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Old 07-26-2016, 05:00 PM   #11
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I wouldn't even give him the courtesy of going back. Clearly he is just looking to make the sale and has no experience or regards for his customer(s).

You did your homework well and now you just need to find the right fit for your TV. HT series might be attainable if you want a 5th, but a well optioned TT is always a real good choice too.

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Old 07-26-2016, 06:38 PM   #12
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You also want to consider that your ram has the 3.21 axel You would be better with a 3.73 axel even then I wouldn't tow that RV with your rig

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:12 PM   #13
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I do not trust car/truck salesmen any further than I can DROOL! believe me.... That is not very far!

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Old 07-26-2016, 07:17 PM   #14
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The answer to the title question is............. NEVER! You're doing the right thing by doing your homework. Good on you.
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Old 07-26-2016, 08:11 PM   #15
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Go back and see if the Jassack will put what he told you in writing!

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Old 07-26-2016, 09:09 PM   #16
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Run away! Run away! LOL
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Old 07-27-2016, 05:09 AM   #17
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I would keep shopping. He obviously doesn't have you and your family's safety in mind. A good salesman would tell you straight from the cuff that you'd be over cap. Very discouraging that this still happens in this day and age. I've always believed there should be certain criteria that should be met before the unit can be titled and registered. For everyone's safety.
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Old 07-27-2016, 08:20 AM   #18
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Been there, done that! "Sure, your Jeep Cherokee can pul that 20' hybrid!"....

Made the mistake of believing the salesman.... Pulling it home empty (in a blizzard!), NO PROBLEM!!! Loaded, and the first trip with it was a disaster.... Bought a new pick-up the following week after that first trip!
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Old 07-27-2016, 09:25 AM   #19
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I pulled a 26.5 RLS with my 2011 3/4 ton Ram diesel long-bed with a 3.42 rear end and while my truck didn't have any problem handling the weight of the 26.5 RLS, I think you would be somewhat disappointed in this one since it's a 1/2 ton with a 3.21. Unloaded mileage will probably be great and the motor is probably strong enough to pull the FW, but I think the 3.21 is too high a ratio to be an effective tow vehicle for your FW. By the way, do you have the towing weights for a FW as usually that is greater than a tongue-pulled trailer. If you are going to pull that 26.5 RLS. I would suggest that you look at a GM or Ford product to see if the towing capacity might be a bit higher, if you want to stay with a 1/2 ton.
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Old 07-27-2016, 10:05 AM   #20
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Since February I have towed a set up over 3k miles that is at the outer edges of my truck's capacity. I've got to be honest - it is not worth it. Frankly, your proposed rig looks over your limits across the board. Mine I think is on the edge and it is still not worth it. You want to have spare capacity, not push your limits. Also, sales people at both RV and car dealers know NOTHING about towing and they usually care even less. Sorry to offend anyone in that business, but that is my experience and I actually like both my usual car and RV dealer and the service they provide very much. I'd actually recommend buying from them to someone else, but I'd also say whatever you do, DON'T take their word for it on your towing set-up.

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