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Towing Triton Bass Boat Behind 2017 Ram 1500 Short Bed with Lance 650 Truck Bed Camper

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I have a 2017 dodge rebel 1500 5.5 bed..I have a lance 650 truck camper mounted. .Can I still tow my Triton 21 foot bass boat. .Weight of boat and trailer is around 2800 #... wet weight of camper is about 1900#..

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In order to tow your Triton boat behind your 2017 Ram 1500 with the Lance 650 on board, you need a Class V hitch like the Curt # C15572 . Once you have the Class V hitch, you need an extender bar similar to the Hitch Extender # HE18 paired with an extended ball mount like the Hidden Hitch 15-3/4" Extended Ball Mount # 80232 in order to get the correct length clearance from the back of your camper.

You'll also want to consider adding a wiring extension like the Wesbar Coiled Adapter 7-Way Flat Pin to 4 or 5 Pin Adapter # 787207 in order to connect the 7 way from your truck to your boat trailer lights, which provides up to 4 feet of extension from the wires on your truck. If your trailer has a different connector and this doesn't work, just let me know and I will give you a different one that will.

For what it's worth, check the payload capacity on the spec sticker on your truck; from what I found, your camper weighing in at 1900-lbs might be near the limits on your truck.

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