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Can my truck haul my camper? #4963
08/29/10 06:06 PM
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I have a 2000 dodge dakota 3:9 rear ratio 4.7L V8. I found towing guides (by year) on an RV website. It says that I can haul 6300 lbs. My camper is 26ft, and it says that the dry weight is running around 4100 lbs. Does that sound rite to everyone? My buddy is telling me that it doesnt seem to jive, was just hoping that you guys could give me a hand with this one. Thanks

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Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: ] #4965
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That sounds about right...

I had a 1999 Fleetwood Prowler 29' and hauled it with a 1/2 Ton 1500 GMC 5.3 litre...

The weight on it was somewhere around 5700 I think, but it was really heavy...

I think if you have good tires and electric brakes, you will be just fine...


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Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: CampingPA Ranger] #4966
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truck configuration can totally change the rating and with out more info can't give an exact tow rating but with the v-8 and that gearing it sounds right to me also.


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Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: rich] #4968
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i think my uncles camper is about 24 foot. its an older one. he pulls it with his dakota.

i would say that a weight distruting hitch would be a must. got to think about all the wind too. a dakota is a fairly light truck.

Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: Crash] #5043
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I used to pull a 27 foot 4800# dry weight with a 2002 Dakota with the same engine and rear-end. If this makes you feel any better about your set-up. I felt comfortable with it.


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Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: ] #7185
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http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-trailer-weight-tt.shtml

This site has a calulator for towing. They explain things very well.

Re: Can my truck haul my camper? [Re: ] #9114
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Does anyone tow or have input on the Ford F150 with the 3.5L V6 Ecoboost. From what I have read it has more horse power and torque. Very close to the F250. Just looking for some thoughts and or reviews.

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