Originally Posted by Sid_the_Cat
Question on towing. I have a 2011 Ram 1500 V8 Hemi rated at 10,000 lbs. This trailer is pretty lean at around 3,600 dry. My truck has factory hitch and wiring, but no additional brake controller. Also I am thinking stabilizer bars are a good option, but I am a novice in this area, I have only ever towed ski boats and utility trailers around with my truck. Looking forward to soaking in all the info and maybe one day giving some mediocre advice of my own out. Happy camping everyone!
Do you mean a WDH(Weight Distribution Hitch), when you say "stabilizer bars"?
WDHs don't "stabilize", they move trailer weight forward to the truck's front axle.
You need to read the towing section in your Ram's owners manual. It will state what trailer weights require a WDH. For 1/2 tons, it's generally 500lbs and over for loaded tongue weight/5000lbs or more loaded trailer weight.
You'll also definitely need a brake controller.
Also, older Ram 1/2 tons are infamous for lousy payload capacities so check tbat also since these large single axle trailers have much higher loaded tongue weights.
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4pt Equal-i-zer WDH and 1828lbs of payload capacity