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Old 06-27-2015, 11:09 PM   #1
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I REALLY need yall's help!

I have a 2015 RAM 2500 4wd, crew cab, 6'4" bed, Cummins 6.7, 68RFE auto trans and 342 gears.

I am buying a Puma Unleashed 351THSS toy hauler with a gross weight of 14K and a hitch weight of 1500 lbs.

I DO have the factory prep group and therefore now realize I have to have a adaptor plate for the bed (Reese 360.00 or Mopar 500.00.

Now onto WHICH 5th wheel hitch and why.............................................

I have read the internet 4 times now and I am now more confused than when I started. Do I need a 1000.00 hitch or is a 500.00 hitch completely capable of doing what I need?

Please forgive me for the ignorant questions and THANK YOU soooo much for your help!
Gil
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:17 PM   #2
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Which Reese are you looking at?
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:31 PM   #3
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Scratch that... gross weight.. Gotcha.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:31 PM   #4
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Which Reese are you looking at?
At this point I have no clue. I 'assume' a 15K hitch will be sufficient due to the fact that max CVGW is 14K. Do I need a 'slider'? What does a slider do? DO I need a 'air' hitch? It 'appears' there are about 1000 options for a hitch and I don't know crap about hooking to or pulling a 5th wheel.

Honestly, I feel like a complete moron due to the fact that I am 44 years old and completely ignorant on this topic.
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:34 PM   #5
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Are you sure you don't want a 1 ton with that? Dry at 14k and 1500 on the pin is pretty darn near close to your 17k max tow and 2300 max payload when you've got toys in the garage.

Dry is actually 9431 and loaded is 13,465. I will have a 1700 lb RZR in the garage (the garage has a max capacity of 2K)
and no more than 500 lbs crap in the rest of the unit at any given time. I always tow dry (no water in tanks in trailer). To me it seems dumb to tow water at 8 lbs per gallon unless diesel fuel becomes free sometime in the near future. LOL


I just can't see the toy hauler ever going over 12K.


And after it's all said and done, if a 3500 is needed, I am a service director for 2 different Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships and can trade for a 3500 pretty easily. Only reason a 2500 is in the driveway now is the ability to drive through car washes and my lube techs not raising hell anytime I need my tires rotated. LOL
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:39 PM   #6
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Dry is actually 9431 and loaded is 13,465. I will have a 1700 lb RZR in the garage (the garage has a max capacity of 2K)
Yeah.. sorry 'bout that. I missed the 14k "gross weight" the first read through.

Have fun with your RZR!
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Old 06-27-2015, 11:44 PM   #7
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Yeah.. sorry 'bout that. I missed the 14k "gross weight" the first read through.

Have fun with your RZR!

Thank you! We love our RZR and really enjoy rock bouncing with it. We bought a 27RR toy hauler 6 weeks ago and it makes it so much nicer being able to go places for 2-3 days at a time! Now I can get some seat time in before the comp starts and get some good lines figured out. We love our 27RR, just wish there was more of it to love hence the 351THSS 5'er.


Now I just have to figure out which hitch I need to buy.
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At this point I have no clue. I 'assume' a 15K hitch will be sufficient due to the fact that max CVGW is 14K. Do I need a 'slider'? What does a slider do? DO I need a 'air' hitch? It 'appears' there are about 1000 options for a hitch and I don't know crap about hooking to or pulling a 5th wheel.

Honestly, I feel like a complete moron due to the fact that I am 44 years old and completely ignorant on this topic.
First off you are not a moron just because you are trying to learn something new to you.

Second, do you need a slider?

Several members here with the same size bed as you have say they get along fine with out it, others say better to have it and not need it I am of this school.

Air pin hitch, with what you are going to pull I suggest one it will make the ride better.

Something like this perhaps.

Trailair Air Ride 5th Wheel Pin Box - Lippert 1116 - 21,000 lbs Lippert Components Fifth Wheel King Pin LC155943
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Old 06-28-2015, 12:47 AM   #9
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I have a reese 15k. It does the job with my fiver (actual scaled weight 12,380/gvwr 13,700). That said, I get a lot of chucking going down the road. I have heard both the pullrite and the b&w hitches are nice. Only thing is, I'm not sure if either will or won't fit with the ram factory prep. I have a long bed and have been glad to have it when trying to park in a really tight campground. A shorter bed without a slider and I would have hit my cab.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:03 AM   #10
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Curt Q16 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for Ram Towing Prep Package - Dual Jaw - 16,000 lbs Curt Fifth Wheel C16520-16021


Is this adequate enough for what I need to do? ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^


the Mopar unit is below and 400.00 ish more $.


http://www.etrailer.com/Fifth-Wheel/...BWRVK3600.html
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