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Old 02-11-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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I am new to the forum as well new to RVing. I am looking at buying a 2013 Z1 231FB. It has a dry weight of 4500lbs and a GVWR of 7528. My question is and I am ready for all the flack i may get but. I have a 2014 Ram 1500 3.6l CC 8 speed tranny with a max tow rating of 7350lbs. The truck has a GVWR of 6800lbs. All that will be in the vehicle is myself at 225 lbs my wife and my dog at 60lbs. It has a GCWR of 12900lbs. Will i be Ok pulling this trailer. I have been racking my head with the numbers and the dealer says i should be 100% ok

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Old 02-11-2015, 10:00 AM   #2
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First---Welcome to the forum.
I think you will be able to handle that trailer. You will close and marginal, and you might have to upgrade your truck a little. Meaning going to a heavier tire. That will help with carrying the weight plus it will get rid of the squeamish feeling back there.
Make sure you have right set of WD bars and a good hitch.
There should be others here that will offer their advise and experience also.

Now, remember one more thing.
That dealer would more then likely tell you your tow rig would handle it 100% even if you had a ford ranger. All he wants to do is make the sale.
Don't get in a hurry and don't get caught up in the excitement of the moment.
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I agree with Lloyd, as long as you dont max out the trailer with 3000lbs of cargo, you will probably be ok
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Old 02-11-2015, 04:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for the input....been hoping someone would out m t mind at ease on this
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