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Old 01-23-2016, 01:55 PM   #1
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2016 FR Flagstaff 25DKS

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.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:23 AM   #2
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You should be fine, the trucks have plenty of power. Just save your pennies for gas money. I pull a 2109s with 2010 Hemi Ram and get about 9 mpg.
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Old 01-26-2016, 09:58 AM   #3
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on your new Flagstaff 25DKS.
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Old 01-26-2016, 11:07 AM   #4
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Thanks for the replies, it will be the first time that I will tow a travel trailer that far.
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Old 01-26-2016, 01:49 PM   #5
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We tow the similar Rockwood Mini Lite 2504s with a Jeep Commander with a 4.7 V8. The GCWR is 1500 to 2000 above the combination of the TV and TT. It tows nicley. Enjoy your travels!
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Old 01-26-2016, 02:06 PM   #6
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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?
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Old 01-26-2016, 03:39 PM   #7
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Yes I did get the WDH and sway bars, so looks like everything should be good to go.
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Old 01-26-2016, 04:21 PM   #8
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Get back with us after you've had it a while and let us know how you like it. I really like that floorplan and it may be in our future sometime.
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Old 01-26-2016, 05:07 PM   #9
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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.
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Old 01-27-2016, 06:39 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 01-27-2016, 07:01 PM   #11
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I towed a 25' Coachmen weighting about 7200lbs fully loaded, with my '02 Ram 5.9l (with tow package) into the Rocky Mountains and found how inadequate it was. Did fine around Ohio, but in the long mountains climbs, even the semi trucks were passing us. Engine roaring at 4000 rpm, drove me nuts. I was still under the Ram's capacity a few hundred pounds.
Just wanted to make you aware that just because you can pull it out of the driveway, doesn't mean you'll enjoy a trip thru the Mountains.
Following summer traded down a couple thousand pounds. I would advise more the a 6000lbs TT when fully loaded.
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Old 02-04-2016, 09:56 PM   #12
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Congratulations on your new 25dks. We purchased our new 2016 25dks last March. We struggled for two years with the decision on which TT to buy that our "then" 2005 Nissan Titan could tow. The trailer is the perfect size for my wife and I and we really like it. Unfortunately, it took us a couple thousand miles towing with the Titan to realize towing comfort, and safety, was much more complicated than having the weight of the trailer falling under the towing limit of the truck. Our trailer crossed the scales weighing over 4,700 lbs loaded with all the stuff we take with us. The Titan could tow it no doubt, but even with a great brake controller and W/D system, the trailer seemed to push around the truck, especially around the big rigs. Long story short, we traded the Titan for a new F250 Lariat. We are glad we did and have a dozen reasons why. To sum up our reasons we can say that there is nothing like the mass and wheelbase of a heavy duty truck under tow. Except for the difference in the amount of work the engine is doing under tow, we hardly know it is behind us. After all of my jibber jabber, there are many who would say that the Dodge 1500 is a perfect match for the 25dks. I wish you the very best and look forward to sharing experiences with our 25dks! The only drawback for us so far after 27 nights camped is not being able to enter the bathroom without opening the slide-out.
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Old 05-30-2016, 07:11 AM   #13
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Just wanted to let everyone know that my trip from Georgia to California went very well. I towed my 25DKS for over 2400 miles with no issues. On interstate 40 west, there were some steep hills where my RPMs were up to about 4000, but other than that, I could not tell that the travel trailer was behind me. I have been living in it now for over a month with no issues at all, I love this travel trailer.
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