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Old 07-31-2013, 08:05 AM   #11
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Many thanks everyone, we will likely take the x213 for a test tow this weekend. We plan to go to Alberta to go see the universities for our daughter who is graduating next year. We will write an update to let everyone know how that went. After next summer, we will likely only have our son on the camping trips so that would help with payload.

We will just all have to go on a diet and loose some weight. That will probably not be a bad thing anyways.


2012 Dodge Ram 1500
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Short Box
3.55 gear
17 inch wheels
5.7 litre Hemi
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:25 AM   #12
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murraygc-- You haven't mentioned if your Ram has a factory tow package, that make's a world of difference in towing performance and the life of the truck. Larry

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Old 08-16-2013, 11:51 AM   #13
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As Bob (aka Rustic Eagle) stated in post #2, taking the time to look into what your TV's capabilities are before purchasing a new HTT or TT is a smart move.

Since you plan to travel at high altitudes, keep in mind that a gas engine will lose approximately 3% of horsepower (HP) for every 1000ft above sea level. So, at 10,000ft, you will lose approximately 30% HP. This is another factor to consider as you calculate your towing parameters and/or plan your travel routes throughout mountain country.

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