in low range, you should be fine.
 

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Shoot no!! Hook that sucka up man. I have towed that weight many many times with my Titan. It wont hurt 1 thing.
 

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the only thing bt helps with is starting it off on a steep grade like a boat ramp other than that they can pretty much do the same
 

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isn't the weight rating on the xe's so low because of the stock tires anyway?
and even then your only like 600 lbs over.
hook that sucka up
 

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It won't hurt anything just moving it in the driveway, its kinda like when I use my riding lawn mower to move a 2K fishing boat around the yard.
 

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BigA said:
It won't hurt anything just moving it in the driveway, its kinda like when I use my riding lawn mower to move a 2K fishing boat around the yard.
That's awesome.
 

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Follow on question here. I have a 2007 non-BT 4x4CC and we are now the owners of a 26' Travel Trailer which I believe has a dry weight of 6500lbs. So, realizing that I need a Class IV hitch (and I will most likely get the sway bar setup discussed on this page) what are your opinions on my long term success pulling this beast?

Hints and suggestions are welcome. I'm not new to towing but I don't want to hurt my baby. ;)
 

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Definately get an equalizer hitch off craigslist. I'd be curious how 6500 dry tows. You'll be slow on big hills/mountains ... but should be fine on the flatter stuff.
 

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I tow a 30 foot travel trailer with a dry weight of 7400 lbs. with no issues except the tounge weight. I have a 06 SE king cab with a tow package. I will be adding air bags to the rear. Small grades it doesn't even downshift.
 

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cheekjo said:
I tow a 30 foot travel trailer with a dry weight of 7400 lbs. with no issues except the tounge weight. I have a 06 SE king cab with a tow package. I will be adding air bags to the rear. Small grades it doesn't even downshift.
Big difference between an XE without the tow package and an SE with the tow package. Something like 6500 vs 9200/9400 depending on 2wd vs 4wd. Not that the motor can't handle it, more so the tires/gearing a much different.
 

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It's almost been a month. Have you moved it yet? Did your truck explode and burst into flames when you tried?
 
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