i would agree, based on those numbers—you should be fine.Well my tow capacity is 8000# payload is 1850# tufftruck springs....dry weight of camper 5500# hitch weight 600# wdh hitch... camping supples wife and myself 700# equally loaded. And we pull dru never with fluids in the camper... with those numbers i feel like im good.. but i may be wrong
Pulling a 38’ 5th wheel with ram 2500 crew cab, Cummins, 4x4.So i recently heard that pulling a larger camper is better off stability wise then pulling a smaller. So what size csmper do you have and what are you pulling it with. We are going from a 19ft expandable to a 31ft being towed by a 14 ram 1500 qc.
I have to agree with you. I had a flat bed trailer loaded with 4x8x8 shipping containers, I had to stop and rearrange them for weight placement. Dual axle with 60-70% between axles and hitch seem to do the best. I'd rather have a heavier weight on the hitch so that the weight is on the drive axle for driving in wet or icy weather, or even if there is wind.it’s really less about the length of the trailer and more about where the axles are on the trailer. longer trailers, generally speaking, are more stable because the axles are further back and spaced. they displace the load and tend to keep the trailer inline with the truck.
now, longer trailers can also handle worse, if the weight is not properly distributed. porpoising can occur, sway can occur, and bad things can happen.
My parents Owned and ran an RV business for 35 years and I grew up in Wyoming where most people tow large campers as well as many other things behind their trucks. You will get your stability from 2 primary things, one being the axle displacement (% Tongue weight) and ensuring that the trailer is a tandem axle. On most new trailers they have what is called a wide ride so the axle is wider and the spacing between each axle is greater hence it creates a more straighter path for the trailer to toe on and mitigates the potential for trailer sway. The other point were a lot of people mess up and I've seen a lot of wrecks growing up regardless of what they towed with, be that a light or heavy duty pickup, is when they tow without a weight distribution system as that balances a load and it has accessories to minimize sway caused by wind ext.So i recently heard that pulling a larger camper is better off stability wise then pulling a smaller. So what size csmper do you have and what are you pulling it with. We are going from a 19ft expandable to a 31ft being towed by a 14 ram 1500 qc.
I have a fifth wheel that is a little over 18,000 when fully loaded. When I first purchased the RV I towed it with a 2017 RAM 3500 single real wheel with the cummins 6.7L diesel. On the first trip out we encountered some strong winds that were hitting the RV from the side. I learned very quickly that the single rear wheel 3500 was not providing the stability that I felt comfortable with. I traded for the same truck (6.7L cummins, 2018) but in a dually and have been happy ever since. We have towed all across the west and encountered some serious winds in Utah and west Texas. The dually proved to be the best choice for me by providing improved stability and handling and the 6.7L cummins gives the feeling that the RV is not even there.You wrote you tow with a 1500 but there is a maroon 2500 with a Cummins in the picture. That is quite a difference.
That's my 2500, not sure how that ended up in his post.You wrote you tow with a 1500 but there is a maroon 2500 with a Cummins in the picture. That is quite a difference.