My offer to JOF members
First off, let me apologize because this could get rather lengthy.
I see a lot of posts regarding weights and capabilities of tow vehicles, decisions about upgrading, layouts, comforts, etc...
Unfortunately, you never really know what you are going to be able to live with until you get it and use it. I have first hand knowledge of the woes of upgrading trailers and trucks in a short amount of time.
Unless one rents a trailer (at a very high cost) it is difficult to determine the usefulness and living conditions when you're looking at units in the dealer's lot.
SO, here's my offer:
I have an X23F, it has three expandable beds, slide out, full size fridge, etc...It weighs approximately 4200lbs empty and 6000lbs fully loaded to the gills. Want to know if your tow vehicle can handle something in this weight range then stop on by, hitch up and take it for a tow.
Want to know if it's a good setup (they are all basically similar) for living then borrow it for an overnight - you can even boondock on the family farm.
I also have a 2012 Ram 2500, 5.7 gas.
Want to know how your current trailer would tow with a bigger tow vehicle than the one you currently have? Stop by hook up to my truck and take it for a spin.
A 30 minute round trip drive will take you on a relatively flat highway and another that has two significant hills.
I'm offering this because I feel strongly about the growing pains i've gone through in the past 6 months and the amount of money it has cost me. If I can help others avoid those growing pains then I have something to be proud of...
2012 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 5.7 Hemi
2015 Jay Feather SLX 26BHSW