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Posted: 07/17/21 05:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well sold the class A Winnebago, and bought a new torque t285 and a 2021 ram 3500 with the Cummins. Getting the weight distribution correct took me forever. Fully loaded my tongue weight is 1500 lbs. I’m so glad I didn’t get the 3/4 ton I had ordered. I’ve towed back and forth weighing it and it seems to tow fine. We are going to sturgis and that will be our first real trip with the new toys. Here I’ll give my weight just so you can see. Front 5240, rear 5040, and trailer 10,000. On to the toy hauler. We got it home and noticed some things needed fixing. Both recliners had all the screws falling out. I fixed that. The happijac had some loose hardware. I also fixed that. The radio is possessed, it comes on and off when ever it wants. lol. That will be fixed by dealer. Over all we are very happy with the camper. We just realize it’s not the same quality as our Winnebago. I love my truck. Never had a diesel before. Wow it’s powerful.


2021 Ram 3500. Torque t285 toy hauler

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Congratulations! Please post rig pictures.


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Posted: 07/17/21 01:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ll try

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Yup I can’t post a picture. It wants some url thing. I’m real good at copying and pasting, but that’s it lol. Hey I can paste my YouTube video. https://youtu.be/rpAx8do7ci8

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A new T285 just pulled in yesterday where we’re camping. It’s a nice looking camper!
Congrats. And your truck will have zero issue pulling it.
Pulling our same size camper with too big of tires and too high of gears and it holds 5th gear everywhere except 5%+ grades.
Tows arrow straight too (no wdh). But it should with all that tongue weight! Lol


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Very cool. I was wondering if I should even use the weight distribution hitch. It seems kind of bumpy the way I have it set up now.

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Viken wrote:

Very cool. I was wondering if I should even use the weight distribution hitch. It seems kind of bumpy the way I have it set up now.


She’s heavy up front for sure. I put airbags on but I have a coil spring truck. I’d think a new 3500 would probably just level out nicely with 1500lbs tongue weight.

I got a wdh with it that doesn’t fit my truck and bags were cheaper, easier and more useful for me.

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It looks real good. I’m just wondering if gaining 20lbs on the front is ok.

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Sounds like a nice rig. I would only caution that I would never count on the dealer to fix anything and would be prepared to fix it myself or look to reputable repair sources.

In the case of the radio, take it to the local car stereo shop and pay out of pocket.

Certainly give the dealer an opportunity but don't be surprised if they fail.

Your truck should have no trouble pulling the trailer.


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Well at the campsite. I’m glad I have two ac’s. One of them is not blowing air. I’m guessing the fan came loose. At least that’s what I think. I’ll have to look tomorrow.

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