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Old 04-15-2014, 06:43 AM   #11
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Should I really worry about that? I mean this truck can pull a space shuttle for cry in' out loud.
Ya, but not at 65 mph on the freeway!
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Old 04-15-2014, 07:13 AM   #12
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No way it's even possible with a 287BHBE on my RAM. 2600lbs of payload capacity after the family and full fluids, and it has a Class V 2.5" receiver hitch.


Have you weighed your tongue (TT ready to leave home) only with that lowered front?

And what's your max tongue weight on your Ram... 1100lbs?

Payload and max tongue weight are 2 different things!
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:49 AM   #13
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How far down? Just curious, I tow the 28BHBE (flight with same floorplan). I've always sought a level ride, but I just dropped the nose about 1.25 inches in the hopes of a better tow. Haven't towed yet, but we'll see how she does this weekend.
I do 1", but that's mostly because that height is convenient with my truck height and shank combo.

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Have you weighed your tongue (TT ready to leave home) only with that lowered front?



And what's your max tongue weight on your Ram... 1100lbs?



Payload and max tongue weight are 2 different things!

The last time I weighed it(which was admittedly before I started carrying the camp chef, griddle, BBQ box, and propane for it) was 878 lbs.

The new RAM hitch is capable of 17000lb conventional towing with 1200 lb dead weight and 1800 lb weight distributing.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:58 AM   #14
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I do 1", but that's mostly because that height is convenient with my truck height and shank combo.
It seems like I just can't get the sweet spot for mine. I went up a little from strictly level to account for the drop on the truck; that got the rig to go exactly level, and I think that was worse, so now I went down a little. I should end up with about 1.25 inch drop in the front, will measure when I'm on level ground. Again, I'll see how she does this weekend...
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Just noticed you have a 2500.... the added tongue weight from your drop really can't be an issue...

It could be on a 1500 but obviously not on a 2500!
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