Hello all, just bought a new FR Flagstaff 25DKS. I wanted to know if anyone has pulled one of these with a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 quad cab 5.7 liter Hemi. Dry weight is about 4400 pounds and I will be driving from Georgia to California. Just picked this travel trailer up about 3 weeks ago, seems to pull with no problems going short distances.
I pull a Shamrock 23ikss hybrid with a 2013 Ram 1500 quad cab hemi. The hybrid is about 600 lbs dry weight heavier than your micro lite and it pulls it just fine. Plenty of power, brake, and stability. As previously mentioned, mileage will be 9 to 10 mpg. You didn't mention in your post but you did get a wdh, didn't you?
You have plenty of truck for what you want to pull. I pulled with a 2008 Ram quad cab for several years and had no problems. I did have air bags installed by Camping World on my truck. I first pulled a 26 foot Outback weighing around 8000 lbs + TT w/WDH and Stabilizer bar and was never satisfied with my towing experience of the hook up and set up or the general feel over the road, so I ended up with two different lightweight fivers. All the difference in the world and I would never go back to a TT as long as a 26.5. A shorty would be OK and that may happen someday, but my wife does like the comforts of her 5er, albeit is a lightweight Rockwood 8265. The towing experience of a 5er is beyond comparison with a TT or driving a motor home of which I tried 3 different ones. I'll take the backup and "click" of a 5er when ready to hookup any day. I now pull with a F250 diesel, just because I couldn't find anybody to buy a 2014 27' class A motorhome so I traded it for the new TV and sold my 08 quad cab. Happy camping.
Blackhorse - Congratulations on your new Micro Lite. We just bought a 2016 25DKS in July, also. We're crazy about it! Our TV is a Chevy Tahoe with the heavy duty towing package and the 5.3L engine. We use a WD hitch and two anti-sway bars and she tows beautifully. With your vehicle and engine size, I think you would not have any problems.