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Old 06-05-2015, 08:06 AM   #1
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27.5BHS with Ram 2500 5.7L Hemi

Currently own a 28' TT but looking to upgrade to a larger TT. During my search my dealer showed me a 27.5BHS HT FW. I started looking into my weights (because I am crazy like that).

Tow Rig = 2014 Ram 2500 5.7L Hemi
9,000 GVWR, 18,000 GCWR, 5,250 FR GAWR, 6,200 RR GAWR
I loaded up my 3 boys (10, 10, and 5) sans the wife and hit the local feed mill scale. Truck GVWR actual was 7,320 with a full tank of gas. RR was 3220 and FR was 4100. Note this was not a separate CAT scale so I did my best to weigh the axles.

Just curious as to opinions here. My thoughts: 5.7L is not enough to tow that weight and I'll be too close to payload with pin weight?

Pin Weight looks to be 1340 and Yellow Sticker weight is 7700

Trips are mainly weekends within 1 - 2 hours mainly highway. 20 - 30 nights per year

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Old 06-05-2015, 08:20 AM   #2
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It looks like 9K GVWR with scaled weight of 7320 gives you 1680 remaining payload. Not a HUGE margin, but looks to be enough. I don't think you'll have much trouble with the 5.7 having enough juice for that load. Remember, that used to be RAM's standard gas 3/4T engine, and it has yanked trailers heavier than that all around this country for years.

I would think you would be okay with it, but that's just my opinion. I have the 2015 RAM 2500 4x4 with the 6.4 and it does GREAT pulling my trailer with plenty to spare. And it's only like 29 more HP and 40 ft lbs torque over the 5.7 (don't know exactly, going off memory). If you have the 4.10 rear end in your truck, I should think you would be fine.

Don't do it if you're not comfortable though!


2014 Jay Flight 28 BHBE
2015 RAM 2500 6.4L HEMI, Tradesman 4x4, 3.73
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Old 06-05-2015, 08:29 AM   #3
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Thanks Bob. I have the 3.73 rear. If I was traveling far and over mountains constantly it would be a no go, however given the good deal and length of trips is the only reason I am entertaining it. The Flight 28BHBE and 26BHS are also contenders. Just really like the FWs.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:40 AM   #4
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For comparison, here's the weights of my F250 and 27.5RLTS.

Fords listed weight: 6230
Ft. axle GAWR: 4400
Rear GAWR: 6200

TRUCK ONLY, with full gas, passengers, 5th wheel, etc.

Ft. 3820
Rear 3520
Total 7340

Loaded, with trailer
Ft. 3760
Rear 5420
Trailer axles -7340
Trailer gross: 9280
Total gross: 16,560
I am towing with the 6.2L and have power to spare. The one mountain we crossed so far on I-64, I topped the mountain at 50mph in 4th gear. Not a steep climb, but a steady upgrade. Looks to me like you will be fine.
Randy, Karen & Abby (Pom-a-Poo)
2014 Eagle HT 27.5RLTS
2015 F250 Super duty 6.2L full trailering pkg.
Shenandoah Valley of Virginia
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