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Old 11-15-2019, 07:53 AM   #1
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I just bought a new 255 RR black label edition I'm going to be pulling it with a 2017 Ram 1500 5.7 L Hemi with a pulsar engine tuner I've also put the Firestone coil Rite 2000 pound airbags in the rear springs I've also added the timbren suspension upgrades for the rear what's people's thoughts on the ability of this truck to handle this trailer.
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Old 11-15-2019, 02:44 PM   #2
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I just bought a new 255 RR black label edition I'm going to be pulling it with a 2017 Ram 1500 5.7 L Hemi with a pulsar engine tuner I've also put the Firestone coil Rite 2000 pound airbags in the rear springs I've also added the timbren suspension upgrades for the rear what's people's thoughts on the ability of this truck to handle this trailer.
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Lmao really!!!!!
That was good
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Old 11-15-2019, 08:51 PM   #4
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Is that the smallest 5er toy hauler?

Not familiar with it but it looks good.

Hitch weight of #1400 empty?
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Old 11-15-2019, 09:25 PM   #5
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I had a ram 1500 with the ecodiesel in it and it was only good for about 1300 in payload legally. Not to say it wasn't comfortable with more but if you are worried about being legal check your truck on a scale against your gvwr. I'll bet that you are overweight with just you, some small items, and the 1400 tongue weight. The bags will help with how it looks and rides, and 10k loaded will be nothing for the hemi to pull so it's up to you whether you are fine being overloaded or not.

I just looked at the ram towing site and a 4*4 big Horn crew with the 6' 4" bed and the hemi with the 3.92 only has 1350 max payload with 10,600 max trailer.
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Old 11-16-2019, 05:19 AM   #6
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That was good
We looked at that trailer (it was my wife's favorite) but we couldn't take the motorcycles, bicycles and kayaks with it so we ruled it out.

I'm not sure what the tow rating is for your truck but that trailer loaded up and ready to camp can be over 11,500lbs -that tow number is not going to be your biggest obstacle.

The hardest number to not be over on in your situation is the maximum payload for your specific truck. That number is not on a brochure but will be on the truck in the form of a sticker. Usually it is in the drivers door jamb. That number on the sticker is for your truck before you or the dealer added anything. Adding air bags, Tibren, hitch, bed cover, wife, kids, juicebox, bag of chips or whatever are all payload and anything added to the truck reduces the remaining payload.

When that trailer is empty it will be applying enough weight to be near (if not over) the max payload for a Ram 1500.

Other things to consider if you are flirting near the maximums is what are your tires rated for? What is your rear axle rated for?
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Yes that's the smallest you can find for a half ton.
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:23 AM   #8
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I thought I read on a Ram web site that the payload capacity for my truck was 1750 I may have read wrong lol that does seems high I'll look again.
It's only got the 3.21 gear ratio in it that really diminches the towing capacity huge I think 8000#
I know I'm going to be over a bit on the towing I thought I'll try it I'll load it up and weigh it and see how it handles it.
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Not sure about the rear axle rating will check that out, tires I can replace it just has the original stock ones on it now.
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:39 AM   #10
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I have the 27RR I pull with my F150 and I hate it everytime. I’m about 8k with the golf cart
Loaded and hate every mile. Looking to get a 2500 soon. Bought the f150 before I knew I was getting a camper
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:41 AM   #11
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I just looked at the Ram site rear axle good for 3900# front axle same.
Pay load 1570 I realize I'm going to be maxing it out on payload and towing if not over a bit,
Gross weight truck and trailer is 13800#
I will axle weigh it loaded and try and let the trailer carry the weight lol
Take it off the pu if I can.
Worse case new pu.
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Can't speak for your specific set up, but as ChrisRR points out, towing at/above max is a miserable experience. I towed a heavy 5er on my 2500 for about 2 years and hated every minute of it. Upgraded to a 3500 and was amazed at the difference in towing and stopping ability - loved not counting pounds any more too.


If you are able to swing the 250/2500 in your budget, you'll be a much happier camper. Been there, done that, and sweated through a lot of t-shirts!
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Old 11-16-2019, 08:38 PM   #13
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Seems like a lot of camper for a 1/2 ton truck.
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Old 11-17-2019, 09:22 AM   #14
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You will be a lot over payload. Payload includes, you, the DW, kids, fuel, anything in the bed, anything in the truck, the fifth wheel hitch, trailer hitch, framework added for the fifth wheel hitch, etc.

Likely over towing capacity of the truck. Got to look at max rating of the trailer. Not the factory minimum. Your fiver bears no resemblance to the test vehicle. It looks like a corvette. No 13í high wind blocker shaped like a box.

To make matters worse you have a long trailer which adds a large sail to make it move when trucks pass you or the wind is blowing.

The light weight of the truck causes the brakes not to work as well as a heavier truck. Wet weather will be scary.

Then again it might be swell! Going up a steep hill in second gear with the engine at the redline in the right lane at 25 mph.

As others have said they were not too thrilled with the smaller truck set up.

Find out for yourself. Do not put any more money in the truck. Odds are you will not like it. A gas 2500 is not a lot more expensive than a 1500. But, almost a 1000 pounds or more heavier. Bigger brakes. Bigger most everything. Except the cab.

Most half ton towable fifth wheels, are not. The exception is maybe the Ford Ecoboost with the uncommon setup. Kind of rare.

First thing to do is visit the cat scale with the truck loaded up ready to travel. Get the weight and look at the sticker on the door to get the real payload and see where you are. Costs $14. Include the fiver hitch. Those can weigh well over #200.
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