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Old 05-11-2015, 10:03 PM   #1
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27RLS 6030 GVWR
RAM 1500 BIG ENOUGH or 2500 needed???
1st TT and can not wait to take delivery and join all of you
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:07 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum. I'll leave your question on tv to the others to answer
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:08 PM   #3
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:23 PM   #4
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Quick search says:

Dry trailer weight 6030 lbs
Gross trailer weight 8600lbs ( loaded with water, propane and gear )
Tongue weigh is likely 860- 1200 lbs


2015 ram 1500 has a max tow of 10,500 and a rough payload capacity of 1700 lbs

Payload is the more challenging number here as you must add passages and gear to the truck payload as well as the tongue weight

Looks like it is within limits but could be close.

You will want a weight distribution hitch

I wouldn't go any further, and if I had the choice, I Would go to the 2500, but that's just my preference

Be sure to confirm the real GVWR and Payloads of the truck and the GVWR and tongue weight of the trailer. ( stickers on truck and TT )

Just my.02
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:26 PM   #5
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Oh yea, don't take your dealers word for it. Many have found out the hard way that they are under/over sized
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:26 PM   #6
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Great info and information, am certainly leaning to the 2500 but "ask the experts"
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Old 05-11-2015, 10:32 PM   #7
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With all the mountains to your east and west, the 2500 will be fun to drive .

While your at it, think Diesal . ( I may be partial )
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:22 AM   #9
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For that TT I'd go 3/4 ton. If you go 1/2 ton you'll be constantly trying to make it tow better. You'll have to watch the trucks weight like crazy. With a Ram 2500 or any 3/4 ton for that matter you could load all you want, still have load room left and have a much better towing truck/trailer setup. Speaking of setup, with the 3/4 ton truck you won't be back on here asking how to get ride of the poor handling. Very rarely does any 3/4 ton owner come on these forums and have TT towing issues.
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