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Discussion in 'On The Road' started by dschlosser, Sep 15, 2010.
Here's a picture of our rig. The trailer is packed now, so I took it to a scale to weigh it.
1st camping trip in CO rest area...
Pulled over on a side road to get a part in an RV dealer
At the top of Independence Pass 12,095 feet
Nice Volvo!!! What's the tow-rating on that thing? Does it have self-leveling suspension? or did you install bags?
I love how the top of the A-liner is pretty much flush with the top of the Volvo.
Tow rating is 3000lbs or something. No self leveling suspension, Just standard. I did some careful planning on trailer size and tongue load. Dry it s 118lbs on the tongue and 1750llbs. That is without the battery and 2 propane tanks on the tongue. Fully loaded with water and camping gear it is 180lbs on the tongue as measured. I have not measured the overall weight fully loaded, but I am guessing at 2250lbs. Figure 500lbs for water gear is not bad. Fresh water tank is only 11 gallons.
Tows great. I have the T6 (3.0L I6 with Turbo, for 300hp and 325ft-lbs) and power is never a concern. Stability is good and I got 17mpg towing on this trip of 1500 miles from Phx to Colorado.
That's some good power out of that T6. I'm getting 283hp and 260ft-lbs out of my van's V6, towing 2200lbs and likely more people/gear than you, and I never feel wanting for power.
I'm getting better economy, though, at 21 mpg, when towing. My van isn't as classy as a Volvo, however.
At Ave of Giants in North California Redwood.
2009 Ford F-150
2008 Krystone Cougar 29FKS
Our maiden voyage, Nov. 10-12, 2017, round-trip from Pensacola, FL, to Tifton, GA. Taken at a rest area near Tallahassee. Looks like I need to flip my hitch over to lower the front just slightly.
another Aliner (on the way home from dealer in TN)
Taken in a parking lot behind a NY style deli in Des Moines, Iowa on the way to Kansas City in late September. (Sammiches were good, BTW )
Our F150 and our 2006 Starcraft 2107 on our way home from the dealer.
012D8928-4AD5-4234-A5C0-F5C77E7FEADE by kgesiako posted Nov 18, 2017 at 12:38 PM
Getting ready to head out from our stay at point beach Wisconsin
Last Rest Stop before border crossing northbound on I-81: