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Old 01-23-2020, 07:05 AM   #1
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Should I make this short tow?

Would value input on whether it is reasonable and safe to tow my Puma 32 about 1/2 mile in the campground with my Ram 1500 Hemi. Here is the door label. The hitch is the factory installed Reese. The tongue weight of the trailer is just over 1000# and the total weight is just over 9000#.


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Old 01-23-2020, 08:00 AM   #2
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The weight police would say no but I don't see any problems doing it at campground speeds for that short distance.
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Slightly different but I pulled a 9500 Lb. 5th wheel with 1750 pin weight for over a year with my then F-150 that was equipped and capable. I'd already be hitched and moving if I were you.
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My eyes aren't good enough to read the label but agree, in principle, that 2500 feet at a near walking pace will be safe. I'd empty the truck bed and pump the rear tires to the maximum sidewall pressure. I'm assuming no WDH?

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Old 01-23-2020, 09:51 AM   #5
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For that short of a distance and in the campground area, absolutely would do it. No WDH or anything. Your only going to be 5-10 mph.
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I'm assuming that your factory installed Reese is just a receiver. For a 1/2 mile tow at campground speeds it shouldn't be a problem. With 1000 lbs of TW you will have some definite "sag" in the TV, so I wouldn't make a habit out of towing like that.
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Old 01-23-2020, 10:42 AM   #7
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Under those conditions..... I would tow 25,000 lbs with 2500 tongue weight and not think twice.
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Old 01-23-2020, 12:40 PM   #8
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I took this photo of a Uhaul F150 towing a loaded, tongue dragging car trailer. He made it and I assume he did not disclose to Uhaul he was doing this.
Don't ask if he was using a trailer brake controller.
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For that short of a distance and in the campground area, absolutely would do it. No WDH or anything. Your only going to be 5-10 mph.

My Hitch is rated for a lot of tongue but most only rated for 500 ball weight without wdh. Since my tongue hits about 1400 lbs, I pop my bars on for any movement, just to be safe.
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Would value input on whether it is reasonable and safe to tow my Puma 32 about 1/2 mile in the campground with my Ram 1500 Hemi. Here is the door label. The hitch is the factory installed Reese. The tongue weight of the trailer is just over 1000# and the total weight is just over 9000#.


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I have a Ram, when you say factory Reese are you talking the one that bolts on the crossmember and the the ball mount on the bumper? If you have a large bolt in the middle of the bumper on the flat part its the bolt on. That unit is only rated for 500lb tongue weight if not using a WDH. I would be very careful if it is. If its the crossmember hit (1 piece) thats rated at 1200lb tongue weight.

Careful not to slip the rear wheels you dont want to break the axle.
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I wouldn’t hesitate. You probably won’t even be over your payload. I’d tow it all over with my F150.
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I would have already moved it. I had over 2500 in back of my Ram 1500 no problems. I wasn’t towing I know but sag was very reasonable. Plus the V-6 did great
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