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Old 05-10-2015, 09:58 PM   #1
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Thumbs up 19RR or 26RR

I have a 2014 Ram 1500, 5.7 liter Hemi MDS VVT Engine, 6 speed automatic 65RFE transmission, 3.55 gears, 20 inch tires (raised ride height) from factory, heavy duty shocks, front/rear stabilizer bars, heavy duty transmission oil cooler and engine cooling, coil springs in front and rear, class IV receiver hitch, trailer two w/4-pin connector wiring and 7 pin wiring harness. I have installed "Coil Sumosprings" (www.supersprings.com) to help support the rear suspension when towing. I am looking at a 2015 Grey Wolf26RR (GVWR 7715) and a19RR
(GVWR 7574) Toy Hauler. I will be hauling a Goldwing (CSC) trike that weights about 1100lbs. I am not in the market for another truck and will stay with my Ram 1500. I would like some positive and negative feed back from those individuals who towed toy haulers or travel trailers with the Ram 1500 with options I have identified above before I purchase a toy hauler.
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Old 05-11-2015, 07:26 PM   #2
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My wing fits fine - not sure about a trike. I have just enough room to move around the wing to get to the bed - a 26rr is probably a better option for a trike but mybe somebody has done it with a 19rr. Width and length will be limited in a 19rr. IMOA

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Old 05-11-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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I have just purchased a 26RR for my smaller BMW. I am towing with a Tundra with 5.7 motor. Have not yet put the bike in it and my first trip away is this week. The 26RR is almost the same weight as the 19RR and the price difference is also very little, but the 26RR has more space and the main bed is walk around. That was the deal maker for me. In either case the table is a pain literally - mine has collapsed twice so far and it does not fold right down for stowing. So it has to go. Whatever you buy you will spend som extra time and money on it to make it the way you want.
I think if you believe the 19 will work for you go for the 26. Good luck in your decision.


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Old 05-11-2015, 10:27 PM   #4
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danield , take a little advice from a Ram service director for 2 different Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram dealerships. Go to WWW.RAM.COM/TOWING and see what your truck is rated for. If memory serves me right I think its 10k. That Hemi has all the power you need and the 65RFE is a GREAT transmission that rarely fails.


Scratch the website, I just went and looked. Your truck, depending on a few other variables is rated for a minimum of 9k and a max of 10,400k.


Have you looked at a 27RR with the 11' garage? That's what we just bought due to the slide out and most importantly, the 11' deep garage. Max weight of trailer and cargo is right at 7900 which is perfect for your RAM. I went to buy the 26RR and the garage was too shallow, measured the 27RR at 11' deep and found the price to be almost identical and it then became a no brainer.


Don't listen to half the crap you read about towing with your truck. Don't use ANY trans fluid other than Mopar ATF+4 and change your engine oil every 5000 miles and that truck will do what you want for a long time to come!
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I'm pulling our 27RR with a 15' RAM 2500 Laramie 4wd w/a 6.7 and a 68RFE which is massive overkill for that trailer. If the car business goes to crap and I have to drive a sensible truck again, I have NO worries about a Hemi 1500 doing the job just fine.
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Old 05-23-2015, 03:40 PM   #5
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Well, I went to an RV dealer and tried to dry fit by trike in a 21RR. There was just not enough room in the trailer for the trike once I had it loaded. In addition, there is to much of an incline in the ramp for the trike to drive up without putting blocks on the hitch and cranking it up all the way, putting blocks underneath the ramp and using two metal ramps up against the drop down ramp. My trike has a ground effects kit and there was less than 1/2 inch of clearance underneath when I made it to the top of the trailer ramp. I am looking now for a travel trailer.
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Old 05-23-2015, 08:39 PM   #6
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So its a no go? All ramps will be an issue but i know the gold wing trikes are huge compaired to harleys design.
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Old 05-31-2015, 01:40 PM   #7
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I have a Harley trike and we haul it in a 19rr. We love it.
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Old 05-31-2015, 07:49 PM   #8
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I have a Harley trike and we haul it in a 19rr. We love it.
Yup - the hondas are longer and wider But I have seen some HD trikes(not factory) that are enormous like the wings.
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Old 06-01-2015, 08:45 PM   #9
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I have a 26 RR and load a Harley Street Glide and the door has to be blocked up. I think the short door is the price you pay for a lite trailer. Towing, I have a F150 5.0 and it does fine with the bike loaded only one issue with a steep grade from a dead stop to get up to speed. Hey, thats why they have a climbing lane most of the time.
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Old 07-20-2015, 03:45 PM   #10
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You might want to try these, they are a little spendy but well worth it, they are lite and very easy to store.
http://www.amazon.com/Race-Ramps-RR-...rds=race+ramps
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