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Old 05-30-2019, 04:18 PM   #61
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Recently on the interstate I saw someone pulling a boat trailer at 80mph. That trailer had the skinniest tires. The boat was substantial. Because someone else does something doesnít mean I want to emulate it. Thatís a guy I want to (and did) stay away from.
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Old 05-30-2019, 08:53 PM   #62
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Hello,



New to this forum, please take it easy on me.



I've got a great problem, My wife is saying "when you gonna get the truck and airstream." She is pushing me because the weather is getting good



I'm about to pull the trigger on :



19 RAM 150 Limited with all the tow related options and 20" tires.

19 Airstream Globetrotter 25



I'm reading about issues with the tongue weight and a low payload specific to this RAM/AS combo.



adult - 200lbs

adult - 130lbs

3 toddlers - 100 lbs



We pack heavy.



I do not want to jump to 2500 due to size and features.



What do you guys think?


A guy in my office just snagged a 2019 Ram 1500 Longhorn and it is stunning! Itís all I can do to restrain myself from running out to find one in a 2500....

If you carry much of anything with you, I donít know that the 1500 will give you a lot of cargo capacity. May be ok, but a 2500 will likely give you some needed headroom.

Either way - Ram is doing some nice stuff - I was blown away by what I saw today. Good luck and happy camping!
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Old 05-30-2019, 11:01 PM   #63
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Picked up my truck yesterday. Went with a 19 ram 2500 cummins. I appreciate the advice! Itís a monster!

Today my 19 25í airstream globetrotter was delivered into my driveway

I will order a Hensley hitch and everything else I need tomorrow.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:23 AM   #64
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Picked up my truck yesterday. Went with a 19 ram 2500 cummins. I appreciate the advice! Itís a monster!



Today my 19 25í airstream globetrotter was delivered into my driveway



I will order a Hensley hitch and everything else I need tomorrow.


Congrats! First a guy at my office and now a forum member...the new Ram 2500 is calling me ....not sure Iím gonna answer
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:28 AM   #65
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Picked up my truck yesterday. Went with a 19 ram 2500 cummins. I appreciate the advice! Itís a monster!

Today my 19 25í airstream globetrotter was delivered into my driveway

I will order a Hensley hitch and everything else I need tomorrow.
Very nice. Congrats! ....and have fun.
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Old 05-31-2019, 04:42 AM   #66
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Congrats on both count! A new GT and new TV. Wow!

I know you will get much enjoyment from each of them!
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:15 AM   #67
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Recently on the interstate I saw someone pulling a boat trailer at 80mph. That trailer had the skinniest tires. The boat was substantial. Because someone else does something doesnít mean I want to emulate it. Thatís a guy I want to (and did) stay away from.
I saw something similar. It was a guy towing a huge boat on a flimsy trailer with four 300 hp outboards hanging off the back.

One thing about Airstreams is that they are very difficult to back-end load, resulting in a very stable tow.
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Old 05-31-2019, 05:35 AM   #68
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Even SOB trailers have WD systems and anti-sway of some sort. The ones that donít and tow on the ball are ones you see twitching from side to side as they go by at high speeds. I let them go by and hope I donít run into the debris they may leave when they get into trouble.

IMHO, depending on luck is not a good idea when you are towing a travel trailer with your family aboard the tow vehicle. Iíll spend the money and time to have a properly loaded and hitched rig that includes weight distribution and anti sway systems. Stuff I can replace. Itís real hard to replace family and pets.

And, as ĎMaxwell Smartí said it so well, ďEveryone is entitled to at least one fatal error.Ē Personally I take action to avoid that scenario.
You're towing with a Tacoma? Yes you need a w/d hitch and you should probably keep it under 50 mph. You wouldn't want to have to replace family and pets.
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Old 05-31-2019, 06:04 AM   #69
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Comparing construction and farm equipment trailering to travel trailers in this instance is ridiculous. Construction trailers and farm equipment trailers are rarely, if ever, towed any distance or at any speed. Together with the fact that they are frequently hitched and unhitched makes the use of WD somewhat impractical.

Travel trailers, on the other hand, are towed long distances at sustained highway speeds, making the use of WD more practical, comfortable and safe.

Your assertion that almost all trailers on the road being pulled by HD pickups are being towed on the ball is false. Most trailers on the road are 5th wheels and goosenecks. Similarly, your comment that only a few people with travel trailers use weight distribution is also false. While traveling extensively throughout Canada and the US, I can not recall the last time I saw someone towing a TT without WD.
If you're towing a 27 with an SUV then you definitely need a w/d hitch. Maybe even two w/d hitches.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:14 AM   #70
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If you're towing a 27 with an SUV then you definitely need a w/d hitch. Maybe even two w/d hitches.
So an 8000 lb. truck towing an 8000 lb. trailer is ok, but a 4000 lb. truck towing a 4000 lb. trailer is not? Please explain, or is this just another case of fact-free advice?
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:36 AM   #71
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So an 8000 lb. truck towing an 8000 lb. trailer is ok, but a 4000 lb. truck towing a 4000 lb. trailer is not? Please explain, or is this just another case of fact-free advice?
A 27 is a 7000-8000 lb trailer. You should not be trying to pull it with a 4000 lb tow vehicle, even with a w/d hitch.
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Old 05-31-2019, 09:40 AM   #72
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A 27 is a 7000-8000 lb trailer. You should not be trying to pull it with a 4000 lb tow vehicle, even with a w/d hitch.
Wrong quote on my part, mean to quote your post about a Tacoma towing a 22'.

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You're towing with a Tacoma? Yes you need a w/d hitch and you should probably keep it under 50 mph. You wouldn't want to have to replace family and pets.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:09 AM   #73
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A 27 is a 7000-8000 lb trailer. You should not be trying to pull it with a 4000 lb tow vehicle, even with a w/d hitch.
I know that you are not big on facts, so just a point of clarification. The 27FB is not a 7-8k lb trailer and my TV is not 4k lbs. Did you even bother to check the specs of my TT and TV? Do you even know what my TV is? As with all of your fiction fact posts, you obviously did not.
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Old 05-31-2019, 10:26 AM   #74
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I know that you are not big on facts, so just a point of clarification. The 27FB is not a 7-8k lb trailer and my TV is not 4k lbs. Did you even bother to check the specs of my TT and TV? Do you even know what my TV is? As with all of your fiction fact posts, you obviously did not.
Give me the numbers then. I still doubt you can tow that with an SUV without overloading your axles or without patching your rig up with a wd hitch.
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Has anyone else noticed how far off the rails this thread is from the OPs question about a 19 RAM 1500 + AS GT 25ft? And, almost as importantly, how that happened? The OP, who is new to the forum, has not been heard from since his original post. I think we should either get back on track, or call it a wrap.
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Has anyone else noticed how far off the rails this thread is from the OPs question about a 19 RAM 1500 + AS GT 25ft? And, almost as importantly, how that happened? The OP, who is new to the forum, has not been heard from since his original post. I think we should either get back on track, or call it a wrap.


Yup. I vote ďwrapĒ not that it counts for anything. Dumpster fires feed off oxygen - starve the supply of oxygen, end the fire.

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Has anyone else noticed how far off the rails this thread is from the OPs question about a 19 RAM 1500 + AS GT 25ft? And, almost as importantly, how that happened? The OP, who is new to the forum, has not been heard from since his original post. I think we should either get back on track, or call it a wrap.
Post 63 tourspec is also the original poster. Look at the join date and the city info. He bought the ram 2500.
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Yes thanks everyone! No worries about the bickering, imo and unfortunately this has become the culture on much the internet.

Just say NO to thread jackers! lol
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Most 1500s are between 1200 and 1400 lb payload.
GM 1500 can easily be speckled over 2000lbs.
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You picked a great combo!! I have a 25 with the GMC 2500. We wish many years of fun travels.
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