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Old 01-29-2016, 08:41 PM   #31
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Towing 2016 32BHDS with RAM1500

I had a 2013 ram 1500...payload was 1061lbs. If your ram is anywhere near what mine was, that is too much trailer. Ram 1500's are terrible for payload capacity

If I had a travel trailer, the only hitches I would consider would be a pro pride or Hensley no question about it
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:22 PM   #32
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Frankly, never owned a truck or tt or 5th. However, am about to go that route and have been reading and researching this.

Bottom line seems it is advisable to have more truck than one needs, not try to make do with close to the limits.

But, I'm just not authentic on this issue and kind of enjoy killing flies with a hammer, despite the damage. Yesterday, I started my fire pit with my hand held micro butane torch. I won't full-time but will probably buy a full-time quality rv. And my wife is from China, when I could have found a local girl.
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Old 01-29-2016, 10:43 PM   #33
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Ask yourself, do you want to show your buds your elegant solutions or your new Kick A.. truck?
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Old 01-30-2016, 06:36 AM   #34
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Probably going to purchase a 6.4L hemi Ram 2500. I wasn't planning on it just yet, so I was hoping my truck would do the job for now. I drive one yesterday, it's night and day from the 1500.
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You were not planning on it, you did your research, and now you are doing the right thing and maybe having to bite the bullet. But, the benefits of good judgments are that they provide a stream of future benefits and a feeling and the knowing that you are on top of your game. That makes you one of the 20 percenters, as some call it.
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Old 01-30-2016, 10:08 PM   #36
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You've already received great advice and looks like you're on the right track. I came from a 1500 Ram and let me tell you- that thing would PULL like a freight train. But I had to make many additions and modifications to carry the weight. We routinely clocked in at 500 to 1200 lbs over GVWR and I noticed that I never had issues with braking, handling, sway or anything BUT where I noticed a big issue was the axles were running insanely hot. Could barely touch the center of the wheel. That was telling me it was time to move up.

For reference, our TT is 4000lbs lighter and 9 feet shorter than yours
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Old 01-30-2016, 11:43 PM   #37
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Probably going to purchase a 6.4L hemi Ram 2500. I wasn't planning on it just yet, so I was hoping my truck would do the job for now. I drive one yesterday, it's night and day from the 1500.

I would highly think about this if I where you, I order one myself to handle whatever TT I'm planning on getting, it just a piece of mind for me and my wife. Let us know what's you decide.
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Probably going to purchase a 6.4L hemi Ram 2500. I wasn't planning on it just yet, so I was hoping my truck would do the job for now. I drive one yesterday, it's night and day from the 1500.
Yeah, it'll hurt a little. It did when I did it. But it's worth it to KNOW without a doubt in my mind that I've done everything I can reasonably do to keep my family safe going down the road. And for me, that's well worth the price of admission. I can always make more money.
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Lot's of bad info on here in my opinion. Yes that trailer is absolutely in 3/4 ton territory and I hate people are saying to "ignore those comments". I've had mine on the scale one time and the tongue weight was sitting at 1380lbs. To all the "Hensley/PP crowd remember BOTH are rated at 1400lbs. I even spoke to Sean at PP about the rating. Hitches, air bags etc etc are all band-aids.
I had a 2500HD CCSB and still fought handling issues for a while. Lots of porpoising. Finally went from 1200lb bars to 1500lbs and solved most of the issues. Of course weights on the same camper will vary, but 1500 plus lbs on the ball isn't extreme on a 32BHDS. It is a LOT of camper.
OP, sounds like you're on the right track looking at 3/4's. I will add this. Consider a long bed truck. The extra wheel base will make a huge difference when there's 35ft of trailer behind you.
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Lot's of bad info on here in my opinion. Yes that trailer is absolutely in 3/4 ton territory and I hate people are saying to "ignore those comments". I've had mine on the scale one time and the tongue weight was sitting at 1380lbs. To all the "Hensley/PP crowd remember BOTH are rated at 1400lbs. I even spoke to Sean at PP about the rating. Hitches, air bags etc etc are all band-aids.

I had a 2500HD CCSB and still fought handling issues for a while. Lots of porpoising. Finally went from 1200lb bars to 1500lbs and solved most of the issues. Of course weights on the same camper will vary, but 1500 plus lbs on the ball isn't extreme on a 32BHDS. It is a LOT of camper.

OP, sounds like you're on the right track looking at 3/4's. I will add this. Consider a long bed truck. The extra wheel base will make a huge difference when there's 35ft of trailer behind you.

Agreed!
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