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Old 08-11-2012, 12:37 PM   #1
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Hey folks ,

Just joined the forum. Took delivery of 29ss on 8/4 ! All good so far never towed anything that big before .
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:35 PM   #2
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MKennedy,
Post a picture and some bio on your unit and your TV, it will help in the future. Congrats on your purchase, welcome to this forum, and any questions you have you will find answers for here.

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Old 08-12-2012, 02:03 AM   #3
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Does not appear I have the ability to post pics yet so below is a link to a shot just prior to leaving the dealer. Our TV is a 2008 Chrysler Aspen 5.7 L HEMI full factory tow package. It is a full size SUV. I did a lot of research prior to my wife and I choosing the 29ss as I did not want to get something that was too big for our TV to handle. In the pic the TV is sagging a bit in the back as we had not fully attached the WD bars and chains.

I did notice on the way home that I might need to go up 1 or 2 more links on the bar chains. I think I'd like to adjust the brake controller as well as I personally like having the trailer break just a hair bit more before the TV that what it is currently set to. Other than that we had no issues with power etc. coming home.

I have towed trailers before. I have a 20 ft landscape trailer that I transport my JD Compact Utility tractor with. Total weight with that is @4800lbs. Have not towed anything this long / heavy. Took it easy on the way home and all seemed OK. We really like the floor plan of the 29ss , we have 3 boys ages 4 , 9 , and 12 and the bunk section in the bank with its own door was important.

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Old 08-12-2012, 04:35 AM   #4
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welcome to the group. It is a great forum and you will find a great deal of help here. Very nice setup. Enjoy...
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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Do you have any issues towing your size TT with that 1500 series ?? You seem to have the same motor as my Aspen (5.7) and so far have only towed it once (coming home)

I did notice that the front end was a bit light for me, not sure my TV and TT were 100% level prior to setting the chains on the bars. I think I'll try going up 1 more link on the chains and see if that makes a difference, however was just curious as to how setup handles things ??
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Old 08-16-2012, 05:39 AM   #6
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The Hemi in your Aspen is a different generation than what is in the 2009 and up Ram truck. If memory serves me correctly the 2008 Aspen is rated at 335 horsepower. The Ram truck (2010) is rated at 390 horsepower. There were significant changes to the Hemi in 2009.
I'm not sure what the torque rating is for the Aspen (2008). The 2010 Ram Hemi is rated at 407 lb. ft. making it hard to compare the two.

Your rig looks great. Hope you make many memories camping.

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Old 08-16-2012, 08:36 AM   #7
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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new camper...this is the place for answers...
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Old 08-16-2012, 09:45 AM   #8
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Thanks guys for the feedback. So far my TV did pretty good for the ride home. Need to adjust the chains one more link.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:38 AM   #9
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Howdy! New to the forum! Just bought the exact same setup as OP and curious if there are any tips/tricks for pulling the 29ss with the Aspen.
Thanks and I look forward to reading up and adding to all the info on this site!! Cheers!


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Old 02-02-2013, 04:32 PM   #10
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I have had no trouble pulling our TT with our 1500. It's tows it extremely well with more then enough passing power. When i order the truck, i opt'd for the 3:92 rear end, and i added rear airbags to keep alot of the weight off the rear endjust b/c we do alot of trailing and i knew we were going to get a bigger TT. It's not to bad on gas when you are towing the trailer or just driving it without the trailer.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:22 AM   #11
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welcome to the group you will find out that most of your concerns will be answered by the good people here I pull new campers out of In. and have been up to your state and ther are a lot of great places to see and go up there good luck Jim&Carol
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:58 AM   #12
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Welcome to the forum and best wishes with that new rig...looks awesome.

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