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Old 04-13-2016, 10:02 PM   #1
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We are considering the 2306 with murphy bed option to tow with our 2012 ram 1500 reg cab 4.7 engine. My concern the ram has a low payload capacity of 1,230 low for a midsize truck. Using a equalizer WDH would it distribute enough weight to the trailer axles. The 2306 loaded I am guessing the hitch weight could be over 800 lbs. My wife and I together our weight is about 320 lbs. Then there is the weight of the WDH and I have added step bars to the truck. Does someone know if our truck would be OK for towing the 2306. Thank you
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:14 PM   #2
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I pulled the 2306 with a trailblazer for about 2 years no problem.. It was a 4.2 v6. Was not the quickest but it worked. I would not do it now with what I now know. But it did the job!

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So you must have the short bed with the rambox?
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:03 AM   #4
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Yes I have the short bed with the rambox with 120" wheel base.
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Old 04-14-2016, 05:10 AM   #5
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I would think you'd be ok.
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Old 04-14-2016, 07:11 AM   #6
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I have a 3.6L V6 2016 Chevy Colorado and pulls it just fine. The problem with the 2306 is the aerodynamics; just take it easy.
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Old 04-14-2016, 04:28 PM   #7
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I spoke with the equalizer company and did further research and it would not be recommended to tow the mini-lite 2306 because I would most likely exceed our ram 1500 payload capacity.
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I can't believe that truck would not safely tow that trailer.
I have almost the identical setup, accept my RAM is a SLT 2-door 2wd w/8' bed.
Towing a ML23FB, pretty much the same weight as the trailer you are looking at.
The 4.7 is not the strongest of motors but in the tow/haul mode I still have plenty of power available.
The Micro Lite series trailers were designed to be towed by mid size SUV's.
I even have a double wall utility cap on my truck that probably brings my 1700lb payload capacity down to what your truck is rated at.


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Old 04-14-2016, 05:13 PM   #9
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Pull the owners manual and see what is the Tongue and Towing weights. You are not going to carry that TT on the bed.

The TT is 3,600 ish dry and about 510 ish tongue weight. The WD hitch only gives a % of that tongue weight.

My car can tow that trailer and is rated to 4620 Lbs, tongue of 460 Lbs. With the distrubution hitch is no a problem. My truck is V6 with 7000 lbs towing.

If cargo weight might be an issue, consider placing the cargo in the trailer, tow vehicle empty.

Like I said. Get the Owners Manual out :-)
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guessing 800lb hitch weight

#RB201617330 - 2016 Forest River Rockwood Mini Lite 2306 for sale in Bridgeview IL - House of Camping

this shows a hitch weight of 320lbs and gross of 4930.
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