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Posted: 10/24/20 07:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Looking for oppinions , We have a Jayco Precept 35s gas and so far are quite happy with it . We are wanting to set up a tow vehicle and our choices are to buy a trailer for our 2019 Subaru Outback as it needs to have all wheels off the ground , or flat tow our 2020 Ram 1500 which can be flat towed . Any of your opinions would be appreciated . Both setups are going to very close to the suggested 5000 lb . The trailer cost will probably be around $2500 more than flat tow bar set up . Thanks for the input in advance


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Posted: 10/24/20 07:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The problem with a trailer is you have a third thing to park when you arrive. Flat towing doesn't have that issue.


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Your 2020 RAM 1500 weighs less than 5000 pounds?


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Flat towing is so much easier than towing a trailer and having to deal with it at the RV Park. Another solution would be to trade that nice Outback for something else you might like and flat tow it. Flat towing is simple. Deciding what to flat tow is hard. Best to you in your decision. Happy travels. Arnold


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Posted: 10/25/20 10:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

actually the Ram weighs 5300 lbs

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I think we will probably try towing the Ram , and if I think it is too heavy I can still use the same tow set up on a smaller vehicle only have to change the mounting plates < I think

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