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Old 03-15-2016, 05:25 PM   #1
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Eagle HT 29.5/ Ram 2500

I just got my new truck Ram 2500 6.7 Diesel
6 speed 68rfe.
3.42 rear axle/ Anti spin.

Near future I'm looking to get the Jayco Eagle HT 29.5
Will I be good to go truck wise....?

Would not mind hear from people with similar set up and FW

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Old 03-15-2016, 05:29 PM   #2
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Mike, you can pull a house with that truck.
You have plenty of pulling power, and your ready for future heavier upgrades.
Good decision.
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Old 03-15-2016, 05:47 PM   #3
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Your only potential for problem will be the bed height and if you can get the trailer leveled. From what I understand Rams are the tallest of the big 3.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #4
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I've got the RAM 2500 Cummins Diesel. I pull a 34' 27RLS with a fully loaded water tank (80 gallons), and a pickup bed full of stuff (generators, extra gas, etc etc) ....up 6-7% inclines like it's nothing.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:12 PM   #5
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Your only potential for problem will be the bed height and if you can get the trailer leveled. From what I understand Rams are the tallest of the big 3.
X2. I'm slightly nose high, and IIRC the HT is about 2" lower than the Eagle.
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:20 PM   #6
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I have a 3500 and a 34 ft Eagle. ( 30.5 RLS )

Same power train - you won't have any problem pulling it, in fact, your gonna have a whole lot of fun , likely passing other trucks on the road.

If your new Ram has the receiver holes in the bed that supports the hitch, you can also count on anotheR 2 inches of height.

I am nose high, but not had any problems towing in the past two seasons.

Congrats on a nice setup. Good choice!
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Adding that I also have air bags on the rear of the 3500 just to level up the truck with the 1700lbs of tongue weight. Without them , the 5er would likely be level, but I would rather have the 5er nose high and the truck frame level with weight distributed forward to the ft wheels of the Ram

What's the payload capacity of your 2500 compared to the tongue weight?

You may want to consider bags on the rear
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Old 03-15-2016, 06:28 PM   #8
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Make sure that you order the 16" wheel and tire option, as your trailer's nose will most likely be higher than the rear. The question, here, is how high?

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I just got my new truck Ram 2500 6.7 Diesel
6 speed 68rfe.
3.42 rear axle/ Anti spin.

Near future I'm looking to get the Jayco Eagle HT 29.5
Will I be good to go truck wise....?

Would not mind hear from people with similar set up and FW

Thanks for all replys
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Make sure that you order the 16" wheel and tire option, as your trailer's nose will most likely be higher than the rear. The question, here, is how high?
Can the springs go lowers in the holes for him too?
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Can the springs go lowers in the holes for him too?
I'm thinking That buys us another 2 inches up behind the axel, but won't translate to 2 inches down in the ft. May get an inch? (Pivot point is not in the center)

I've thought about doing this, and it's pretty simple to do, but never had a problem being nose high with my combination
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