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Old 01-28-2013, 01:47 AM
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Our family picked up our first RV today. It's a used 2010 Bullet 294BHS, spec'd at 5500 lb. dry.

Haven't weighed it, but I didn't forget it was behind me on the 500km drive home. Looks like I was getting 9 mpg / 25 L/100 km @ 100 km/h on Alberta primary highways.(winter fuel)

I adjusted the basic Reese WDH chains from the setting the previous own suggested and that helped with the 'heaving'. Sway wasn't bad, but did notice semis sucked me in a bit.

Will be looking at air bags because the few trucks that I passed flashed me... The Morimoto MH1 HID projectors were aiming a bit high.

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That 5500 lbs is dry weight, add appliances propane tanks batteries etc.....u might be close to your max for that truck. Dry weight can be tricky, take your TT and truck through a scale.... u may be surprised.
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That's a good looking rig dude. Congrats and happy camping.
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Nice rig, congrats on the purchase. As posted the actual weight is likely more. If you live in Calgary, there is a free unmanned highway scale on the 2A south of Calgary on the way to Okotoks (take Macleod south out of calgary it's on the right hand side about 10 km out of town).
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I installed air bags on my 09 and it made a big difference. Leveled the truck out and stopped excessive tire wear. If you tow much you will experience cupping of the front and rear tires without bags. I have towed 25000 miles now right at capacity- 7020# loaded. Large trucks next to you will take the air off the side of any trailer and create a slight sway. Just expect it to happen and you will be OK. And make sure you get a weight on the trailer loaded to verify your not to heavy.
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That's a good looking rig dude. Congrats and happy camping.
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I installed air bags on my 09 and it made a big difference. Leveled the truck out and stopped excessive tire wear. If you tow much you will experience cupping of the front and rear tires without bags. I have towed 25000 miles now right at capacity- 7020# loaded. Large trucks next to you will take the air off the side of any trailer and create a slight sway. Just expect it to happen and you will be OK. And make sure you get a weight on the trailer loaded to verify your not to heavy.
Thanks! I'm pretty excited for the upcoming season. The Airbags are on the list.

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Nice rig, congrats on the purchase. As posted the actual weight is likely more. If you live in Calgary, there is a free unmanned highway scale on the 2A south of Calgary on the way to Okotoks (take Macleod south out of calgary it's on the right hand side about 10 km out of town).
I was watching for a scale but since we live towards Brooks we turned off on the #1. Do you know if anyone can pull into the manned DOT stations?


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That 5500 lbs is dry weight, add appliances propane tanks batteries etc.....u might be close to your max for that truck. Dry weight can be tricky, take your TT and truck through a scale.... u may be surprised.
I'll be weighing the trailer as soon as I get a chance, will post the actual weight vs. the ULVW that is advertised.
That being said, I would be suprised if I am actually close to the RAMS's max weight. I checked and the truck is rated for 9,800 max trailer. My truck is a SPORT HEMI with 3.92 gears.
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Sweet looking trailer. I've been shopping for one as well lately, haven't found exactly what I want but it will likely be a Bullet or Passport 28-29' unit in the 5000-5500lb dry range. I also have the 3.92 gears so have lots of capacity, but good to know that it tows the Bullet trailer well.
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Those Keystone bullets are excellent trailers, my dealership has been selling them for several years, one of my preferred models.
The problem I have noticed with the new rams with rear coil suspension (if this model has it) is that they do have a sagging problem with these size trailers. You do need a very good weight distribution with sway control set up. If needed, air bags too. When hauling it is always better to be over-safe, because if that trailer loses controls, then the truck will be going with it.

Excellent buy though, very nice rig, Looks like single slide, front bedroom, mid kitchen with table and couch on the slide, bathroom and then bunk beds at the back?
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Those Keystone bullets are excellent trailers, my dealership has been selling them for several years, one of my preferred models.
The problem I have noticed with the new rams with rear coil suspension (if this model has it) is that they do have a sagging problem with these size trailers. You do need a very good weight distribution with sway control set up. If needed, air bags too. When hauling it is always better to be over-safe, because if that trailer loses controls, then the truck will be going with it.

Excellent buy though, very nice rig, Looks like single slide, front bedroom, mid kitchen with table and couch on the slide, bathroom and then bunk beds at the back?
Actually two slides. My wife wanted a bunk room, and the swivel television setup. This on has both, with a second sofa bed in the bunk room. The second slide houses the sofa bed in the bunk room.

This is our first RV and we didn't want to upgrade in a year or two.
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