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Old 03-10-2019, 06:14 PM   #1
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Tow Weight for Lacrosse

Got a question for the group. I currently pull a 28' Cherokee and we want to upgrade to a 33 Lacrosse. Dry weight of the Lacrosse is 8100 pounds with a hitch weight of 827 lbs and I'm concerned about my tow vehicle. I own a Ram 1500 with a complete tow package, 3.92 axle ratio, 10,300 limit with a payload capacity of 1530. Cause for concern or no?
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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get ready for the guys that think you need an hd diesel to tow a pop up to jump all over you. depends on you and what you want to do. local trips close by on flat land prob be fine. travel the country and mountains may need more truck.
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Old 03-10-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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Got a question for the group. I currently pull a 28' Cherokee and we want to upgrade to a 33 Lacrosse. Dry weight of the Lacrosse is 8100 pounds with a hitch weight of 827 lbs and I'm concerned about my tow vehicle. I own a Ram 1500 with a complete tow package, 3.92 axle ratio, 10,300 limit with a payload capacity of 1530. Cause for concern or no?
First mistake you made, is thinking that this is a 33' TT because you probably went by the model number. The actual ball to bumper length is 37' 7"!

Second mistake is using fictional dry weights. Since they don't include the weights of batteries, options, water and cargo, the actual loaded tongue weight could easily be over 1000lbs. Add 100lbs for WDH and a family of four, you would have already run out of payload, with nothing else in the truck.

Sorry, but that TT is clearly in 3/4 or 1 ton territory.
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Old 03-10-2019, 07:00 PM   #4
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I had a Lacrosse 324 RST. Dry weight was about 8100 lbs, loaded weight was about 9400 lbs. Length was 37.7'

Tongue weight, with battery, propane and front storage compartment loaded was actually close to 1600 lbs. Stuff in storage alone weighed 400 lbs.

I would not want to tow that trailer with a 1/2 ton. 3/4 ton was great.

I have since upgraded to a 1 ton truck (not because of the trailer, but because I got an awesome deal). And then upgraded to a SOB 5er.


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Old 03-10-2019, 07:08 PM   #5
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I had a Lacrosse 324 RST. Dry weight was about 8100 lbs, loaded weight was about 9400 lbs. Length was 37.7'

Tongue weight, with battery, propane and front storage compartment loaded was actually close to 1600 lbs. Stuff in storage alone weighed 400 lbs.

I would not want to tow that trailer with a 1/2 ton. 3/4 ton was great.

I have since upgraded to a 1 ton truck (not because of the trailer, but because I got an awesome deal). And then upgraded to a SOB 5er.


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Thanks for the info Mike. This is what I was looking for.
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I had a Lacrosse 324 RST. Dry weight was about 8100 lbs, loaded weight was about 9400 lbs. Length was 37.7'

Tongue weight, with battery, propane and front storage compartment loaded was actually close to 1600 lbs. Stuff in storage alone weighed 400 lbs.

I would not want to tow this with a 1/2 ton. 3/4 ton was great.




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Have the lacrosse 323, and my numbers near the same here. Dry 8300 / scaled -loaded 8800 hitch 1250. This was loaded on it's first camping trip, honestly hardly had any camping gear in it.

I wouldn't want to drag this pig with a 1/2 ton.
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Thanks all. I've decided against it. Don't want to put my family or anyone else in harm's way with too much trailer.
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