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Old 09-03-2014, 01:57 PM   #1
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First time in new camper...

it's a 2015 Keystone Laredo 299BH. Towed it to the campsite with my 2013 Ram 1500 5.7 Hemi with the 3.55 gears. Towed great. Some observations:

It was a typical Florida summer weekend, that is to say HOT!! so the A/C got a good workout. It worked flawlessly. Really like the fact it is a lot quieter then my old campers

Do need to add some type of hook/shelf on the exterior to keep the outside shower nozzle off the ground. I don't like it lying on the ground.

I also noticed the propane hose for the outside kitchen is just BARELY long enough to plug into the fuel point under the camper. Gonna get an extension for that.

Any suggestions on these two points?

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Old 09-03-2014, 02:58 PM   #2
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very nice , I have a ram 1500 also and am looking at buying a TT around the 6000 lb dry weight , Did you need to add any type of helper springs like airbags or timberns ?

other then that how she drive on the highway ?


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Old 09-03-2014, 03:42 PM   #3
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Looks nice.

I know on my outside shower door when it's open it has a area to slide the Handel in to hold it.

And as far as the propane hose I bought a longer one at my rv dealer for my bbq.
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Search on ' Mommy's Helper Safer Grip Portable Shower Arm' at Amazon. It is a suction cup rv shower head holder. I stick it on my window or wall of the slide.
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Old 09-04-2014, 07:15 AM   #5
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very nice , I have a ram 1500 also and am looking at buying a TT around the 6000 lb dry weight , Did you need to add any type of helper springs like airbags or timberns ?

other then that how she drive on the highway ?

No airbags/springs, just a weight distributing hitch. I wouldn't dare tow without that. On my camper, it's the tongue weight that I worried about 830lbs, I realize the WDH can't lessen the weight but it can, and does, spread the weight between both vehicles. without it, my truck squats pretty bad, with, it is nice and level.

The truck has the power to pull my camper (she has a dry weight of 6880) while going 65 on I75, I was turning 1800-1900 rpm and getting 10.0 mpg. I watched my gauges and none of them got too hot. only issue was when vehicles passed me, I would get some buffeting, especially if it was a semi. The buffeting wasn't too bad but noticeable. My hitch (BlueOX Sway Pro) has built in sway control.
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Nothing like towing on the edge. You wouldn't feel that sway with a 3/4 ton. My advice is to get a Hensley Arrow or Propride hitch. Your sway issues will disappear.

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