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Old 08-12-2012, 06:16 AM   #1
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Hi, just wondering if someone could let me know if there is a site that I would be able to go to and check out the specks for my truck in requards to hauling the trailer we are going to purchase this weekit is a ST30RE. I have a 2011 Dodge Ram Crew Cab, short box, and it has 20 in wheels. Thanks for any info
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Old 08-12-2012, 06:27 AM   #2
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You should be able to get info from the tag on the door post in your truck, or in the owners manual. I'm not sure if this site will answer your questions or not. If not, try a Google search.
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Old 08-12-2012, 07:05 AM   #3
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This should tell you.

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/

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We have a 2012 30RE with 50amp service and two a/c units. Trailer weighs in at just under 6400 pounds empty. Our 2011 Ram quad cab pulls it great. Pulling in tow/haul mode we rarely leave fourth gear. This is loaded with four adults and fully loaded.
You didn't mention engine size or gear ratio. We have the 5.7 Hemi, 3.55 gears, factory tow package, and 20 inch wheels. The truck tows the 30RE very comfortably. We also have a 10k lb. equa-l-izer hitch with 1k lb. bars. This makes a big difference in drivability and safety. We average 11.5 to 12 miles per gallon. We are in North Texas. Most of our travel is in rolling hills. No mountains but never flat.

The two links provided in the previous posts should get you the technical information you're needing.

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Old 08-12-2012, 08:34 AM   #5
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We haul our 2013 Sunset Trail Reserve 31BH (6900 pounds dry) with our 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab (short box with 20" wheels too) and it hauls it fine. We were a little nervous because with the weight of the trailer once loaded plus passengers, etc, we are getting close to towing capacity but there are no issues so far. Just got back from a trip today (900 kms round trip) and we spent approx $240 for gas. Didn't figure out the gas mileage specifically but it wasn't as bad as we expected.
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One of the easiest ways to figure out your towing capacities is to go weigh your truck ready to camp (with all people, pets and gear in it and a full tank of fuel). Take the weight of the truck and subtract it from the trucks GVWR (available in your manual) to get your available payload. Take the weight of the truck and subtract it from the trucks GCWR to get your adjusted towing capacity. Once you know these weights you know that the loaded weight (not dry weight) can't exceed the adjusted towing capacity and the loaded tongue weight (about 13015% of the loaded TT weight) can't exceed your available payload. Stay within these numbers and you should be ok. What engine and rear end your truck has will make a big difference in what you can and can't tow. Also what options your truck has makes a big difference as they affect your payload. Hope this helps some.

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Old 08-12-2012, 11:26 AM   #7
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Model - 1500/2500/3500?
There may be info in your owners manual too - mine does.

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Old 08-15-2012, 09:12 PM   #8
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Thanks for the info, we picked up our new trailer yesterday and we had no problem hauling it at all. When I was reading your info on your truck ours is the same except ours is a crew cab, and the only thing we noticed was it set our truck down in the rear about 2 inches, I am going to call the dealership today and see about airbags.
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You can adjust your Equal-I-Zer about one notch and that should help with the 2 inch drop. If you need info on how to adjust the hitch just ask, or go to their website and download the PDF if you would like.

Happy Camping and stay safe
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Old 08-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #10
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Air bags are not that hard to install - I have installed them on 3 trucks so far - 2004 GM, 2005 and 2011 Chevys. The trick is to jack up the frame to make room for the air bag as it is installed between the axle and frame.

I use the Loadlifter 5000. My 3500HD SRW squats about 1 3/4 inches when I hitch up. Put 45 lbs in the bags and it takes most of the squat out.
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