Since I bought an interim truck to hold me over until I can buy the big truck, Cristy and I started thinking about buying an interim trailer to hold us over until we can buy the big trailer. My Ram 1500 has a max trailer weight of 6050 lbs so I began looking for a lightweight travel trailer I could safely tow with my Ram. After doing some research I came across Lance Travel Trailers. Lance is well known for their truck campers but they also make some really nice, light travel trailers.
The largest model my truck can safely tow is the 1985. It has a maximum weight of 5700 lbs.
The 1985 is small enough to fit into most state and national park campgrounds, easily towed, yet JUST big enough to be livable for more than overnight trips. It’s literally the biggest little trailer I could find.
Fully loaded the trailer will be over 5000 lbs. The Ram 1500 owner’s manual strongly recommends using a weight distribution hitch for trailers over 5000 lbs. For that I’ll go with the Andersen 3344 no-sway hitch. This type of hitch transfers some of the trailer’s weight to the front wheels of your towing vehicle. What’s really nice is that no modifications need to be made to your vehicle, the weight distribution hitch clamps to the frame of the trailer’s hitch.
We’re not quite ready to buy the trailer but this is the new plan. We will still move toward the bigger truck and trailer but for now this is what we will learn the ropes on.