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RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Still a typo. There is no 5.8l hemi. It’s a 5.7l in the Ram 1500. Yep... 5.7L V8 eTorque Hey... I was only .1L off... that's not much. :)
SonnieP 11/16/20 05:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Your 1500 Ram can tow a 5th wheel trailer but it would be a small one. Those that say a 1/2 ton truck can't/shouldn't tow a 5th wheel trailer. They are not all the same size. GVWR can go up to 8600 gvwr but more importantly RAWR up to 6000 lbs depending on truck brands/year models. You have the truck so like all truckers you need front and rear axle weights, after loading hitch/folks/junk, to know how much capacity you have to work with which I would bet is going to be close to that 1612 lb payload numbers. I would stay under 8000 lbs max "gross" TT weight for a more relaxing operation on long day trips. The 5.7 Hemi at 395 hp/410 torque coupled with the 3.90 rear axle ratio sure won't have any issues pulling a 8k trailer. You mention a 5.8 etorque engine. Is that a typo ?? Thanks for the info... and yes... it's a 5.8L Hemi with the eTorque.
SonnieP 11/16/20 12:36pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Probably should move this to the travel trailer forum now. We were originally looking at travel trailers and my friend got us side-tracked on 5th wheels. IF we got back to considering a travel trailer. I am curious as to what we can safely pull with my truck. I was mistaken on the payload... transposed the numbers. Sticker in door well shows 1612lbs. 1612lbs to start. -400 - my wife and I -100 - tool box with a few tools (I can pick it up easily) -200 - other stuff in the truck (sub box, running boards, etc) -150 - ? truck hitch weight 762lbs - is what the trailer hitch weight can be - am I calculating this correctly? We will have some clothes in the trailer... no water... a couple of lounge chairs, hoses, cables, a few dishes, and some food. We'll add a Dishmate for our Dish satellite. So if I am safely at about 600-700lbs hitch weight... how do I calculate what the weight of the trailer can be? We definitely would not want to be over about 26ft for safety reasons. Regards, Sonnie
SonnieP 11/16/20 10:39am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Not that it matters for a 5th wheel, but I transposed the numbers on the payload. The sticker on the door well is 1612lbs... NOT 1162. We started out looking at travel trailers and let my friend convince me to go the fifth wheel route. If we decided to go with a TT, what should I look for to safely tow? Tongue weight and overall weight? Regards, Sonnie
SonnieP 11/16/20 09:27am Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

Yep... my wife and I both said we can wait a few years. It would mean wasting more money that is feasible at this point. I trade trucks about every 2-3 years, and it's moving along pretty fast at this point in life. I had suspicions... this confirms them. Regards, Sonnie
SonnieP 11/15/20 04:29pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Fifth Wheel Purchase

My RAWR is 4100. My door label shows 1162lb payload, so I don't think I'd be able to pull any 5th wheel, unless I'm missing something. The Jayco we were admiring is as follows: Unloaded Vehicle Weight (lbs) View Definition 7980 Dry Hitch Weight (lbs) View Definition 1495 Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (lbs) View Definition 9995 Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) 12995 Cargo Carrying Capacity (lbs) View Definition 2015 I think we'd be asking for trouble.
SonnieP 11/15/20 03:57pm Fifth-Wheels
Fifth Wheel Purchase

My wife and I are looking for a fifth wheel we can pull with our 2020 Ram 1500 crew cab... 5.8 eTorque, 4x4 with 3.90 gear... supposedly can pull close to 12K. We have been looking at the Keystone Cougar Half-Ton 25RES and the Jayco Eagle HT 24RE... somewhat similar in floorplan that we like, and keeping the price under $40K. Have not really looked much elsewhere, but would be open to suggestions. I did not want to post this in one of the brand forums because it might not be fair to one brand over the other. I was unable to find out much about how the Keystone is built, but Jayco puts a good bit of info on their site about the features of their units. I like the idea of the Nev-R-Adjust® Brakes that the Jayco has... their Laminated Wall Construction... ClimateShield... and the fully enclosed and heated underbelly. Keystone may have similar features, but apparently not as advertised, with the exception of ClimateGuard. The reviews are somewhat of a "wow"... could not believe all the poor reviews I am reading of both brands. There does seem to be more poor reviews for Keystone than Jayco, although it seems like each have their share of issues. Curious if anyone has these particular units, or maybe if I can simply hear from owners of these brands and/or models. No offense, but not knowing what participation and ownership of these models is like in the various RV forums, you may see this cross posted in another forum. Regards, Sonnie
SonnieP 11/15/20 01:15pm Fifth-Wheels
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