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Old 08-02-2020, 08:23 PM   #1
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Question Truck camper on Ram 1500

Hi all! First time writing in the forum.
I own a 2015 ram 1500 4x4 V6 which has a total payload of about 1750lbs.
Now Iíve done tons of research online to try and determine whether or not it is possible to haul a slide in camper with this truck or not and have read mostly that it it a BAD IDEA to put one of these campers in a 1500 pickup. HOWEVER, lately I have been seeing a TON of them in ďmidsizedĒ trucks and im wondering how this is possible :S
Would love it if someone could explain this to me and let me know if its at all possible to put one in my truck.(Even a pop up)
Thanks in advance!!
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Old 08-03-2020, 12:40 PM   #2
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Welcome to iRV2.

What can I haul/tow , is the most often asked question here in the forums.
You didn't mention, cab configuration and box length. But it probably doesn't matter .
JMHO: BAD IDEA is an understatement .

Some people never consider safety or the numbers , they just load up and go .

First things first . Load up your truck, family, pets , full of fuel and go over the scales , get your existing numbers to see how much load capacity you have remaining , on each axle .
When you know how much of your 1750# you have left , and where you can add any weight, you'll have your starting point.

That starting point will probably involve a bigger truck.
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Old 08-03-2020, 01:20 PM   #3
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I travel with a 2011 f150 with a similar payload from Maine to Florida that being said you should look at the smallest camper you can find IE 4wheel campers, Northstar Popup or Liberty and many others. Feel free to PM me and ask questions
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