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Old 02-15-2018, 09:36 AM   #11
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According to the specs used in the following ref the trailer has 5080# GAWR axles and they are fitted with ST225/75R15D tires. IMO those tires need to be immediately upgraded to LRE and inflated to 65 PSI. Wheel and stem capacities would have to be able to accept the 65 PSI.

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Old 02-15-2018, 12:15 PM   #12
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Don't know if that is a misprint and meant ft., however, if you have that trailer get a slider or a long bed truck. As a "newbie", I purchased that trailer. (I really like the 298). I went to the local hitch dealer, with whom I'd dealt numerous times. The tech said "I've been doing this 17 years and I've never seen anyone need a slider with your truck." It's a 2007 2500 Ram short bed. I've pulled boats and trailers at least 125,000 or more miles over the years. The first time I backed the trailer into a spot, tapped the cab. Put on a slider and have 100% more control in tight situations. There will be a time when you need to basically cut a 90degree angle. Get a slider and don't worry.
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:37 PM   #13
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Same thing here.. I own a 3500 short bed. And have a buddy with the same truck. He's wacked his cab before going to the automatic slider. Based on his experience and associated repair bill, I bought the auto-slider. We'll send that hitch tech a bill so he can reconsider his position.
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:11 PM   #14
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MM. major mistake?
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Old 02-15-2018, 03:20 PM   #15
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I do remember a “pasty” on the nose as on my Alpine touting tighter radius maneuvers do to corner shape of cap, just don’t remember any specific “numerical/angle” claims! Actually Rather vague on specifics!
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