Hello to everyone! My wife and I are looking at a 2018 [email protected]
400 Boondock. We put a refundable deposit on it today. It just came in to our local dealership and I know it will be gone quickly. So we put the deposit down while we consider the purchase. We have never owned an RV of any kind. I just purchased my first truck a few months ago. So I don’t know anything about trucks and towing/hitch weight.
So here is my question/concern.....I’m so inexperienced about hitch weight limit for my truck. I own a 2017 Ram 1500 Laramie with a Hemi V8. My towing capacity is 7990 lbs. so that should not be a problem with the [email protected]
400. However, my truck door sticker shows total weight with occupants and everything is 1307 lbs. If 3 of us in the truck = 600 lbs + The hitch weight of the [email protected]
400 = 325 lbs + truck side steps and tonneau cover = maybe 100 lbs....that puts my total weight for the truck at 1025 lbs before I add anything like luggage, etc in the camper or truck. I’m afraid I will go over that 1307 lbs limit.
I’m sorry for such a long and complicated post but I’m trying to understand and learn. From your experience are my concerns valid? The towing capacity is fine but what about the total weight of truck?
Thank you for any advise or education that you can help me with. We have to decide by tomorrow to purchase or not. I love the 400 just don’t want to do anything that is illegal or unsafe to my family or others.