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Old 05-31-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Hello from SC --- and NEWBIE with a towing ???

Hello everyone from SC. My wife and I are about to take the RV plunge and have a question about towing. This is our first camper, and the math is there about towing weights, but I'm still a bit nervous and thought I'd bring my dilemma to the experienced minds.

I have a 2015 Ram 1500 5.7L Hemi w/ a 8-Speed Automatic 8HP70 Transmission

The towing is rated at 10,250 lbs

The trailer we are looking at is a 2015 Wildwood T27RKSS w/ a dry ship weight of 6,355 lbs.

For the most part, towing would be local around some slight hills. But eventually towards the mountains of TN.

Do I have need for concern, or am I over thinking things?
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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Do I have need for concern, or am I over thinking things?
As long as you have a decent weight distribution hitch you should be fine. You're not going to be too far under max when loaded out, but in your area I wouldn't anticipate any "white knuckling".

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Old 05-31-2015, 08:50 PM   #3
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Get a good WD hitch and brake controller, and you will be driving with one hand and not worrying once you get used to it.
You have plenty of capacity.
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:52 PM   #4
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I forgot to mention, the trailer comes with sway controllers and Load control bars
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:53 PM   #5
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And the Truck came with factory brake controler
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:55 PM   #6
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Sounds like you are golden then.
I have a Chevy, so can't tell you where to set the gain for a Dodge, but hopefully others will chime in for a starting point.
Go enjoy that new trailer!
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Old 05-31-2015, 08:58 PM   #7
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Thank you all for the quick feedback
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:00 PM   #8
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Almost forgot, when the dealer is setting up your hitch, BE THERE EVERY MINUTE, and ask why they are doing what they are doing. The more you know about setting it up, the better off you will be if you don't like the set up and how to adjust it.
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Almost forgot, when the dealer is setting up your hitch, BE THERE EVERY MINUTE, and ask why they are doing what they are doing. The more you know about setting it up, the better off you will be if you don't like the set up and how to adjust it.
Make sure you get the manual, never know when it might be a handy thing to have.
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Old 05-31-2015, 09:31 PM   #10
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Welcome and congrats on the rig. Good advise above from markb5900 and Ford Idaho. Manuals are boring but they are extremely useful. We were all newbies at one time and there's nothing wrong with being apprehensive. The learning curve isn't nearly as steep after a couple of trips.


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