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epcolumbus

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I am looking for a truck camper to put on my 2019 Ram 1500 quad cab 5.7 hemi PU truck. I am getting conflicting payload capacities from 1,793 to 1,950 lbs. The truck camper weighs 1,280 lbs. Will this work? Anyone else use this truck with a similar weight of camper? Looking for help.

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epcolumbus wrote:

I am looking for a truck camper to put on my 2019 Ram 1500 quad cab 5.7 hemi PU truck. I am getting conflicting payload capacities from 1,793 to 1,950 lbs. T


Check the stickers in the door jamb - do they show the payload for your truck?


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Posted: 12/01/19 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The TC weighs 1280 lb. Now load the TC all up and now its maybe 1800-2000 lbs. Now add people and other gear stuff you carry in the truck. Now the truck may have well over 2k+ lbs on the rear axle.
A 1500 Ram truck has a 4100 rawr and the rear axle may weigh in the 2400-2500 lb range leaving the truck with approx 1600 lb in the bed payload.
IMO a lighter weight truck camper is needed especially for the 1500 Rams soft coil spring rear suspension.


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Regardless of the debate that will ensue here....
A coil sprung Ram 1500 is not a good chassis design for carrying high center of gravity loads.
If you do go forward with it, plan on airbags (the only option for Rams with coils, and don't use the in-spring coils, get the external mounted ones), best sway bar you can get and heavier tires. And keep the weight to an absolute min in the camper, which sort of defeats the purpose of an RV.
Just my 2c.


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160 lbs won't make much of a difference.


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Ram 1500 with a TC made Truck Camper Magazines calendar for 2020..

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Sorry, ep, but you bought the wrong truck for a truck camper. My new Silverado is nearly identical but purchased to pull a 5200 pound loaded/wet TT.


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there should have been a letter in your glove box with the manufactures recommendations. you can find a copy of that same recommendation Here


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The truck camper weighs 1280 lbs, my question is, what weight is that. The advertised dry weight of a similar model leaving the factory OR the specific unit with options installed or with battery(ies), full propane, maybe water OR your own unit ready to go with clothes, food camping gear etc, scaled weight.
Don't forget that trucks payload includes whatever is put into the cab, starting with 2? people (x150) would automatically reduce the capacity 1950 -300 to 1650 lbs.

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