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Old 10-07-2011, 04:38 PM   #1
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Need for weight distribution hitch?

I have a Ram 2500. The load capacity is about 1500 lbs. If I am pulling a trailer with a tongue weight of 500 lbs, is it safe to assume I don't need a weight distribution hitch?
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In my opinion, an equalizing hitch is always a good investment. You never know what you might have to tow!
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Old 10-07-2011, 05:55 PM   #3
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I think my question was a little misleading. I have a weight distribution hitch, I just don't want to use it for this particular trip.

I had a smaller truck I was pulling my trailer with. I traded up to the 2500, and I' trading my trailer for a 5th Wheel. I just don't want to put the tortion bars on to go about 30 miles if is safe without them.
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Old 10-07-2011, 08:05 PM   #4
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I pull with a 2500 and I would say you would be safe to go 30 miles
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There are 2 weights listed for towing, if it is a class 3 or better hitch they are good for 500/5000 as long as the truck is capable. The second weight is with a weight distribution set up. It appears that back to 2008 all 2500 were > 5000 capable.
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Old 10-09-2011, 11:43 PM   #6
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I have a Ram 2500. The load capacity is about 1500 lbs. If I am pulling a trailer with a tongue weight of 500 lbs, is it safe to assume I don't need a weight distribution hitch?
Dave,

You don't say what year your truck is, but I have owned three 2500 Rams, 1995, 2000, and 2008. All of them had the factory tow package option.

All three of these trucks did not require a weight-distributing hitch for a tongue weight of 500 pounds or less and a trailer weight of 5000 pounds or less. I suspect that's true for your truck also, as long as it has the factory tow package.

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U will be fine for 30 miles. I have the same truck. It will be fine. Even though it only takes 1 min to hook up wd hitch.
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When you hook up the TT and put the full weight on the ball hitch and the rear does not squat very much, you should be ok, if it drops more than a couple of inches add the bars to bring it back up. That would be the best way to tell. Just M2Cents.
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