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Old 04-25-2014, 07:53 PM   #1
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New Sandpiper 37 Bhok

I need any advice anybody has out there. It's my first camper, first time to order one, and first time to pull one. I have a RAM 2500 short bed. I'm pretty sure it will tow the camper, but how bad will it squat the truck? I already have a slider hitch on order. The only bad thing is I have a tool box in the back of my truck, will it need to be removed for the slider hitch. As for as hooking everything up just need some pointers. My camper will be here 1st week of June.

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Old 04-26-2014, 11:17 AM   #2
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There are plenty of threads out here that talk about pulling and weight. What I have gathered is most folks get air bags installed and pull it fine w a 2500. They also talk about gas engines verse diesel where the gas doesn't have enough torque to pull up inclines at highway speeds. If you search, you will find lots! Good luck and happy camping. Any other questions feel free to ask. Welcome to the camping family!

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Old 04-26-2014, 12:32 PM   #3
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That's a whole lotta fiver for a 2500. I've got an 06 Dodge 2500 CTD and I wouldn't try to pull that rig. You'll most likely be overweight in all categories, payload, GCWR, axle ratings etc. I think that rig is going to need a one ton truck to safely pull it.

The tool box might work in that set up but it's gonna be tight. Probably going to depend on the dimensions of the tool box.
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:31 AM   #4
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I pull my 376bhok with an f250 with no problems
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Old 04-30-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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I weighed mine a few months ago and have almost 2600lbs of pin weight. That's with the trailer loaded but nowhere near the max. I pull mine with a Chevy 3500 srw.

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Old 05-11-2014, 09:00 PM   #6
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I pull my 376bhok with a 08 F450, traded up from a F250. A 3/4 ton can handle it but it feels a lot better and more control with them two extra wheels. I weighted the Fiver and F450 loaded was around 25k with 2700lbs on the pin.

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Old 05-18-2014, 12:23 PM   #7
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I have a 2014 Sierra 376BHOK, and my 2500 HD with Duramax diesel pulls it like it's no problem! Also, a good friend is pulling his 42' Primetime Crusader with his 2500 Ram with Cummins with no issues either! You should be good, have fun!
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Old 05-24-2014, 10:09 AM   #8
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05 GMC Diesel 4x4 with air bags. Pulls 2015 sandpiper PDEK 42' with no problem also short bed with tool box and pull right hitch.
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Old 05-24-2014, 01:49 PM   #9
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My advice is to go to the scales with your truck and see how much cargo\axle\tire capacities you have. Once you have that info you should be able to make an educated decision on your trucks ability to carry that camper.
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Old 07-18-2014, 02:53 PM   #10
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I pull our 2015 376bhok with a 2013 Sierra Denali 2500 HD 6.6 diesel - no problems. Have a Curt 20K hitch and air bags installed.

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