the dreaded upgrade questions
After a few happy years with our Mini-Lite, and a loooong trip to Millersberg to get some structural repairs done last fall, we think it's time to move on. Thinking of a Rockwood Signature UltaLite 5er. The model we're looking at is the 8280WS. A couple of questions come to mind, such as:
1. it says it is 1/2 ton towable. We have a Ram 1500 5.7. With a gear upgrade to a 3.92 the book says it will haul 10,300# with a payload of just shy of 1600# with the 20" tires. So, realistically, is this doable. The trailer is 9500 GVWR.
2. Also, with a pin weight of around 1100#(dry) I expect to need a set of air bags to stabilize the coil springs while trying to stay somewhere near the max payload of the TV.
3. suggestions as to a good slider hitch as the Ram is a short box.
Those are the three big questions, but feel free to forward any advice, other than ranting that the only way is with a bigger truck. Thanks in advance.
Steve & Millie
2011 RAM 1500 Quad Cab 2wd Hemi 3:55 gear
Rockwood Ultra-Lite 2604WS