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Old 03-05-2016, 05:55 AM   #71
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2015 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 4x2 Lone Star (Big Horn) Hemi 8 spd Auto 3.21 Rear End 140.5" Wheelbase

GVWR 6900
GCWR 13900

GAWR (Front) 3600
GAWR (Rear) 3900

Mfg listed tow rating: 8170

Payload (Yellow Door Sticker) 1490

I added Monroe Load Adjusting Shocks before I bought the camper. With loaded tongue and no WD, my camper levels my truck (see sig) (850+ tongue weight). Great $80 upgrade. No porpoising and tows great with my e2 hitch. I am thinking about adding Tuftruck HD springs TT-1211 designed for towing and going to LT 17" tires. POS OEM Goodyear P-Tires aren't great for towing.

We load as much as possible into the camper and with my family of 4 aboard I am 100lbs under GVWR per CAT scales. Camper came in at 6000 ready to camp. I need to go back to the scales to weigh with camper unhitched as I think my tongue weight is high (Yellow sticker UVW on the camper is 5919)

2015 Wildwood 26TBSS Equalizer 4pt 10k
2018 Ram 1500 CC 5.7L 4x4 3.92 LSD
2017 Ram 1500 CC 3.6L 4x2 3.55
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Old 03-05-2016, 06:54 AM   #72
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I'm towing a rockwood 8285 ikws 5er with a Z71 half ton 4 wheel drive with a 6.2 Liter engine and airbags. I have no problems and is very stable. Also getting 12.3 miles to the gallon on the average. Pretty good for everybody I've talked to that a half ton shouldn't do it. Oh and on the scale camper loaded is appox. 8500 lbs. with pin weight of 1400. So the thing is pick the right 5er for your trucks cap. and stick to it. Happy trails!!!

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Old 03-05-2016, 07:21 AM   #73
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Originally Posted by ridersfan View Post
Oh, don't worry, there's quite allot to confuse people. The 500 lbs thing isn't in any literature that comes with your truck, and it isn't stamped or stickered either. Then again, I don't think that a GCWR is anywhere either.
Only worried about the '13 when I first got it, that is why I contacted GM engineering. The 2015 I purchased two years later had the same spec on the hitch and in the manual; 800 lbs.

BUT, if you read the manual, there can be some confusions about this statement about 500 lbs max:
"If a cargo carrier is used in the
trailer hitch receiver, choose a
carrier that positions the load as
close to the vehicle as possible.
Make sure the total weight,
including the carrier, is no more than
half of the maximum allowable
tongue weight for the vehicle or
227 kg (500 lb), whichever is less."

But that is only for a hitch carrier that causes some unique torque to the hitch that you will not get with a trailer hitch with a ball.
Trailer: Lifted 228BH, heavy duty springs and Yokohama tires DELAMINATED ROOF
TV: 2016 GMC Sierra Z71 4x4 CC, SLT
Spare TV: Two Alaskan Malamutes

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Old 02-12-2017, 12:09 PM   #74
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Originally Posted by Wobbles View Post
I think I am safe. What say you? These are my specs, without having been scaled yet.

2014 Ford F150 XLT Supercab 4x4 5.0,145-in WB, 3.55 Gears
5461 Base Curb Weight
7350 GVWR
7800 Max Loaded Trailer Weight
13500 GCWR
1830 Payload Capacity

2015 Cherokee Grey Wolf 26BH
402 Dry Hitch Weight
4579 UVW
2823 CCC
7402 GVWR

I have asked on the forum here about tongue weight and the reply's with two bottles and battery plus an estimate of cargo in the TT between 1k and 1.5k of junk, I will have a hard time getting near the 15%.

I cannot think that I would ever get near the 1.5k of cargo unless I let the DW use the TT as a place where stuff goes to die.

How does your rig tow in the mountains? We've just placed a deposit on a 2017 26DBH.

GVWR 7765 lbs.

2013, F-150 XLT 4x4. 5.0 with 3.55. 145" WB. Wondering if we bought bigger than we can handle
2013 Ford F-150 5.0 Super Crew 4x4

2017 Grey Wolf 26DBH
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Old 03-03-2017, 09:19 AM   #75
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Beauty and the Beast

Primary Tow Vehicle:
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 Mega Cab Laramie, 4X4, 5.9l Cummins, 48RE auto trans in White.
All weight ratings and towing capacities far exceed what we need.

Secondary Tow Vehicle:
2017 GMC 1500 SLT, 6.2l, 8 speed automatic trans, 3.23 gears, crew-cab, short bed in Pepperdust Metallic.
GVWR: 7200
GAWRF: 3950
GAWRR: 3950
Payload: 1505
Max Trailer: 9100
GCVWR: 15000

These are now followed faithfully by a 2017 Rockwood Roo 23IKSS. They used to drag a 2005 Jayco 1206 pop-up.

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