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Old 06-09-2013, 04:05 AM
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I tow a 24 ft tt with my 2013 1500 QC Express. My trailer is 5000# fully loaded. Tow rating 8700# Cargo capacity is any thing on or in the truck other than full fluids and a 150# DRIVER.
You will need a Weight distributing hitch, no way around it. Not a Ram thing, all 1/2 tons need them.
Air bags do not at all perform the same function, with bags all the tongue weight is still only on your rear axle and the area behind the axle. Looks pretty but really no function. WDH does exactly what it says, distributes the weight along the whole chassis,which not only eliminates sag,but returns weight to the front axle. Makes for an incredibly stable towing platform. With a trailer that long you will also need sway control.
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