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GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer

 
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GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
A friend of mine offered me a 1986 Kit ROAD RANGER 208V. It's 20 feet long and he only wants $1000 for it. I'm interested. However, My SUV's total pull weight limit is 5000 lbs.

Here's where I need your help. I cannot find any data on the internet about this particular model. If it weighs more that my straight 6 can pull I don't know if I should buy it. Yes, I have asked my friend to check the weight...but he's currently out of town and the trailer is parked in an RV yard.

Information on the weight would be great...but any information will help!

I know it's tedious shit guys but GLP is like the encyclopedia....
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
bump Just one bump...sorry.
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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Have you tried calling kit ??
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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The problem is that I cannot get to the trailer until my friend gets back from his trip mid April.

There is another trailer I'm interested in and I need to make a move on it soon. But, if I can verify the Road Rangers weight...I'll save about $2000...

Good idea though!
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
Size is also stamped on the top of the traler hitch in models for the last few decades diameter of ball is the size. my old twenty footer is haulable with my trucks V6. Top speed is a different story. Nearly forever to reach highway speed.
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Size is also stamped on the top of the traler hitch in models for the last few decades diameter of ball is the size. my old twenty footer is haulable with my trucks V6. Top speed is a different story. Nearly forever to reach highway speed.
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Ok...that's sounds reasonable. I've spoken to a few dealers and as a marketing ploy they're telling me that the older the trailer the heavier...one asshole kept telling me I don't want it because it's going to weigh 6000+ lbs.

I know he runs a 2.5 inch ball for it. Does that help?

Last Edited by Chip on 03/29/2011 12:42 AM
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He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda! ~David Mills ~ Se7en

THE PLANET IS FINE! THE PEOPLE ARE FUCKED ~George Carlin RIP

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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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Are you implying that this info is bunk?
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Size is also stamped on the top of the traler hitch in models for the last few decades diameter of ball is the size. my old twenty footer is haulable with my trucks V6. Top speed is a different story. Nearly forever to reach highway speed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1266808


Ok...that's sounds reasonable. I've spoken to a few dealers and as a marketing ploy they're telling me that the older the trailer the heavier...one asshole kept telling me I don't want it because it's going to weigh 6000+ lbs.

I know he runs a 2.5 inch ball for it. Does that help?
 Quoting: Chip

Yes google ball diameter to wieght range for trailer hitch.
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
Size is also stamped on the top of the traler hitch in models for the last few decades diameter of ball is the size. my old twenty footer is haulable with my trucks V6. Top speed is a different story. Nearly forever to reach highway speed.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1266808


Ok...that's sounds reasonable. I've spoken to a few dealers and as a marketing ploy they're telling me that the older the trailer the heavier...one asshole kept telling me I don't want it because it's going to weigh 6000+ lbs.

I know he runs a 2.5 inch ball for it. Does that help?
 Quoting: Chip

Yes google ball diameter to wieght range for trailer hitch.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 1266808


Looks like bad news or no news at all.

[link to www.ehow.com]
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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Are you implying that this info is bunk?
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Ball size is based on the weight of the trailer and has nothing to do with the towing capacity of your vehicle.
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
No problem messure the size of the ball socket. diameter of the RV. Get a three side ball for your socket from Walmart. If it fits its haulable.
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Are you implying that this info is bunk?
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I did kinda make it sound that way. But the idea was to be able to check and return item if it will not work. first test in the parking lot of walmart if the sqare part fits into the square socket. If it does not he can reurn it and give up on hauling anything larger than a popup. It has a MAX tow rating
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
I found the weight! It's 3100 lbs dry. Good news!

Thanks for the input guys!

Last Edited by Chip on 03/29/2011 02:02 AM
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Don't go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first. ~Mark Twain

He's a nut-bag! Just because the fucker's got a library card doesn't make him Yoda! ~David Mills ~ Se7en

THE PLANET IS FINE! THE PEOPLE ARE FUCKED ~George Carlin RIP

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could have sworn it said time traveller when i clicked the link yeahsure
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i saw time traveler too!!! wierd
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could have sworn it said time traveller when i clicked the link yeahsure
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Me, too.

Odd. . .
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Oh yeah, like you'd understand anyway.

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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
Being able to pull is one thing but being able to stop is much more important...
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
Why did I read this as, "GLP - I need your help regarding a Time Traveler"?
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Re: GLP - I need your help regarding a Travel Trailer
Being able to pull is one thing but being able to stop is much more important...
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There is a brake system on the trailer which is required by law.

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