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RV Name Sunline
Year 2001
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Model Solaris T-2653
Length 27'4'
2001 Sunline Solaris T-2653
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Old 06-15-2020, 05:17 PM   #2
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Hi,

I just purchased a used T-2653 and was wondering if I could get by with towing it about 20 miles on some Maine back roads in good shape (about 40-45 MPH) without a Weight Distribution Hitch?

Once I get it there, will not be moving it as it will be onsite while building a home.

I have a a Ram 1500 appropriate receiver hitch ball rated at 10,000 lbs w/ tongue weight of about 1,000+ lbs.

Thanks ~ Kevin
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Old 06-28-2020, 02:49 PM   #3
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Hi Kevin,
I have always towed with a WDH. I think the safety issues to be concerned with is braking. The WDH essentially pushes the front end of the truck down and keeps the front wheels on the ground.
What I have experienced towing something else very heavy, on a truck that was too light for it, the front wheels actually lifted off the ground coming to an aggressive stop.
I'm sure you've already tried it by now, but I think you can probably get away without a WDH for 20 miles at 45 MPH in a RAM 1500, just be cautious.
Good luck,
Brad
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Old 06-28-2020, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thanks Brad--

I actually had someone with a 1 ton give me a tow BUT once I got to the final destination I grabbed on to it and put it where it needed to be. That said, I cannot access how it would have handled being that I did not tow it on the road. What you said does make sense though!

Most likely it will stay where it is until we finish building house. IF and when I do tow it on the road, I will invest in a WDH.

I noticed you have a 2653 as well-- any suggestions on foam pads for putting over the couch and table cushions for my teenagers?

Thanks ~ Kevin
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Old 06-29-2020, 01:47 PM   #5
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Hi Kevin,
I have no experience there, maybe try a marina to see what they use for foam.
Good luck!
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