Originally Posted by bagsboxers
Hi everyone! Hope this is in the right "spot" on the forum! We have a 2015 Dodge Ram 1500 V8 Hemi 4x4 with a max tow load of 8090 according to our VIN. We are looking to order a 2016 Hyper Lite 24HFS toy hauler. Here are my questions to those who are knowledgeable or those who may be towing with a similar truck on this toy hauler- did you modify or add anything to the truck to enhance your tow experience?
We will be traveling as a small family with two young boys (3 and 5) and a big boxer dog (what a lucky mom, all boys!). It will be our first RV and I want this to be a positive experience for all of us including my husband who will be the primary driver. Thoughts, suggestions, and advice on this tow set up would be wonderful.
As for toys, our toy is a golf cart. Though I am sure kayaks and fishing poles will be in tow as well! Any advice from those that bring along golf carts would be great too! I'm assuming we need to remove the roof on the cart to drive into the toy hauler.
Lastly, debating on how to configure the garage. Definitely want one electric bed. Not sure about adding the additional set of fold down couches versus keeping that space open versus a second electric bed. Any thoughts here? Would love to hear from any other traveling families with small kids as well as pets. We will be bringing along the dog crate with us.
I'm not going to try to tell you what to do but I can tell you what I plan to do.... With a similarly capable truck.... F-150 w/Coyote V8
I am going to put some Firestone airbags on it, a Reese Strait Line WD Hitch on it, an auxiliary tranny cooler and tow either a 27HFS or a 29HFS with Harley in the Garage area and not worry about it.
I'm not an experienced TT kind of guy but I've done some towing.
Making sure I have a good auxiliary Trans Cooler on my Truck as well.
The Factory one on a 1/2 ton ain't enough.
Tires matter, too. A lot. I don't have low-profile, stylin' type tires. Just some good ol' Michelin stockers. Which on the F-150 are decent quality. Gonna inflate those to 40lbs PSI and head on down the road.
Take a look in here at what some of the members are towing and what they're towing it with.