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Old 01-01-2016, 05:15 PM   #1
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Can truck pull our TT to Tenessee?

We have a 2013 Dodge Ram 5.7 liter hemi and a 2015 Jayco JayFlight 28BHBE. We would like to take a vacation in the spring to the smokey mountains in Tennessee. The tt weights around 6800 lbs. We are concerned that it would be too taxing on our truck. We have pulled the trailer to the Wisconsin Dell, but I realize Tennessee is completely different terrain. Any thoughtsare greatly appreciated. We don't want to do damage to our vehicle.
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Old 01-01-2016, 06:36 PM   #2
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https://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_...wing.Specs.pdf

The above link may help as you didn't state which model, rear end gears etc.

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I'm a huge fan of weighing the TV and TT to find out what the weights are and compare them to the max weights found on the load sticker found on the driver's side door jamb and how the WDH is dialed in. I would expect that if you are within the weight limits of the TV then you would be good to go.
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I had a 2012 Ram with the 5.7. It was a killer on gas, maybe 9-10 mpg with no load. A friend of mine towed a large boat from Florida back to NJ with the 5.7 and got 6mpg.
I hated the mileage so much I traded it for the exact same truck with the CTD engine. Got around 14mpg towing my 36REQS from NY home.
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Gears? So we can correctly advise.
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The CAT Scale is your friend.
He always says that. And he's right. When you weigh the rig you need to have the load, people, full tank, gear, etc., that will ride in the truck as well as all the stuff that will be in the TT. 6800 sounds a little light for a trailer that publishes 6135 dry weight. That figure is almost always less than it weighed when you bought it. Maybe someone will post a link on how to properly weigh your rig.
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Yep, I agree......, hit the CAT scale under loaded conditions. The CAT results will tell you everything you need to know.

CAT scale how-to: https://www.jaycoowners.com/forums/f3...v-tt-3871.html

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He always says that. And he's right.
Yup, I do say that a lot. Thanks, cekk. It's just what I think. 1 HTT and 1 5th, I've weighed both and have learned something both times. We've owned the 5th for about 2 yrs and I've begun to think it's time to hit the scales again (I've collected more "stuff" and am curious what it's done to my numbers).
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Yup, I do say that a lot. Thanks, cekk. It's just what I think. 1 HTT and 1 5th, I've weighed both and have learned something both times. We've owned the 5th for about 2 yrs and I've begun to think it's time to hit the scales again (I've collected more "stuff" and am curious what it's done to my numbers).
X2 I am the say way. You accumulate stuff you just don't realize. I am a believer that you cannot weigh too many times, almost like checking the air pressure in your tires. We live out in the country and have a agriculture scale for a peanut co-op that is only about 6 miles from us. Yes, that is 12 miles out of the way round trip but it sure gives me piece of mind! They leave their scales on 24/7 and gave me the ok to weigh my unit any time. I do not do it during their busy season during hours they are open, usually take it in on a Sunday. I just like knowing what I'm hauling behind this big Dodge Cummins!
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