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Old 03-29-2016, 09:23 AM   #11
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Axle ratio may be a slight issue, especially in any mountains. I suggest transmission and filter changes earlier than factory specs because of towing.

That's what I plan to do. Expensive if you have the 8 speed but cheaper than a new tranny.

I have a 2015 jeep grand cherokee V6 diesel with the 8 speed tranny. I plan on transmission service every 40K miles or so for piece of mind. Over kill, maybe.

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Old 03-29-2016, 07:40 PM   #12
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I have the same setup 27DSRL with 14 Ram 1500 5.7 w3.21. The 8 speed works nicely when pulling. Just leave it in tow/haul mode and you will be fine. In hilly terrains I sometimes manually dropped it to 4th gear. I have logged around 3K miles with no issues. Averaged 12mpg no exceeding 60mph. Payload was not an issue account I travelled light. Keep most of the items in the trailer. I used the Blue Ox sway pro WDH, performed well.
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Old 03-29-2016, 09:41 PM   #13
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And when you buy a weight distribution system, be sure to specify that your coupler is underslung so that you get the right parts and don't have such an issue releasing tension
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Old 04-07-2016, 04:14 PM   #14
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The axle ratio won't be an issue with your 8 speed transmission. Don't worry about that. Power and breaking will likely be fine too.

Payload will be the only limiting factor in what you can tow comfortably. What is your payload from your doorjamb yellow sticker?

Ram pickups tend to be a little low on payload but if it is just you and one other passenger you will likely be fine.

Looks like payload ranges from ~1200 to 1400lbs based on trim package. Tongue weight for that trailer will likely be around 900lbs. Hopefully you are closer to 1400lbs payload....

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Old 04-13-2016, 07:40 AM   #15
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I have a 2015 27DSRL and tow with my '91 Ford Bronco which is a short, short F-150. Because of the short wheelbase I use the Pro Pride hitch and love it. Towed 4K miles last summer without any trailer sway. My Bronco came with 3.55:1 which was way too high for towing and re-geared to 4.56:1. Which works perfect for my combo we traveled through the Eisenhower Tunnel, CO at 11,013' at a decent 45 - 50 mph.
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I have a 2015 27DSRL and tow with my '91 Ford Bronco which is a short, short F-150. Because of the short wheelbase I use the Pro Pride hitch and love it. Towed 4K miles last summer without any trailer sway. My Bronco came with 3.55:1 which was way too high for towing and re-geared to 4.56:1. Which works perfect for my combo we traveled through the Eisenhower Tunnel, CO at 11,013' at a decent 45 - 50 mph.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:19 PM   #17
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I'll cheat to save time, and refer y'all to this:

https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...ton-15074.html

And, see my most recent post on how well we like our newest TV, a diesel.

Remember to visit your nearby CAT scale to be sure of ALL the weights, too. I found it quite distressing to learn that the 1/2 ton truck I thought ever-so-capable with 7000 lbs of GVWR weighed 6400 lbs by itself, with me and a buddy, a full tank of gas; and none of the stuff we'd typically pile in the back of the truck for a typical run with the RV. Just throwing the tongue weight of the new TT onto the truck's WDH put the rig over the recommended limits. NOT a problem in easy tows; potentially very problematic in troublesome tows. To paraphrase Outlaw Josey Wales, a TV driver's gotta know his limits!
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Old 05-18-2016, 05:21 PM   #18
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I will be towing my 27ft Whitehawk DSRL to Alaska from New Jersey. TV is a 2010 F-150 Lariat Screw with full tow package. Did it a few years ago with a Jayco FB22 with no probs.
Have towed the new trailer From NJ to Florida then to NOLA. Also Towed from NJ to Nova Scotia no probs. One difference on the upcoming trip is I will have a Honda EU3000 genny sitting on the bed of the truck.
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We just bought a 27 DSRL (loaded with usual gear) and pulled it home through a very mountainous drive with our 2010 F150. It handled the trailer with no problems whatsoever.

I admit, I was worried how the truck would handle the additional 3 feet in length and 800lbs in overall weight from our 24FBS, but it really isn't a problem at all.
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We just bought a 27 DSRL (loaded with usual gear) and pulled it home through a very mountainous drive with our 2010 F150. It handled the trailer with no problems whatsoever.

I admit, I was worried how the truck would handle the additional 3 feet in length and 800lbs in overall weight from our 24FBS, but it really isn't a problem at all.
How was the fuel consumption in the mountains?
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