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Old 05-02-2014, 12:30 PM   #1
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Will I have issues with 1T TV and HT fifth?

My 2014 Ram 3500 Megacab came in yesterday, so now I need to decide on the rig behind it. The Eagle HT 29.5BHDS fits the bill perfectly for us (length, double queen beds in back) and price is good, but I am concerned about getting the thing to ride level with my truck. I "think" I can only get 15 inch wheels on the Eagle HT...these new 3500's sit up a good bit too.

Do you think I would have "too much" truck for the HT fifth? Pin weight is only maybe 2000lbs (GVWR of 10k). My payload sticker shows 4034 on the door The combination of not a lot of pin weight to settle the truck down, and the smaller tires is what has me concerned. What do you all think??
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If the height is an issue, why not lift the FW?
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:43 PM   #3
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axles are already flipped I think...not real keen on having someone take a welder to a brand new fifth to add a subframe or something...if that is the case I just as well look at a bigger, heavier fifth...unless there is another easier way to do it (if necessary)
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Oh I see....
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Old 05-02-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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I pulled my HT for two years with it sitting high in the front. The two problems I experienced in doing this were 1) I had to unhook if I pulled in for the night and 2) I lost a lot of water out of my fresh water tank. Otherwise it seemed to pull and handle OK. It's not any ideal situation and it seems to be a fairly common problem with the HTs.
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Does the ht series come with 15 or 16 inch wheels?
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15 inch wheels lower your truck
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15 inch wheels lower your truck
ok thanks. Lowering a brand new truck just to tow a camper isnt going to happen. Looks like I will look at heavier (16 inch wheels) rigs. Thanks for the clarification on wheel size. For some reason I thought 16 inch wheels were an option, but I dont see it listed anywhere except on the eagle line.
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Mine has 15" rims.
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Old 05-03-2014, 08:59 AM   #10
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the reason I mentioned lowering the truck is that dodge seems to think that you need a foot of clearance between wheels and fender making the truck so tall that you need a step ladder(haha) to get in it sorry about the first post it wasn't meant to be sarcastic good luck with what ever trailer you choose
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