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Old 02-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Default Tow a Viewfinder 27RBSS or Fun Finder 265RBSS with Ram 1500?

I know I'm fine towing capacitywise. I have a '12 Ram 1500 4X4 Crew Cab Express 5.7 Hemi with 3.92 gears rated to tow 10,100 pounds. In the market for a trailer and have decided on the floor plan of the VF 27 or FF 265. Does anybody tow these with a similar truck? I get 20 MPG at best on highway now. What can I expect to see MPGwise and how do those trailers pull? I have a 24' boat weighing about 5200 lbs on the trailer, but have not towed a TT before.

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Old 02-24-2014, 07:39 AM   #2
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Not exactly the same but as posted earlier ~ FYI

The pickup w/full tank of fuel and two people connected to the XT276 loaded with two full tanks of propane, a few groceries, 1 wheeled cooler full w/drinks/ice and the usual necessities & clothing for a week plus 1 Harley Davidson Ultra Classic, the usual camper tool kit and 1/3 tank of fresh water had a combined weight of 13,960 pounds.

The pickup alone w/fuel/2 people weighs 6,200 pounds.

Total 13,960 less pickup weight of 6,200 = 7,760 weight of the camper.

The GVW of the XT 276 per factory is 7,870 pounds so I was 110 pounds under max load of the camper.

The 04 Ram runs on all cylinders, all the time unlike the later ones with the cylinder cutoff to increase mileage. Loaded up, I average 10 -12 MPG running about 65 MPH.
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Old 02-27-2014, 03:36 PM   #3
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Default Watch your payload capacity

While your truck may be spec'd to tow 10k lbs +, it's payload capacity is where you'll hit the limit first. Check your door sticker for the payload capacity, then figure out the weight of the people, cargo in the cab and bed, hitch (WD I assume) and trailer tongue weight(don't bother with dry weight, add in two propane tanks and a battery on the tongue of the trailer as well as cargo loaded in front of the trailer wheels, water, etc). If all that comes in under the cargo capacity of your truck, you're good to go. Looks like that truck has a 1430lb payload capacity before adding any options.
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:16 AM   #4
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You'll be fine buy it, camp it and create memories. I tow a 2014 265rbss with my 2007 chevy silverado 1500 crew cab 4X4 5.3 liter 3.73 gears no problem. Have fun, we absolutely love our 265rbss
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