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Old 01-02-2018, 08:16 PM   #21
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I canít say that we have had an overheating problem, but the inside wall next to the refrigerator gets warm when itís hot outside. It showed 100 degrees with a Flir camera with the AC running. I think this is one of the reasons that the single AC runs non stop when itís in the 90ís. I thought about adding fans but the refrigerator has one in the back. I might try to insulate the wall with foil backed foam but to do it right, the fridge will have to come out. I think the top outside vent being on the side of the slide makes it harder it get the heat out. When the fridge is in the slide it canít be vented through the roof like a fridge thatís not in a slide.
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Old 01-02-2018, 08:39 PM   #22
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Two. The thing is I have to get up early and work, and wanted some separation to provide the other camper with quiet and sleep. Not sure if it's even possible in a trailer.

We are planning to go look at a 2703 today, we've been in the fifth wheel.
Iceclimber, are you eliminating the 2650WS 5th Wheel since it over your Ram's payload and towing capacities?
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Old 01-03-2018, 10:58 AM   #23
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Iceclimber, are you eliminating the 2650WS 5th Wheel since it over your Ram's payload and towing capacities?
No, my truck has air control suspension rated for 5k so I don't consider payload or tow weight an issue.

We got inside the 5th wheel and thought it lacked enough windows/visibility. We plan on taking another look, but we have not been inside the 2703ws yet.
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Old 01-03-2018, 12:21 PM   #24
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iceclimber, the easiest way to see how much payload capacity you have with your RAM is to fill the fuel tank and go to a CAT scale to get weights for both axles individually with both of you onboard.

Compare the actual total weight (both axles) to the GVWR to see how much actual payload capacity you have left. Compare the actual rear axle weight to the RAWR to see how much more you can put onto your rear axle. Your aftermarket air bags will raise the sag in the back end but, as you said, they don't increase your truck's weight ratings. The air bags may be rated to 5000# but your axles are likely rated for under 4000#. Don't forget about the frame, bearings, wheels and tires, too.

rat4spd says the pin weight of his 2650WS is around 2100#, so if you want to stay within your truck's numbers you won't be able to handle that particular 5er.

Whether you're prepared to exceed the truck's sticker numbers, and by how much, is up to you, but personally I wouldn't go more than 300# over its GVWR. It's your money and your truck. Travel trailers will give you a lot more trailer for every pound applied to the back of your 1/2 ton truck.

The Rockwood 2703WS is a nice floorplan. If you still seriously think your truck can handle a 5er, look for a rear kitchen model that'll have less weight on the pin.

And finally, regardless of which way you go, make sure you have LT tires on the RAM so its more stable when loaded.
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No, my truck has air control suspension rated for 5k so I don't consider payload or tow weight an issue.
If you're talking about airbags, they do not NOT increase payload, they only assist in leveling the vehicle.
They definitely don't give a 1/2 truck 5000lbs of payload.
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If you're talking about airbags, they do not NOT increase payload, they only assist in leveling the vehicle.
They definitely don't give a 1/2 truck 5000lbs of payload.
Maybe he's using hydrogen in those airbags!
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To answer the original question.... I love the 2703WS for the dinette. I also occasionally get up early and put in a few hours consulting as a contractor and the 2703WS works great.

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Old 01-04-2018, 10:19 AM   #28
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We have a similar situation. Went with a Heritage Glen 272RLIS towed by Siera 1500. Full bedroom with plenty of storage in 3 hanging closets, Chester drawers, and under bed. Living are a has more than enough room for living, cooking and dining without having to re-set. We live in it about 60 days per year in all seasons. 10,000 miles in 3 years and have yet to find anything I would rather have without spending $200K.
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