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Old 09-06-2013, 12:08 AM   #1
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Retiring soon and we are looking for a early to mid 80s 28 to 31 foot. I have a 2005 Dodge Ram with Hemi. Heavy duty shocks - question is will this unit pull a trailer like that fine or should I consider getting a 2500 - really don't want to as I love the truck. Thanks

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Old 09-06-2013, 12:43 AM   #2
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The trailer you are looking at is under 6000 lbs. We towed our 1981 27 excella with a half ton Suburban no problem. We got a 3/4 ton Suburban because I liked the color better and my husband wanted 3/4 ton, we both won that one.

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Old 09-07-2013, 12:37 AM   #3
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Thanks - what weight would you say I would have to have to have to get a 3/4 ton? I appreciate your comments
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Old 09-07-2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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It depends on your usage.

Are you going to full-time or just take it out to the campground on weekends. Are you planning on crossing the Rockies or are you going to stay in the flatlands? Are you a camper or do you prefer to have your house with you?

The mid-80's trailers are light, we own one ourselves. If you don't pack your truck with the kitchen sink, you should be just fine. If you plan on carrying generators, water, gas, bikes, dogs etc then a larger truck might be an idea.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:13 PM   #5
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The half-ton Ram should do OK generally speaking. HOWEVER, without knowing the differential(s) gear ratio the previous opinion is not unqualified. What you will be towing requires at least 3.73 gears IMHO. If you really like the truck the gears can be changed (if necessary). Its been a lot of years since I had one changed so I can't tell you a price.
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Old 09-07-2013, 12:17 PM   #6
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Thanks. We will be sort of in between but large hills and mountains will be involved. We will travel a lot out west and are planning a cross country next august. I will look into a 2500 I think and see what I can do - it just seems to be best to have a little extra rather than a little short of what you need. Thanks again and love you trailer - have you renovated it yet? Looks good.

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