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Hello everyone. First I would like to say thank you to the people that put this message board together. I know when I was looking for information it was easy to come here and find it. After having my colorado for a few months I would like to share a few things about what I have towed and how I lifted it. A few weeks after I bought it I put the rough country 6” lift on it. The lift kit is nice and I think it rides better than stock. It has pathfinder 285/65r/18 tires that I bought from americas tire. Rims are after market Helo rims. Bought both rims and tires from America tires. Lift I had installed at California Truck Specialties in rocklin CA. Very satisfied with everything. I pull a 27’ travel trailer with this truck and seems to work fine. I recently went on a 1800 mile trip from California to Washington pulling this trailer. It weighs about 5600 pounds unloaded. I think I was probably towing about 6400 pounds after I loaded it with water and gear. I use a load distribution hitch and anti sway bar. The truck squats a little bit. I also have a 3400 watt generator in the back of the truck that you can’t see in the picture. Pulled it through the siskiyou mountains and was a little tough, but did the job. Exhaust brake works very well. Barely used any real brakes on my trip. I’m finally getting a shell for the truck. Having it installed this week.
 

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Very nice. I have been looking at trailers, but was a bit concerned about going up to as much as 25 feet and wanted to keep the loaded weight around 6,000 pounds, looks like you have had not trouble doing a little bit more than that. I live on a cul-de-sac and was worried about turning the whole rig around at the end of the cul-de-sac, any problems or thoughts on that issue?
 

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We did a 7500 mile trip this summer across country pulling a camping trailer that was rated at 6000 pounds. I definitely knew it was back there when going up inclines. I was able to keep up with traffic, maintaining speed but not enough power to speed up. Drove about 70 mph and average fuel was about 11 MPG. Driving slower would probably have been much better. This was a rented trailer and if I were by 1 I would like to keep it under 5000 pounds. Most of the trailers are rated as empty weight so once loaded and with a full water tank the weight can be considerably higher.
 

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For us, streetmeds trailer would be a literal and figurative drag to tow on long trips, with our 2017 Z71 CCLB. We towed our 2017 21' Escape 5.0 ta, with the light Anderson bed hitch over 17K miles this past year. For 2, wanting plenty of room, smart layout, and both easy towing and construction that lasts several times longer than stick built trailers, we put our money where our mouths are. Also turnable in our son's small Castro Valley Cal cul de sac. They make bigger f'glass trailers (Oliver. Bigfoot), but you're into F150, 3.5l eco boost territory there.

Guarantee you, no bird dog to us to pass this along. Just an idea...
http://escapetrailer.com/
 

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lovemycolorado

For us, streetmeds trailer would be a literal and figurative drag to tow on long trips, with our 2017 Z71 CCLB. We towed our 2017 21' Escape 5.0 ta, with the light Anderson bed hitch over 17K miles this past year. For 2, wanting plenty of room, smart layout, and both easy towing and construction that lasts several times longer than stick built trailers, we put our money where our mouths are. Also turnable in our son's small Castro Valley Cal cul de sac. They make bigger f'glass trailers (Oliver. Bigfoot), but you're into F150, 3.5l eco boost territory there.

Guarantee you, no bird dog to us to pass this along. Just an idea...
http://escapetrailer.com/
Thanks, I'll take a look at this.
 

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We did a 7500 mile trip this summer across country pulling a camping trailer that was rated at 6000 pounds. I definitely knew it was back there when going up inclines. I was able to keep up with traffic, maintaining speed but not enough power to speed up. Drove about 70 mph and average fuel was about 11 MPG. Driving slower would probably have been much better. This was a rented trailer and if I were by 1 I would like to keep it under 5000 pounds. Most of the trailers are rated as empty weight so once loaded and with a full water tank the weight can be considerably higher.
What kind of mileage are you getting with that trailer?
 
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