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Old 12-13-2011, 07:10 AM   #1
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21 ss roo tow vehicle

Well it's time to unfortunately replace my dodge ram... After 10 years of faithful service of hard miles back and forth to Maine she is starting to really show her age. I have always felt my Roo was a little heavy for the 1500 anyway , but I'm not sure what I should get next. Any Roo owners want to share the specs on There tow vehicle.

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Old 12-13-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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I pulled a 23ss with a 1500 Chevy and didn't have any problems. If your going to upgrade youre truck now might as well look for a 3/4 ton just in case you want to up grade your camper in the future as well.

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Old 12-13-2011, 09:22 AM   #3
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without knowing how your Ram was equipped, it's not easy to recommend something.

i tow my 23SS, which weighs about the same as the 21SS, with a 5.3 v-8/ 3.73 rear ended Avalanche and i live in Calif.
so i have to pull over the Sierras, Cascades and Siskiyous and i have no problems.

if you don't have a Hemi in your Ram, then you might need something bigger. if it does have a Hemi, can't see why you'd need anything bigger, unless you do plan to upgrade to a bigger trailer in the future.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:50 AM   #4
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I tow a 233S, which is about the same dry weight as yours, with a Sequoia SUV (5.7L V8, 3.73 IIRC. I tow a family of five with a dog and all the luggage you could ever hope to carry and I'm fine.

I agree that it really depends how your TV is spec'd. Most or all pickups with a V8, the correct rear-end and the towing package are not going to have problems with your trailer. However, where people DO run into problems with a relatively light trailer is the payload cap of some pickups - especially if they also carry a heavy load in the bed while towing.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:03 PM   #5
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2010 FX4 and a 21SS works great and great mileage too.

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