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Old 04-01-2015, 12:55 PM   #1
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Wife and I just bought a 2015 Jayco 26.5RLS, plan on towing it with a Ram 1500 with a 5.7L HEME anyone have any thoughts. It has towed our Nash
with not much trouble.
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:17 PM   #2
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Congrats - first thing you need is the real gross vehicle weight as shipped from factory - label on side of the trailer


Also get Tung weight


2nd: from your Ram side door, the GVW limits and payload limit


Get those, then this forum will jump right in
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Old 04-01-2015, 01:24 PM   #3
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Quick internet search say your dodge has a max load of 8900 ( 2011 ram 1500 )


Eagle 26.5RLS GVW is 7100 dry & 9950 Loaded


I'm not sure I would be towing that close to the limits
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My Ram is equipped with extra tow package rated to tow 11500lb. 1800lb gvw over the rear wheels.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:11 PM   #5
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what's the tongue weight of the 5er


(following taken from web site)


Knowing and understanding GVWR is important to towing because it tells you explicitly the maximum weight of passengers and cargo you can safely carry in your truck or SUV. GVWR is the total combined weight of truck, including all passengers, fuel, fluids and cargo. GVWR is constant and does not change, regardless of what you tow. It’s engineered in when the vehicle is manufactured.

Because tongue weight must be included in the GVWR, you will need to know how much weight capacity you need to have “left over” for when you hook up your trailer.

For example, if you have a 5,000-pound truck with a 6,200 pound GVWR, you can safely carry 1,200 pounds in the vehicle. If you are towing a trailer with a 300-pound tongue weight, the amount of passengers and gear you can carry decreases to 900 pounds. Simple, right?

To be sure you choose the right tow vehicle, you must find the vehicle with a tow rating high enough to meet your needs. It’s usually a good idea to get a bit more capacity than what your currents needs are. But at the very least, be certain the towed load and tongue weight are within your vehicle’s capacity.
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Old 04-01-2015, 02:12 PM   #6
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Littleton Colorado?
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Generally, a 20% margin is suggested - the below link is a good calculator to enter all the data about your trailer, truck and expected cargo


Travel Trailer Weight Calculator
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Tonque weight of the new 5er is 1300lb
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I still think your pushing it
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