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Old 09-16-2014, 01:28 PM   #11
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I had a 2006 silverado 1500 with 5.3 and max towing package. I believe it was rated for 7200# towing. I pulled our 28dsbh with a dry weight of 6000#. Loaded with fuel, passengers and cargo I was close or over the GCVW. I also used a Equalizer WDH. The trucked pulled the trailer but had a lot of transmission hunting and the overall experience was less than enjoyable. It was enough that I purchased a used 2010 2500hd 6.0l gas and the ride is much more comfortable and stable with less transmission hunting. I have only pulled a few times with the 2500HD and no WDH or sway control and it was fine. I will be using the equalizer again when I pick up the trailer from the dealer after the repair some minor issues.
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:11 PM   #12
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My Tundra pulls my White Hawk just fine. I am right at my truck's max payload.
Every other weight is well under max. Trailer weighs about #6600 full.

My truck has a bed cap and bed rug which add about #250. I have DW and big dog in cab and about #150 of stuff in the bed.
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A year acini had a 2013 ram 1500 crew cab Laramie. I was headed to the rv dealer to buy the white hawk 28dsbh...I stopped at cat scale with fuel tank full and wife and 3 and 6 year old sons and weighed it...6380lbs....gvwr is only 6800....checked door sticker and I had a whopping 1061lbs payload. Tongue weight alone (nothing in the back if the truck) would have out me well over...I was not happy. Highly optioned rams 1500's have horrible payload....I solved it by ordering a 2014 ram 3500 cummins....that trailer is too much for a ram crew cab 1500 IMO. Mpg would likely be 8 or so too
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Old 09-16-2014, 08:32 PM   #14
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For those that say a 7500lb 34 ft trailer tows great behind a ram 1500 with coil springs is fooling themselves. Likely have not towed with a hd truck to truly know the feeling of "tows great".
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Well I have towed our older TT with a ford f250 with the 6l diesel. I did not notice much difference. We upgraded to our Ram 1500 and towed the TT with no problems, then we traded it in for the Whitehawk. I do realize that the coils were not the best so I added the Timbrens. I could have swapped out the coils for heavier ones but I like the ride. Overall with 390 horsepower and 400 plus foot pounds of torgue our Ram is doing just fine.
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Old 09-16-2014, 09:23 PM   #16
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A year acini had a 2013 ram 1500 crew cab Laramie. I was headed to the rv dealer to buy the white hawk 28dsbh...I stopped at cat scale with fuel tank full and wife and 3 and 6 year old sons and weighed it...6380lbs....gvwr is only 6800....checked door sticker and I had a whopping 1061lbs payload. Tongue weight alone (nothing in the back if the truck) would have out me well over...I was not happy. Highly optioned rams 1500's have horrible payload....I solved it by ordering a 2014 ram 3500 cummins....that trailer is too much for a ram crew cab 1500 IMO. Mpg would likely be 8 or so too
are you saying that the 28 dbsh has over a 1000 lbs of tong weight when loaded ?

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Old 09-16-2014, 09:49 PM   #17
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are you saying that the 28 dbsh has over a 1000 lbs of tong weight when loaded ?

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No...my truck had 1061lbs payload per door sticker...with fuel and family I had 420lbs left before hitting gvwr of 6800lbs for tongue weight and anything in the bed....no way around it that trailer was far too big for my 2013 ram 1500 crew cab as the tongue weight likely would have been around 900-1000lbs itself (7000 x .13 or .15)
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are you saying that the 28 dbsh has over a 1000 lbs of tong weight when loaded ?

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Actually, after doing the math again, yes I am
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Mike,

IMO a 1,000lb loaded tongue weight (or heavier) is very possible on the 28DSBH, depends on one loading habits.

A 28DSBH "loaded" at 6,500lbs with a recommended 13% to 15% loaded tongue weight range = 845lbs to 975lbs. Two JOF members noted that their 2014 model 28DSBH's had a shipped from factory UVW of 5,943lbs & 6,001lbs respectively, I added just 500lbs for cargo.

The 28DSBH has a 7,500lb GVWR, so there is still room for an increase in tongue weight from my 6,500lb loaded TT example above.

Just a side note, many folks experience enhanced TV handling of the longer and heavier TT's towing at a 15% loaded tongue weight.

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On Edit: JOF member 'Drysok' posted that his 2015 model 28DSBH had a shipped from factory UVW of 6,071lbs...., so 6,000lb UVW seems to be the weight to start with.
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I will have to check those weights again on the door sticker , But from the sound of it , It look's like all I can tow with this 1/2 ton truck is a pop up TT
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