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Old 04-15-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Rambox (4'wide bed) hitch for 5th wheel

Ok am I in trouble.??? I just ordered a Ram Crewcab 1500 with Rambox side compartments so it is only 4' wide by 5'7" length. So I also ordered a Flagstaff 8528CRKWS, which I assume will have the revolution pin, so no slider. I was told the dealer will install a Pull Rite hitch or Demco. I know the hitch base is 3'6" wide. Can anyone provide a clue? Will the handle clear to release the pin?

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Old 04-15-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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Do you know what the payload of your ram is. I have a 2013 1500 quad cab bighorn with ram boxes and my payload is only 1100 lbs much to small for a fifth wheel.
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Old 04-15-2015, 08:53 PM   #3
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lots of 1/2 ton Rams have embarrassing low payload figures. I would be concerned also with the pin box hitting the bed on sharp turns.
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:05 PM   #4
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i am going with a RAM Crewcab 3.92 axle ratio wih 5.7 Hemi 8 speed. GCWR 15950,10,150 tow rating. I have noticed that towing capacities have increased quite a bit the last few years
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Old 04-15-2015, 10:08 PM   #5
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sorry I di not post payload wich is 1530 for 4x4
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:10 PM   #6
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1500 Ram. Ram Box with Reese 16K hitch. Rockwood 8280ws. No issues. I bent the handle on the hitch to fit in the box.
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Old 04-15-2015, 11:16 PM   #7
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Thank you thank you. Especially for pictures. I think I will now get a full 8 hours of sleep.


So how is mileage pulling and have you been over the Rockies with this rig?
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9-10 mpg @ 65 mph. I have not taken it through the Rockies.
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The only mod to the truck (aside from adding the hitch) was adding Timbren SES to prevent any possible squat.
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put 4 people in truck, hitch in bed, you will have to leave the camper home. Mini vans have that much payload capacity.
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