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1500 Laramie set up to be towed behind Motorhome

DuaneMiller

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Hey Guys, newbie member here... Thought I would share my latest mod to my brand new 2022 Laramie Night Edition in case there are others who want to tackle the same thing.

I just ordered and installed the Demco baseplates to attach a tow bar between the MoHo and the truck, a Curt wiring harness that will allow the motorhome's tail lights, signals and brake lights function through the truck's lights, and a break-away switch for the brake box.

I have installed similar set ups on a Chevy Silverado (the truck traded in for the Ram), and a Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland. I will have to say that the Ram was the easiest to install all the way around... All in all it turned into a fun project.

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How does it feel towing a pu behind the MH ? What size/kind of MH?
 

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Hey Ricky, sorry to take so long with my reply... I have been traveling for work and personal, so haven't been on here as much as I would like.

To answer your question, I really don't feel it back there... I have to keep checking my rear camera just to make sure the Ram is still following as it should. There is no bucking or chucking as you would feel pulling a trailer with the truck. I also carry a Club Car golf cart in the bed of the truck as well.

The coach is a 40' Fleetwood Discovery LXE. The engine in the MH is a 380HP Cummins ISL9.

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Hey Ricky, sorry to take so long with my reply... I have been traveling for work and personal, so haven't been on here as much as I would like.

To answer your question, I really don't feel it back there... I have to keep checking my rear camera just to make sure the Ram is still following as it should. There is no bucking or chucking as you would feel pulling a trailer with the truck. I also carry a Club Car golf cart in the bed of the truck as well.

The coach is a 40' Fleetwood Discovery LXE. The engine in the MH is a 380HP Cummins ISL9.

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Wow nice setup, I'm thinking about a DP for my next RV good to know the ram makes a good toad
 

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How do you like the Fleetwood? I have a Tiffin Phaeton myself but I was a magazine writer for Motorhome Magazine for about 15 years. I am still involved but not like I was once in the industry
 

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So far, I really like it... I think for the price, there is a lot of bang for the buck. The engine is plenty powerful, and the fit and finish of everything is done pretty well. We have been camping/glamping for about 22 years, and have had "them all", but this one has been the best so far.
 

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To answer your question, I really don't feel it back there... I have to keep checking my rear camera just to make sure the Ram is still following as it should. There is no bucking or chucking as you would feel pulling a trailer with the truck. I also carry a Club Car golf cart in the bed of the truck as well.

The coach is a 40' Fleetwood Discovery LXE. The engine in the MH is a 380HP Cummins ISL9.

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Hello Duane.
I am new to the RAM 1500 and would like to setup our truck as a Dinghy. I have so many questions about doing so. Hoping you might be able to help with a few answers....
I set up our Jeep Commander last year to tow behind our Expedition (360 HP). Roadmaster BP and Tow Bar. Patriot brake system and setup the lights with diodes myself. My biggest fear is going through the Firewall for wiring and breakaway. The Jeep was simple, as it had a small unused opening already with a rubber boot through the Firewall.
I sent you a PM , would it be possible to contact you?
Thanks,
Spyder
 

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Hello Duane.
I am new to the RAM 1500 and would like to setup our truck as a Dinghy. I have so many questions about doing so. Hoping you might be able to help with a few answers....
I set up our Jeep Commander last year to tow behind our Expedition (360 HP). Roadmaster BP and Tow Bar. Patriot brake system and setup the lights with diodes myself. My biggest fear is going through the Firewall for wiring and breakaway. The Jeep was simple, as it had a small unused opening already with a rubber boot through the Firewall.
I sent you a PM , would it be possible to contact you?
Thanks,
Spyder
No worries Spyder, I responded to your PM... This will be a fun project, and don't let the wiring scare you... there's nothing to it!
 

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