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Old 05-13-2021, 10:11 AM   #1
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Towing Question Precept 31UL

I just purchased a 2015 Precept 31UL it has a 5,000 Hitch
I currently own a 2017 Ram 1500 express 6cy and its flat towable . Is this too much weight behind the Precept ?
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No.... not if the truck is less than 5000lb and you have the truck brakes working with the RV.

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2017 RAM 1500/Curb weight

4,517 to 5,709 lbs


Maybe not.
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In addition to the hitch rating, you need to verify the capacity of the RV. What is the loaded RV weight, and what is the GVWR and GCWR ratings? For example, if you weigh 17,500, GVWR is 18000 and GCWR is 23000, then technically you can tow 5500lbs, assuming the hitch can handle it. So you need to keep both items in mind. Hitch rating and available weight.
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I just purchased a 2015 Precept 31UL it has a 5,000 Hitch
I currently own a 2017 Ram 1500 express 6cy and its flat towable . Is this too much weight behind the Precept ?
I looked it up you're good, less than 5000 without cargo and people
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Old 07-28-2022, 06:07 AM   #6
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Thanks all problem solved I gave the truck to my son and picked up a pre owned wrangler with low miles - Now to get it hooked up Its robbery what these dealers charge in labor to hook up a toad
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I did all the prep work for my wrangler. It came in as just under $1k for an aftermarket lod front bumper (instead of baseplate), $300 for the hitch mounted pressure brakes, $150(ish) for wiring kit (adding a switch to the jeep to change between rv controlling brake lights and regular use), $100 (ish) for the emergency brakes and then tow bar setup (roadmaster $800). Took me about 4-5 hours of basic labor (I am not a mechanic or electrician, following directions is easy). Did it all a little over a year ago - I can share.more specifics if you are interested
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Hi,
I just finished setting up my 2018 wrangler jl for toading.I went
With road master base plates, direct connect wiring for lights,
Nighthawk tow bar and demco duo braking system.
All parts were right around $3000, I had to remove a plow frame
Off the jeep to install the base plates, about 8 hours to install
Plates and wiring. Not very good at electrical and braking system
Took me another 8 hours.
I'm glad in the end I did it myself and should be able to fix any
Issues that may come up.
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