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#1 OFFLINE   bullpine



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 10:46 AM

I want to put a pickup camper on my truck and tow a 22 foot low profile bass boat.  How much camper can I put on the Dodge and still tow the boat?  Anybody have any experience with fitting a camper on this rig? Thanks in advance for any help you might have for me. 

#2 OFFLINE   KnightEagle



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Posted 01 July 2017 - 12:13 PM

That's a good question I had a 2800 lb TC on my 3/4 ton Ram with gear full water it felt top heavy and swayed like a drunken sailer. I added all the things such as sway bar, sumo springs, air bags, etc. I belive I was just over weight. And had to much air in the bags, Bags are for ride height and bed weight only they dont help with sway or tall loads such as a TC only makes it worse. check out torgue lift items, Best hard side non slide I feel would be the Wolf creek 840 or 850 in towing a boat with your truck

  :sign0007: I got it fixed!


2012 Ram 3500HD DRW. RideRite 5000 Air Bags. Hellwig sway Bar rear. Curt hitch 17000/2550. Engine: 6.7-Liter I6 Cummins® Turbo Diesel Engine Transmission: 6-Speed Automatic 68RFE. 2017 Adventure Alp 116DS 5153+ lb. Reg Cab. Torklift Frame mounts. Ranch Hand Front Bumber, Duel hitch and 4' extension . C.B channel 19 most times. Towing a 16 ft storage trailer with a jon boat inside.




#3 OFFLINE   mrgoodbar



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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:38 AM

I have a 2500 crew short bed and haul a Real-Lite Palomino while pulling a 20 foot pontoon boat without any problems.  I had to add air bags due to the coil springs in the rear of the truck.  Once I added them the sway went away.  I feel very safe with it and have had no issues with this setup. 

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