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TomB 1269

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2019 Classic
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Nice rig, and you will love the HP8 transmission when towing. As you are already aware of its road manners, it only gets better towing. I have continued to be astonished by the HP8 transmission in this trucks and its almost intuitive nature. It made hauling my sons extended cab 1997 4.3 v6 home on a U-Haul auto transport i.e. full car trailer a breeze from Buffalo NY to Albany. The transmission is so good that I even let the kid drive for a while as I knew it would think for him with respect to shifting, hills, etc. and he did not have to do anything more than watch the road.
 

Smokey613

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Foley, AL
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Hemi 5.7
Nice rig but you are cutting it close with your hitch. Bumping it up wouldn't hurt. Most people load at least a 1000lbs in their trailer so your trailer will be close to 6000 and your tongue will probably be over 600. I thinking about the same thing. I'm at my limit with my hitch with tongue weight. My trailer weight isn't even close, that's about 7k. I may end up bumping up to. I have a 1k/10k Equalizer. Shame you don't live near me. I'd sell you mine for a decent price.

I finally ordered new 1K/10K bars directly from Fastway and they came in yesterday. Now I need to go back through the setup process with the new bars but I think we will like the extra safety “buffer” of the new bars. I will post an update after I get them ”dialed in”. BTW, the new bars cost $156.96 including shipping. :)

We did go on our 2500+ mile trip and while the setup did “okay” I think it definitely needs these larger bars.
 

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Murdock188

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2019 classic
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Hemi 5.7
I was towing a camper similar to yours 4500lbs dry with my 1500 crew with 3.21 6k loaded up it towed great everywhere I went.

I have the equalizer wd hitch with 4point sway control it works perfectly even in heavy winds never had more than a slight bit of sway. I just upgraded my camper to a 30ft keystone passport it weighs 5800 dry and it tows really well so far.
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Eclipse Aries

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Solid set up. Roll through a CAT scale on your way out of town on your trip. It will let you know exactly where your weight is (trailer vs payload). This way you can shift some of your load around to meet weight limits or improve handling.
 
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