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Old 01-19-2015, 08:11 AM   #21
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These are quick and dirty snapshots of the Ram 1500/ 27.5 RLTS weights/allowances, and my sources:


Ram 1500: http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/
Jayco: http://www.jayco.com/products/fifth-...le-ht/275rlts/
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:14 AM   #22
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For some reason I'm not able to continue (nor edit) that previous post, but the basic answers are that at very max the Ram is rated for less than 1950 pounds cargo (generally the smaller/lighter engines with 2wd) while the Jayco has a starting unloaded pin weight of nearly 1300 pounds.

Of note is that pin weight is only 12%, not the minimum needed, and quite a bit less than the recommended 25%.

It is not about how much these vehicles can pull, it's about how much of that weight they can carry without eventual damage to the axles.
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It would appear that the "weight police" have hijacked this thread. Pretty sure the OP wasn't asking if his truck was capable of pulling his camper, he is asking about the proper hitch setup. No better way to run a person off from a site than to start criticizing them, or their equipment, when they come here looking for information.
He already owns the truck and trailer so weight discussions aren't needed here.
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Than you!
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Old 01-19-2015, 08:43 AM   #25
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Not trying to ruin anyones experience, just inform them about the missing numbers so they can make a knowledgeable purchase. Too many folks listen to only two numbers: what the mfgr says their vehicle can pull and the unloaded weight of these campers.

Salesmanship 101, present only the very best numbers.
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:30 AM   #26
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Thank you all for your responses. Thats a lot of answers for my 1st question in this forum!
From what i gather, this might be too much trailer for my truck. I was aware that it was borderline but Im not overly concerned as we are mainly weekend camping warriors and usually stick close to home.
Still trying to find the best 5thWheel set up.
I am leaning towards the Reese Elite (for no rails in bed) and Sidewinder but I am not sure it will give me enough clearance. Was hoping someone had a similar set up.
Another option that i just discovered is the SuperGlide Hitch shown here:
Not sure about that one though!

I am going to keep searching but I no doubt need a slider or sidewinder.
Let me know if anyone else has a different set up for the short bed.
Cheers and thanks again!
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I too pull a Jayco Eagle 5th wheel with an Ecoboost and it pulls great and I am not overloaded according to the scales. I use the SuperGlide hitch.
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Hopefully you carrying 15%-25% of the loaded trailer weight on the pin.
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Yes and thanks so much for all of your INFO on this subject.
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Another doing almost the same thing. We however have the 6.5' bed with the Sidewinder. Bare minimum of what you need. You can consider a slider hitch, which would be greatly preferred with your box, but you pay a weight penalty for all of them, and as others have pointed out, you are already very close, if not over, to maxed out on weight.
The Sidewinder works great on ours, but I can't assure you that it would make up for the foot less in bed length that you have.....
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