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    Eldridge 38 RSRT 2017 TOO MUCH?

    We just purchased a 38 RSRT and will be picking it up in a week or so. I am worried for the first time in 25 years we have too much camper for our current truck.
    we have camped every weekend April- Oct for 25 years .. we have a permanent camp located 20 miles from our home so we basically pull our rigs 2 times a year 20 miles each time.
    we have downsized from a F 250 super duty diesel on our 2012 Cougar to a 2018 2500 Ram with air bags.. it actually handles the cougar better then the super Duty did. Now I am worried we need a bigger truck for our new camper.. it also is a short bed.. 64.. all advice appreciated. We are about a week away from picking up the new rig.

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    Re: Eldridge 38 RSRT 2017 TOO MUCH?

    You'll probably be overloaded on the hitch and rear axle. But for a 20 mile drive twice a year I wouldn't buy a new truck. Keep your speed down, leave lots of room for stopping, and don't tow in bad weather. If the RAM is a gasser, keep in mind that max horsepower is at high RPM, so be careful pulling out into traffic and avoid steep hills.


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    Eldridge 38 RSRT 2017 TOO MUCH?

    With a hitch weight of 2,620 lbs you will likely be way over your payload capacity of your truck. There should be a sticker that says payload capacity. In addition, the dry weight of that trailer, according to google, is 13,525 lbs. On a 3/4 ton truck, that may be OK. Id be concerned about the weight rating of the axle. Dodge likely has a towing guide you can find.

    Im close on my setup, but Im not sure Id want to be over weights.


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