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Old 04-24-2019, 10:11 PM   #21
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Old 04-24-2019, 10:16 PM   #22
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Those grocery getter half ton Ram trucks are a HORSE.
I once got 4 - 12 packs of soda and 2 dozen eggs on a single grocery run!!!
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Hey John it's all good ... you won't ride with me and 67 will not come to Florida .... Really No Worries with the new math I will figure it out
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:30 AM   #25
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Funny how things change . I remember my grand parents pulling their 14 ft travel trailer all over behind a 1980 Chevy monte carlo. Lol
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:48 AM   #26
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My wife and I just purchased a new tow vehicle.
A 2019 Ram Bighorn, to pull our 2018 ESP1910.Attachment 202739Attachment 202740Attachment 202742
Great looking truck. Color is right also. Enjoy. Later RJD
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:56 AM   #27
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Old 04-26-2019, 06:56 AM   #28
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:17 AM   #29
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Funny how things change . I remember my grand parents pulling their 14 ft travel trailer all over behind a 1980 Chevy monte carlo. Lol
That's for sure! Our first trip camping in the 60s, my parents rented a big pup up. The rental company attached a bumper hitch to their Rambler wagon. Darn near pulled the bumper off!
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Old 04-26-2019, 07:54 AM   #30
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You have good taste. I also just upgraded to the 2019 Ram 1500 LIMITED with the 3.92 gear ratio (11540 lbs. towing). Awesome truck...
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Old 04-26-2019, 08:03 AM   #31
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My only problem right now is that I have no brake controller. Dealer says new one is on back order, and wonít be in until June. We are going away with our Rockwood 1910ESP, weighing in at 2,180. Would you wait for the OEM brake controller, towing without a controller? Or install an aftermarket?
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Funny how things change . I remember my grand parents pulling their 14 ft travel trailer all over behind a 1980 Chevy monte carlo. Lol
Hey, I still own that Monte Carlo.



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That's for sure! Our first trip camping in the 60s, my parents rented a big pup up. The rental company attached a bumper hitch to their Rambler wagon. Darn near pulled the bumper off!
I remember renting a bumper hitch from UHaul. It was clamped to the bumper of my mother's '69 Dodge Dart/Slant 6. Attached to the hitch was a tow bar to pull a dead car. The setup was so loose, I had to constantly counter-steer the Dart as the dead car changed directions.
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My only problem right now is that I have no brake controller. Dealer says new one is on back order, and wonít be in until June. We are going away with our Rockwood 1910ESP, weighing in at 2,180. Would you wait for the OEM brake controller, towing without a controller? Or install an aftermarket?
You've probably towed more than i have, but a couple thoughts if it was me. Check the owners manual. It should indicate the tow limit w/o WDH and brake controller. I'm also assuming you haven't had any issues with swaying while towing the trailer previously. Maybe hook it up and take it for a test run close by, get a feel for the increased stopping distance. If you're towing through the mountains I would probably pick up a used (oem or after market) brake controller somewhere and have the dealer install it. Used oem (junkyard?) would be ideal, then they could just swap it out when yours shows up in June.
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I agree with MillMitch. I'd take a look at any guidance in the manual as a starting point. I'd then evaluate where I'm intending to tow. These provide a good framework to evaluate the trade-off. Check the laws, too, about what is required for trailer brakes in your state.

2,200 lbs is pretty light behind a 1/2 ton truck. I'd let the truck's weight and brakes manage the trailer and tow as-is. My answer would change significantly if we were talking about a non-truck platform or if the terrain was severely graded.
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Just curious why you would wait on the brake controller?
Will it be an integrated controller in dash that they are waiting on?

If not you can probably do it yourself, most half tons are prewired for the hookups. Just a couple wire nuts and you're good to go! (actually, I used crimps and heat shrink on my set up to be a little more secure but they both get the job done)

By the way- I love you came into it knowing the crap that would fly over a large trailer and half ton! I'm not quite as big as you but the guys with the one tons love to tell me my truck isn't big enough.... even if I'm well within my limits!
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Old 04-26-2019, 09:00 AM   #36
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In PA, no trailer brakes required under 3000#.
I'd tow it.
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My wife and I just purchased a new tow vehicle.
A 2019 Ram Bighorn, to pull our 2018 ESP1910.
Congratulations on the new truck! She's a beauty.
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Just curious why you would wait on the brake controller?
Will it be an integrated controller in dash that they are waiting on?

I want the integrated brake controller for the cleaner look. But I may just go with the aftermarket to be safe.
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I want the integrated brake controller for the cleaner look. But I may just go with the aftermarket to be safe.
Fair enough...
If you end up aftermarket I'm partial to the P3.... looks slick and works very well!

And... I plan to take it with me to my next truck.
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You have good taste. I also just upgraded to the 2019 Ram 1500 LIMITED with the 3.92 gear ratio (11540 lbs. towing). Awesome truck...
Nice Truck ....
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