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Old 04-03-2015, 06:50 PM   #1
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Truck Suggestions for 3210?

We haven't yet taken delivery of our 3210 5th wheel toy hauler. All I know is this - I'm new to this whole thing (we tented until now) and I know my Ram 1500 will not be up to the 16,500 pound task of towing this thing. Almost at the point where I'm having second thoughts and wanting to back out since 95% of the trucks out there won't seem to pull this big of a load...

I'm I misreading something, or is this thing going to be a problem to pull? If any owners of the 3210 or similar sized units have guidance or feedback from experience, I sure would love to hear it. I need to get a new truck ASAP and I didn't budget for an $85,000 truck. I'll do what's needed to keep the wife and kids happy, so thought i'd ask if I was just not reading specs correctly or if I need to have a really high end truck to lug this beast around.

Planning on going thru the mountains of British Columbia, Alberta and northwest USA for most of the summer. Then it occurred to me to seek out people who have the same or similar rigs instead of figuring it out all on my own.

First run is planned for May long....
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Old 04-03-2015, 07:10 PM   #2
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At a minimum you will need a newer 1 ton. I tow with a single rear wheel 2013 Ram 3500 with a max towing of 17,000 and a gcwr of 25,000. Given that your toy hauler grosses out at 16,500 a SRW may not be enough. You might be looking at a dually or an F450 (which is a dually). In any event this won't be cheap.

Of course my advice is base on being legal and safe.

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Old 04-03-2015, 07:11 PM   #3
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One statement comes to mind....RO ROH Scooby! Definitely a Ram 1500 won't do the job. I'm not an expert in this area but, in my opinion from what you are describing, a top end 1 ton TV will be in your future. Someone will be along with some better info. Sounds like you have some decisions to make pretty quick. May is going to come around sooner than later.
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i wouldn't tow with any less then a f 450
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U should be able to get into a 1ton with low miles for around 40k anywhere from a 2011 to a 2015. Check out enterprise rental they sell there rentals.
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The dealers shouldn't be allowed to sell these big rigs without verifying what kind of TV you own.

450DRW is in your future. ��
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The dealers shouldn't be allowed to sell these big rigs without verifying what kind of TV you own.

450DRW is in your future. ��
When I purchased my Eagle last fall, the dealer wanted to see my truck before signing any papers. They wanted to make sure my truck would handle the trailer.
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When I purchased my Eagle last fall, the dealer wanted to see my truck before signing any papers. They wanted to make sure my truck would handle the trailer.
That's the way it should be. Unfortunately, a majority of salesmen don't care and just want to make the sale. After it leaves the lot you are on your own.
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My jayco dealer asked me first, checked his chart, then showed us options
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