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Old 06-11-2015, 08:02 PM   #1
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wolf pack 28' 1/2 ton truck

I'm thinking of getting a 2015 wolf pack 28' toy hauler that weighs 7200 empty, I have a 2014 ram ecodiesel, does anyone have experience pulling this much weight with a 1/2 ton . I'm putting a rzr 1000 in it so i should be around 9300# loaded. Any experience would be helpful. Thanks
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Old 06-11-2015, 08:25 PM   #2
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The. Eco diesels max tow is like 8600#. Prolly too much trailer for the truck. Hate to say it, I really do as I am a big Ram fan, but disappointed in the tow rating for the new Eco diesel.. I still have the Hemi 1500 and pull about 8400# , any more I would surely want/need a 2500... My next one will be..
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Old 06-11-2015, 09:36 PM   #3
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The. Eco diesels max tow is like 8600#. Prolly too much trailer for the truck. Hate to say it, I really do as I am a big Ram fan, but disappointed in the tow rating for the new Eco diesel.. I still have the Hemi 1500 and pull about 8400# , any more I would surely want/need a 2500... My next one will be..
I think they way under rated these eco trucks i had a 2013 hemi ram also and that thing couldn't hold a gear for anything when i had my camper on the back, and was lucky to get 9 mpg , now with the eco I get 14 mpg and it holds 8th gear and only drops to 7th on long inclines. My current camper weighs around 6k loaded. I wish I had the 2500 with the Cummins also but that 67k price tag is alot to swallow.
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Old 06-11-2015, 10:24 PM   #4
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I completely understand and would love the cummins also.. Someday. My Hemi stays in gear pretty well and tows great. Course mines not stock and I also have a programmer that helps some. It's a 2011 with the 6 speed tranny not the 8. I test drove a 2014 and wasn't a big fan of the 8 speed tranny. Probably better with the eco Diesel. I'm sure they will raise the tow rating soon with it and you're correct it is under rated right now.
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Old 06-12-2015, 04:28 PM   #5
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I had a 2012 RAM 1500 5.7 HEMI, 3.92 axle with a towing capacity of 10,250. 5th wheel is 32' and weighs 9200 lbs loaded. Put airbags in back coils. Smooth ride and never any problems towing. Averaged 10 MPG towing and 23 MPG not towing. You are pushing your limits with your eco-diesel and you might want to consider how that may affect your power-train warranty.
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Old 06-12-2015, 07:27 PM   #6
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Well i ended up buying a coachmen 271 today it only weighs 5700 empty so i shouldn't have any issues.
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:31 PM   #7
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Seems the weight on your 28' wolf pack may be over the limit on the truck. However you can pick up (no pun) a 15' 2500 for a lot less than 67k. Unless your looking for all the "pleasure things"
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Old 06-12-2015, 09:20 PM   #8
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Own a 28 Wolf TH, but pull with 3/4t F-250

I see you picked up another trailer, but just to add more info...'cause someone will search for responses to just this question!

We have that Wolf 28 T.H. and I pulled it one year with a F150 1/2 ton 5.4 gas engine. Man, it struggled out here in the Rockies! At the end of the first long mountain trip, the engine was knocking a bit (with only 55K on the engine), as we had struggled up one pass and down the other. Always felt like the TH was driving the truck. Trailer dealer had told me, "Sure, that truck can handle this." I don't listen to them anymore!

I traded the 150 for a 3/4 250 with a diesel. WOW! What a difference. The 250 doesn't even know there's a TV behind it! And mine carries a '11 Harley Electra Glide Ultra Limited...not what you call a light bike. Fortunately, just the two of us and two teeny dogs. We don't haul our water, so that helped.

We're looking to trade to a 5th wheel TH in a year or so. But, I really like the performance of the Ford Super Duty!

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Thanks david. Trailer dealer had told me, "Sure, that truck can handle this." I don't listen to them anymore!
Happens quite a bit i am sure.

Salesman that showed me my truck said the 1/2 ton have 5 lugs and the 3/4 ton have 6.
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Busy. Hope you don't hurt the drive train on your f-150 or cook the brakes. Why the swap of TT and TV anyway?
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