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Old 06-26-2019, 07:48 AM   #15
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My greatest concern is that the 5th wheel won’t fit. Truck came in and we’ll pick it up Friday. I asked the dealer to check—he said actual payload is 2,400 (100 over what we expected so I’m feeling good there—we truly are not heavy packers and there’s just the 2 of us).
Trailer is a 2013 so there’s a very real possibility it won’t fit. Truck is a 4x4 short bed. We do plan on getting an automatic sliding hitch, but I’m guessing that’s irrelevant to fit. Thank you for the info on how to measure.
Are there any modifications that can be done? If it doesn’t work, we sell the 5th wheel. Locally a 2013 just sold for $22,000 and so we shouldn’t take a loss (we paid $14,000 and it was only used by the original owners for s couple of trips to the coast). And then we buy one of the smaller ORV trailers, which is what we were originally planning on.
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My greatest concern is that the 5th wheel won’t fit. Truck came in and we’ll pick it up Friday. I asked the dealer to check—he said actual payload is 2,400 (100 over what we expected so I’m feeling good there—we truly are not heavy packers and there’s just the 2 of us).
Trailer is a 2013 so there’s a very real possibility it won’t fit. Truck is a 4x4 short bed. We do plan on getting an automatic sliding hitch, but I’m guessing that’s irrelevant to fit. Thank you for the info on how to measure.
Are there any modifications that can be done? If it doesn’t work, we sell the 5th wheel. Locally a 2013 just sold for $22,000 and so we shouldn’t take a loss (we paid $14,000 and it was only used by the original owners for s couple of trips to the coast). And then we buy one of the smaller ORV trailers, which is what we were originally planning on.
Mine was a 2013. My Ram was 59.5" at the tailgate. My 235 rode 1+" high in the front. I used a B&W hitch. Had 6+" of bed to overhang clearance. You'll be just fine.

Also not sure where you're getting your weights from. Unless it was an early (2012) type 2013 because my 2013 built in Jan 2013 had a GVWR of 11,500. UVW was around 7185 and the CCC was 4315. Pin was 13?? lbs. Fully loaded we were at 9,000+ lbs with 1800 for pin.
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That’s odd—definitely a significant difference. Will try to attach a pic of the table from the brochure that came with all the other documents. Title does say 2013.
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That’s odd—definitely a significant difference. Will try to attach a pic of the table from the brochure that came with all the other documents. Title does say 2013.
One thing I've found is that Northwood is slow to update info on the website brochures. Have you looked at the Fox to see if there's a sticker that shows what it weighed as it left the factory. On my 2013 the sticker was on the inside of the entry door. Yours could be there or in a cupboard. Also from the pic you posted it seems different inside that my 2013. The sink is not the same in the pic. Not sure if the floor plan in the pic is a 235 or not.
Also does yours have the brown rounded front cap or the white square-ish front cap?
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Left side near the front corner is a 2x4 metalized looking tag. On that tag will be all sorts of information. VIN, OE tire size, axle size, GVWR, build date etc. Look at that. Regardless of how you think you pack consider that sooner or later you can end up at or very close to the trailers GVWR. Base your assumptions on that.
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One thing I've found is that Northwood is slow to update info on the website brochures. Have you looked at the Fox to see if there's a sticker that shows what it weighed as it left the factory. On my 2013 the sticker was on the inside of the entry door. Yours could be there or in a cupboard. Also from the pic you posted it seems different inside that my 2013. The sink is not the same in the pic. Not sure if the floor plan in the pic is a 235 or not.
Also does yours have the brown rounded front cap or the white square-ish front cap?
Brown front cap; good catch on the brochure—on the front is a pic of a white FM w/brown written over the front cap. Great. So I’ve been using the wrong specs all along. Will look at the sticker on Saturday when we get it. The diagram you were looking at was not the 235RLS.
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RAM has a phone # or Website, don't remember which, that can be used to get the capacities for your specific truck as it left the factory. My 2013 short bed 2500 crewcab has a "carry" weight of about 2850 and towing capacity of about 17,500. You use your Vin# to get specific nos. Sorry can't give more specifics of where I found this info..Maybe just a RAM customer service rep could tell you.
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I'm with most other folks. The RAM you're getting will do the job fine. Until a couple years from now when you decide to upgrade again, and you'll be wishing you got a 3500, lol.


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RAM has a phone # or Website, don't remember which, that can be used to get the capacities for your specific truck as it left the factory. My 2013 short bed 2500 crewcab has a "carry" weight of about 2850 and towing capacity of about 17,500. You use your Vin# to get specific nos. Sorry can't give more specifics of where I found this info..Maybe just a RAM customer service rep could tell you.

You go the the RAM website, go under "towing capacities", and enter your VIN #. Pops right up.
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