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RE: Opinion on Weights

Thanks for all the opinions. It seemed to drive nice but I did not go far. Being in Canada we don’t really start camping for another few weeks. I think I’ll leave it as currently set for now and see how it goes.
HydrogenCyanide 04/15/21 05:39pm Towing
Opinion on Weights

I had a cougar 28rbs and a 2017 f150 ecoboost for several years. This combination seems to be perfect. Last year we upgraded to a Sportrek Touring 312VBH. It was 3 feet longer and weighed about 1500 pounds more. Not a big deal.........or so we thought. It was a nightmare towing as the trailer would push the truck around. Power was fine, it was the stability. We now just trader in the truck for a 2017 ram 2500 diesel. This truck sits almost a foot higher than my old truck so I have to completely re-adjust my equalizer hitch. Went to get weighed and the following are my weights. Truck Only- Front- 5000lbs Rear- 3400 With Trailer and no Bars Front- 4480 Rear- 5200 Trailer- 7120 With Trailer and Bars Front- 4660 Rear- 4960 Trailer- 7200 I seem to have lost 20 pounds between the two weights. Not sure how that happened, but whatever. I had the bars in the bed of the truck so the total weight should not have changed. I am re-distrubuting enough wait? I can see that my tongue weight it pretty high which was likely the issue with the F150. Should I adjust the hitch or am I good to go. Does anyone see any issues with Tow vehicle trailer combination and these weights?
HydrogenCyanide 03/28/21 08:17pm Towing
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

Loving the truck so far. Won't be towing trailer until May timeframe, but I did tow my two place snowmobile trailer last weekend which is about 2000 pounds fully loaded and I couldn't even tell it was there :)
HydrogenCyanide 02/17/21 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

I think I figured it out. Here she is https://imgur.com/9Gbm2b3
HydrogenCyanide 02/08/21 08:21am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

I pulled the trigger. I pick her up on Wednesday. I'd post a picture but I can't figure out how :)
HydrogenCyanide 02/08/21 08:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

I’m leaving now to go drive it. Thanks for everyone’s input. I definitely do not need a 3500 for what I use it for and I have no plans to upgrade in the future. The part I struggle with is paying $20k more for a truck that is same year and same mileage as existing truck. I do get that I am getting a much more capable truck. The Chevy/GMV around here are impossible to find and usually any extra $15k more than the dodge.
HydrogenCyanide 02/06/21 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Opinion on Truck Reliability

I'm going to drive it tomorrow. Its about 80 miles away. The pictures look great. I'm sure my current trailer will be way under its limit. Any things to look out for with the 2017 Dodge and Cummins combination?
HydrogenCyanide 02/05/21 03:42pm Tow Vehicles
Opinion on Truck Reliability

I upgraded travel trailer last year and the new trailer weighs approximately 8000lbs. I've been towing with a 2017 3.5l ecoboost. The power has been great....no issues there but I have felt uncomfortable on the highway. The trailer throws the truck around. 3/4 tonne is the answer but I don't have brand new 3/4 tonne kind of money right now. I am looking at a 2017 Ram Laramie Cummins which I can get after trade for about 20k more. Any insight into this truck. It has 110,000 KM (70,000 miles). Is this truck and engine reliable? It is a well equipped Laramie. Any thoughts or insight would be appreciated.
HydrogenCyanide 02/05/21 03:08pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Towing Advice

Thanks for all of the advice. I think my best course of action is to go proper scales and try some adjustments there. If no improvement then it looks like I'm going to need to invest in a bigger truck.
HydrogenCyanide 01/17/21 12:17pm Towing
Towing Advice

I have a 2017 3.5L Ecoboost. Per the door sticker, its payload is 1670 pounds. I have always used a Equalizer hitch Prior to this past summer I had a 2014 28RBS Cougar that had Dry Weight of 6700 pounds and a hitch weight of 955 pounds. This combination towed perfectly. Close to 6000 miles without an issue. This summer we purchased a 2020 Sporttrek Touring312VBH. Dry Weight of 7800 pounds and hitch weight of 1,020 pounds. Using same tow vehicle and same hitch. The experience towing between the two is night and day difference. The dealer re-setup the hitch but that may be where my issue is. Nothing to do with power, I just feel much less stable and feel the trailer tossing me all of the road. Could it be the hitch? Would I be better of going to an Anderson? Could the hitch just need further adjustments? Is this relatively minor increase in trailer size enough to warrant me needing a larger tow vehicle? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks Marc
HydrogenCyanide 01/14/21 12:13pm Towing
Bay Of Fundy / Nova Scotia

Looking for some recommendations on campgrounds in this region of the East Coast. We are looking to explore a little over 10 days and stay 3-4 days at 3 different places. Looking for places with lots to see and lots to do. Thanks Marc
HydrogenCyanide 01/14/21 10:35am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
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