Originally Posted by redrider13
gscarter100 How did the ram 1500 pull the roo 21ss??? I might have to upgrade my tow vehicle from a Tacoma to a 1/2 ton due to the 6cyl and worried about the hills. I was looking into the ram but wasn't to sure about the rear coil springs and how much they would compress with the trailer and any weight in the bed as we like to take firewood and the kids toys and such in the bed. Any info you could give me on the ram in general and with towing the roo would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much and good luck with the new camper. Oh anything to look out for during the walkthrough??? Happy Camping
This being my first time pulling/towing anything in my life I am not sure I have all the information. First thing is that I find truck ownership is a preference. I have always been a Dodge/Ram fan, but have friends that love their Fords or Chevys. I just prefer the Ram.
Being my first experience I found it very easy to pull. I picked up my Ram in January on the Used side of the lot. 24K on it but still brand new to me. Its a Big Horn Edition with lots of bells and whistles (not near as much as my trade in vehicle) but I did get it for the planned towing. I am running a 5.7 Hemi and have the Crew with 4x4. (I had another ram that I had to get rid of back in 09 - only had a 4.7 in it and felt that it was under-powered. The hemi makes a difference) I had the Husky Stabilizer and sway bar damper installed for the trailer. Pulling off the lot for the first time had to use more power than I was used to but it did its thing. I found it towed well (not into the hills much in my neck of the woods until I get out on the camping trips) but definitely could tell I was towing something. Braking was not bad at all. Started a bit early the first time but figured it out as I went. Over all for a first timer I would give it a "9" out of "10" but then again I was not loaded at all. Basically there is a lot of room for weight with the truck capacity. I do not think I will ever get it up to what it is rated for but never know.
Will report back later this weekend as we have our stuff loaded and will be moving it to our storage facility until first trip!
Happy Camping and truck hunting!