Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-11-2018, 10:34 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
Pulling trailer with 1500 Dodge Ram

Hi

Just some advice for traveling in the mountains heading down 75. Itís a V-6.
Trailer is a 25 feet RTL 2506s. We have taken 75 from Ohio to Florida at least 20 times. But never with a trailer.
__________________

Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 03:17 PM   #2
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 20,278
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dndfunteam View Post
Hi

Just some advice for traveling in the mountains heading down 75. Itís a V-6.
Trailer is a 25 feet RTL 2506s. We have taken 75 from Ohio to Florida at least 20 times. But never with a trailer.
We need way more info on your truck.
Year, engine size, cab size, bed size, 4x4 or not, factory tow package or not, rear end ratio and payload capacity.
Just saying v-6 isn't enough.
__________________

__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 03:41 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Waynesville
Posts: 13,948
Most 1500 Ram Truck Owners install AIR BAGs inside their Rear Coil Springs! I bet you will not use Top Gear or Overdrive! Do you have "Tow/Haul"? You will see a BIG DROP in Fuel Mileage also! Make sure you use your 4 Way Flashers going up "Gellico,Mt.Tenn."! Youroo!!
__________________
youroo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 03:53 PM   #4
Denver To Yuma In 90 Days
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Posts: 3,882
Listed dry weight looks to 5109 pounds...

Here is the link to where I found info:

https://rv.campingworld.com/rvdetail...20k-LVN1561059

I'm thinking that by the time that thing is loaded the truck and engine might not be enough for the mountains.
JohnD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 03:56 PM   #5
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 20,278
The issue will be the heavier tongue weight of a front kitchen floorplan and the Ram 1500's poor payload capacities, unless it's a 2019 model.
With a fictional "dry" tongue weight of 720lbs, add the weights of batteries, water, options and cargo, the loaded tongue weight could balloon up to 1000lbs.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 08:00 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Warsaw,NC
Posts: 7,184
I started out pulling my Keystone Springdale 256RLL but it wasnít long before I went to a 2500 diesel. My Silverado 1500 just didnít like Black Mountain outside of Asheville NC. I got the best fuel mileage pulling that camper with the 1500 Silverado. When I first brought the 1500 I didnít take the truck home, I had the muffler cut off and a pump pipe welded in place with dual exhaust pipes. That truck sounded so cool. When I pulled the camper with the Silverado you couldnít even hear yourself think, DW said something had to go, so I brought a Silverado 2500 diesel. I should have kept the Springdale, it was easy to park and easy to pull along with the Silverado 1500
spock123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 08:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
rsdata's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: Northern KY
Posts: 3,195
What year? What transmission speeds, 4 speed, 6 speed?

You might have a better chance pulling that trailer over the mountains using I-71 south in KY to I-65 from Louisville to Nashville... much lower hills and easier that way...

I could not keep up with my 5.2L V-8, 2001 Dodge van with 3 speed + OD... pulled in line with the 45 MPH trucks going up the mountains with that rig...

My current 2014 RAM with 5.7 and 8 speed is NO PROBLEM at all...
of course my GVRW is about 4800# which is a bit lighter than your 6000#+ trailer
__________________
ďToo much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.Ē Ė Mark Twain



2014 Shamrock 183
2014 RAM 1500 Bighorn Crew Cab, HEMI, 3.21 gears, 8 Spd, 4X4 TST TPMS
rsdata is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-11-2018, 08:31 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 247
If your Ram is a late model with the 3.6l Pentastar V6 and 8 speed transmission I think you will be fine making the trip, but an older truck that doesn’t have this engine/tranny combo, no way would I attempt this trip.
My17Ram is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 12:53 PM   #9
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
Truck is 2017. 3.6 liter. V6-valve VVT engine. 8 speed automatic 845RE transmission

3.55 rear axle
Ram 1500 Big horn crew cab 4x4

Has a tow haul button

We are taking it to a car scale to make sure we are under on all weight

Big ox 750 lbs hitch

We have taken out a few times a few hours. Never in mountains.

We are not using water or frig
Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:23 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 842
You will be just fine. We pull a 2504s with a 2014 Silverado with a V6 and a 6 speed. Pulled to Florida down I75. Had to drop to third gear on big hills. You have more gears and a better axle ratio than me. Going up big hills, just get over in the right lane and manually drop gears until the truck pulls good. I usually go up steep hills in third gear at 35-3800 rpm. Find out the trucks ďpower rangeĒ and keep it there when climbing up big hills. Jay
Jay2504 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:34 PM   #11
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 15,145
You maybe able to tow but the fuel mileage may suck. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10 gear
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2018 67
Days camped 2019 62
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:34 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
We canít drop gears. We only have drive, park,neutral,reverse.
Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:36 PM   #13
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by aceinspp View Post
You maybe able to tow but the fuel mileage may suck. Later RJD


We figured that we only got 10 miles on flat land
Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:37 PM   #14
Gold Tee Box
 
Teetime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Rolla, MO
Posts: 534
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dndfunteam View Post
Hi

Just some advice for traveling in the mountains heading down 75. Itís a V-6.
Trailer is a 25 feet RTL 2506s. We have taken 75 from Ohio to Florida at least 20 times. But never with a trailer.
First thoughts...have you ever been to a CAT scale fully loaded?

If you are doing this, make sure it is a dry day and take it easy. You're questions will be answered in the first 100 miles.
__________________
Success is hiring someone to mow your lawn so you can play golf for exercise.
2018 GMC 2500 Duramax Denali
2018 Coachman Freedom Express 287BHDS
60+ campgrounds/400+ nights, 20K+ Miles towing since 2015
Teetime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 01:40 PM   #15
Georgia Rally Coordinator
 
aceinspp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: GA
Posts: 15,145
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dndfunteam View Post
We canít drop gears. We only have drive, park,neutral,reverse.

You mentioned you had tow haul mode so that is a gear selection option while towing. Later RJD
__________________
2020 Shasta Phoenix SPF 27RKSS
2018 Dodge Ram 2500 6.4 3:73 gearing. Traded 2015 Chevy 2500 6.0, 4:10 gear
Traded 2015 30WRLIKS V-Lite
Days camped 2018 67
Days camped 2019 62
aceinspp is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 02:00 PM   #16
Denver To Yuma In 90 Days
 
Join Date: Mar 2018
Location: Yuma, Arizona
Posts: 3,882
I don't think this tow is such a good idea...
JohnD10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 02:01 PM   #17
Site Team
 
bikendan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Camano Island, Washington
Posts: 20,278
Still hasn't posted the payload capacity sticker weight.
The trailer is a front kitchen floorplan so it will have a heavier tongue weight than other MiniLites.
Also the u-dinette is in the front too.
__________________
Dan-Retired California Firefighter/EMT
Shawn-Musician/Entrepreneur/Wine Expert
and Zoe the Wonder Dog(R.I.P.)
2016 PrimeTime TracerAIR 255, pushing a 2014 Ford F150 SCREW XTR 4x4 3.5 Ecoboost w/Max Tow Package
Equalizer WDH
bikendan is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 02:10 PM   #18
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Still hasn't posted the payload capacity sticker weight.
The trailer is a front kitchen floorplan so it will have a heavier tongue weight than other MiniLites.
Also the u-dinette is in the front too.


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0761.jpg
Views:	235
Size:	270.7 KB
ID:	191250 this is on the trailer we will not have water or waste in trailer does this help
Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 02:18 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dndfunteam View Post
Attachment 191250 this is on the trailer we will not have water or waste in trailer does this help


Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0830.jpg
Views:	191
Size:	366.6 KB
ID:	191251
Dndfunteam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-12-2018, 02:24 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
CaptnJohn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 3,698
Print is small but I think it reads payload is 1411. If so you will be over with 5 to 1 odds.
__________________

__________________
2019 Montana 3761 FL
2019 F350 6.7 4X4 LB Dually
Edgewater 205 EX 150 Yamaha
CaptnJohn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
500, dodge, trailer

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:14 AM.


×