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Old 12-16-2013, 09:40 AM   #11
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See the sig. Not exact, but similar.

The truck does fine, but the wife wants to carry an ATV in the bed. Hence, I need a bigger truck.

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Old 12-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #12
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I am mainly interested in the ability to tow this camper with a 1/2 ton pickup....... snip........ I am not concerned so much with power as I am in terms of safety and control and if the camper sways.
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Yes, IMO a properly configured 1/2 ton pickup can tow a 267BHS....., "properly configured" is key.

Not all 1/2 ton's have the same Payload Capacities, so I would recommend if considering a 1/2 ton look for one that is configured (body style, axle gear ratio, etc.) giving you maximum Payload Capacity. Depending on your personal TV/TT loading habits, "available" Payload Capacity could become an important factor when you consider that a TT's loaded tongue weight is subtracted from the TV's available Payload Capacity. Figure 13% to 15% of a loaded TT's weight for your loaded TT tongue weight..., for enhanced TV handling of the 30ft long 267BHS.

On the subject of TV/TT sway..., a properly matched TV/TT combination (within specified weight limits), and a properly sized/adjusted WDH shouldn't incur any sway under normal towing conditions. Sway control should be looked at as a means to manage/control a sway event should one arise, and all the WDH's mentioned in this thread thus far will do so when properly sized/adjusted (w/integrated sway control or a friction sway control arm). Some sway issues can be the result of a poorly adjusted WDH, trailer towing tongue high, and/or over-loading.



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Old 12-16-2013, 06:36 PM   #13
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Yes. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I pulled mine originally with a 2001 1500 5.3L extended cab with 3.73 4x4 98K miles with Reese WDH. The truck pulled fine and sway was not an issue. Tow capacity was within specs and did not have safety concerns. For me, the issue was not whether the truck could pull it, but if it towed it to my liking. On a calm day on a flat stretch, it was fantastic. With the 4 speed transmission,and living with rolling hills all around (Tennessee), it was not sufficient. I would spend the majority of my trip between 2nd and 3rd gear, running around 3500 rpm to maintain 60 mph. With a headwind, I would be at 4000 rpm and struggling to maintain 55mph. It was loud, and I felt like a sitting duck without additional power. I relied on downhill to get up to speed, and depending on length of incline, would slow down to 45 by the top. I bought a trailer based on the truck I had. If I could go back, I would buy the truck with extra power and would have purchased a a little longer of a trailer. Everyone has their own unique requirements and situations for their tow vehicle and whether it will work will depend on yours, but it CAN pull it.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:33 PM   #14
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Nope, no sway with our combo. I am using the Equalizer brand hitch. We had an '05 silverado prior to the '09, it was overloaded. I was not happy towing with that truck. It was also an extended cab. With two kids the cab was getting snug. We got a good deal on the CC, it had considerably higher payload, and with the HD cooling package, a higher towing capacity. The increased GVWR and GCWR were also a plus.
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Old 12-16-2013, 07:48 PM   #15
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We have had our 267bhs for about a year and a half. I also have the Equal-i-zer hitch and love it. No sway ever. Started pulling it with '09 Ram 1500. It pulled very well on the flat land but the 3.55 gears had the tranny temps up higher than I liked. I went looking to trade in for a 1500 with 3.92 gears and managed to score my deal on the 2500 CTD. Now that I have pulled the 267 with my 2500 I could never go back. Night and day difference.
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Old 12-16-2013, 11:45 PM   #16
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I'm pulling our 25BHS with a RAM 2500 5.7l Magnum. I'm using the original cheap Husky WDH and sway control. No sway issues at all so far.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:14 PM   #17
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i have a 26BH and when i look at the weight of yours it not far off mine i use the Fastway E2 Hitch http://www.fastwaytrailer.com/e2/ it has sway control and i dont even notice it behind my 06 f150 even with the 35in tires she tows like a dream, even better then my boat which weighs half as much

this spring i plan on doing gears in my truck just to get me through another summer cause i want to have the option to pull my boat behind my trailer, i plan on getting a 3/4-1 ton in the next year or 2

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