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schew
01-30-2017, 01:15 PM
Took a few quick pics of our tq31...
Can't wait for summer to come!

'Lil Guy'
01-30-2017, 07:41 PM
Nice rig. Why wait for summer?

jbeletti
01-30-2017, 08:00 PM
Very nice Sedley - congrats on the new RV!

Say, no need to wait for summer. Get that RV loaded up and join a rally coming up this April, 2 hours from you in Red Bluff - link (https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/62581-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-CA-Red-Bluff-4-7-2017-to-4-9-2017/page2?p=512018#post512018).

Then finish the season with a grand time just an hour and a half from you in Jackson at an amazing campground - link (https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/64262-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-CA-Jackson-9-28-2017-to-10-2-2017?p=527012#post527012).

Jv75353
01-30-2017, 10:07 PM
Lookin good! I thought it was Summer all the time in California!

schew
01-31-2017, 01:16 AM
Very nice Sedley - congrats on the new RV!

Say, no need to wait for summer. Get that RV loaded up and join a rally coming up this April, 2 hours from you in Red Bluff - link (https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/62581-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-CA-Red-Bluff-4-7-2017-to-4-9-2017/page2?p=512018#post512018).

Then finish the season with a grand time just an hour and a half from you in Jackson at an amazing campground - link (https://heartlandowners.org/showthread.php/64262-EVENT-Heartland-Chapter-Rally-CA-Jackson-9-28-2017-to-10-2-2017?p=527012#post527012).


Thanks for the invite but due to work, I will nkt be able to do any trips until June. The Jackson event may work though!!

dustin0479
02-14-2017, 11:52 AM
Beautiful trailer. We are looking at one this weekend. How does it pull with the F250? Do you find the trailer too long? We currently pull a 31' Bumper to hitch Toy Hauler and it feels small, however I am a bit worried about the length of the T31.

schew
02-15-2017, 08:29 PM
Beautiful trailer. We are looking at one this weekend. How does it pull with the F250? Do you find the trailer too long? We currently pull a 31' Bumper to hitch Toy Hauler and it feels small, however I am a bit worried about the length of the T31.

Thank you, we're very excited about our trailer. Our F250 is a Powerstroke diesel so there's plenty of power, and then some.... and then some again;)
I have to remind myself that I was towing 13k pounds, as you can accidentally find yourself cruising at 80mph. I forced myself to keep it down to 55mph.

I use the Equilizer hitch with built in sway control. It works great but don't have any experience with any other weight distribution hitch. The sway bars rely on friction to work so when you turn, you often will hear some creaking... it's just the sway control doing its thing.

I was very, very concerned with the length but it's much more manageable than I thought it would be. It's not the white knuckle experience I thought it was going to be and gassing wasn't an issue despite my overall length pushing 60'.
Trailer tracks straight, though it does seem to be quite tongue heavy despite having my 1200 lb. Polaris ranger xp 700 loaded in the garage.

In order to park it alongside my house, I'm required to back it up about 300' then a 90 turn. With a little practice, it's become fairly easy and painless to back this trailer up.
A rear camera takes a lot of guess work out too..

dustin0479
02-16-2017, 07:25 AM
Great Info!

So no regrets getting the T31 over the T30 or something smaller? If you don't mind what did you pull previously? Big change?

schew
02-16-2017, 01:10 PM
I read your earlier posts regarding the consideration you where having about choosing a 5th wheel as well.
We were in the same boat as you, sounds like we both went through the identical thought process.
We were sold on the Keystone Impact 311 5th wheel but the fact is, the pin weight would put us over the GVWR.
With the possible issue of liability in case of an accident, we had to let go of our dreams for a 5th wheel.
I first purchased a 2015 Pacific Coachworks Sandsport EX15. It was about 26' 6 bumper to bumper and just too small for our family of 5. We narrowed it down to the Carbon 31, TQ32, 30 & 31.
The TQ31 won out due to it's layout, the others simply couldn't match it. It has the option of having a deck ( like the TQ32) as well as a 2nd half bath.
I have a side x side that's 9'9 long and I'm so happy we choose the TQ31 vs. the TQ30. A 10' garage would have worked but I think it would have been hassle squeezing that sxs in each time. Now it drives straight in with room to spare with the benefit of additional cargo room.
The second bathroom will be a huge plus as I remember at times there was a line to use the bathroom in our previous trailer.
If you boondock a lot, the second bathroom has its own grey and black tank which may help with extended boondocking trips as you won't have two toilets, a bath and 3 faucets dumping into single grey and black tanks.

Also, the main bathroom is a jack and Jill setup which I think gives you more options to suit ones lifestyle...

dustin0479
02-16-2017, 01:18 PM
Great feedback,also sorry for hijacking the thread unintentionally.

We are also a family of 5 and were torn between a conventional TT/5th Wheel ora toy hauler. The wife and I both have motorcycles and figured with anormal trailer we would never use it when it was just the 2 of us, however we couldeasily see loading up the bikes and going on a weekend trip riding.

Our previoustrailer was the Wolf Pack 24pack14 Toy hauler 31 Bumper to Hitch, it was waytoo small for us, it did not feel too long pulling really. My big concern was the extra 7 on this onetaking it the other direction completely! I had the Reese Dual Cam on the Wolf Pack, it was OK however super noisy. If we order the T31 this weekend I think wewill go with the Hensley Arrow hitch, I have heard good things about them.

The floorplan of the31 is awesome and works well for a family, just the length is concerning. We are going to walk one Saturday and make the final decision.

schew
02-16-2017, 02:16 PM
I check out new rv's that are comparable in specs, including 5th wheels but have yet to find one that offers a better layout..

Oregon_Camper
02-16-2017, 04:06 PM
Congrats on the new RV... :)

660griz
02-23-2017, 11:04 AM
Not sure about everyone else but, what gives me the most stress is the height more than the length. These things are tall.

schew
02-23-2017, 01:37 PM
Me too,
Its become habit for me to always visually check as well as read the height of ceilings, overhangs and tunnels.

ja002pr
02-27-2017, 07:21 PM
Which equalizer hitch do you use with your new T31? I too have a T31 and a white F250 with airbags. The trailer walks all over the road with my RZR XP1000 in the garage. I will admit though, I am using the 12,000 lb equalizer hitch from my old travel trailer. Im thinking that may be my problem.

schew
02-28-2017, 12:34 AM
Which equalizer hitch do you use with your new T31? I too have a T31 and a white F250 with airbags. The trailer walks all over the road with my RZR XP1000 in the garage. I will admit though, I am using the 12,000 lb equalizer hitch from my old travel trailer. Im thinking that may be my problem.


I'm using their 14,000 lb. hitch and for the most part it tows quite well, even with my 1200 lb. Polaris Ranger XP in the garage.
You may be "underhitched".

http://www.adventurerv.net/equalizer-weight-distribution-equalizer-hitch-14000-p-5288.html

dustin0479
03-10-2017, 10:06 PM
I picked up the Hensley Arrow, my trailer will be here in a week or so to try it out. No air bags on my 250, trying without

schew
03-11-2017, 12:04 AM
Congratulations again,
I wouldn't be surprised if you didnt need airbags...

ja002pr
04-25-2017, 09:21 PM
I'm using their 14,000 lb. hitch and for the most part it tows quite well, even with my 1200 lb. Polaris Ranger XP in the garage.
You may be "underhitched".

http://www.adventurerv.net/equalizer-weight-distribution-equalizer-hitch-14000-p-5288.html

Thanks for the advice. Ordered the 14k Equalizer and still have sway in crosswinds. Don't know what to do now. I might borrow my dads dually next time I pull it and see if that helps.

4WheelingPotters
04-30-2017, 10:29 PM
We have the 14k Equalizer set up, works most of the time, I do not pull over 22mph wind speed (has always been my cut off)
Also look into the Hensley or the Pro Pride 3. Spendy but I think both of those are the answer. This possibly for a different chat location.

JohnD
04-30-2017, 11:02 PM
I've never used the Equalizer setup, but when we had bumper pull TT's we had a DrawTite WD system:

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The key to a WD hitch system is knowing the correct way to hook it up each time you hitch up the trailer.

My experience is that RV dealerships (most especially Camping World) don't have a clue on how to instruct their customers on how to use their hitches correctly.

If you have a dedicated trailer hitch shop anywhere near you . . . seek them out and have them teach you how to use your WD stuff the right way!

Or if we ever meet up at an HOC Rally, I (or other HOC members with the knowhow) can show you the finer details.

And pay them if you didn't buy your hitch from them (remember, free advice is worth every penny spent on it).

Luckily, here in Denver we have a trailer hitch shop that knows about this stuff, which is where I purchased all of that WD stuff . . .

They taught me how to use it and hitch it up correctly.

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I'd also like to add that I see trailers being pulled all of the time where it is plainly obvious that the owners don't have a clue on how to use their WD hitch setup correctly.

And I used to try to help them get their trailers hitched up right.

But I no longer bother as in my experience . . . when I try to educate someone on the proper use, they usually get upset and call me names and other stuff (ie- threaten me with an @$$ whoopin').

So I keep my mouth shut now . . .

My only hope is that they don't hurt themselves or others who just happen to be on the road with them at the wrong time that may have to experience their inequities in knowledge of their improper hitch-up.

schew
05-11-2017, 11:10 PM
Thanks for the advice. Ordered the 14k Equalizer and still have sway in crosswinds. Don't know what to do now. I might borrow my dads dually next time I pull it and see if that helps.

One thing to check is make sure you go into your truck settings and see of your "TSC" or "Trailer Sway Control" is turned on... Sorry I didn't think of this sooner...

ja002pr
05-12-2017, 08:15 AM
I'll do that, thanks!


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