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Cost Effective Way to Use Longer Hitch Extension on 2005 Dodge Ram 3500

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Hello, I have a 2005 dodge ram 3500 5.9 and I recently added a over cab camper lance 820. My truck has a class 3 hitch and it is sunk in about 3 ft from the end of the camper to the inlet to the truck hitch. Im only trying to haul a small 5×8 trailer that weighs 400 lbs with an atv that weighs 830 lbs and a big cooler full of ice and 5 or 6 gas and if things go right it will be heavier on the way back with elk in the cooler. Is there a solution for my setup without breaking the bank. Is just an extension with chain tensioners acceptable. Do I need to add a stabilizer or am i looking at the whole enchilada from new class 5 hitch to a double tube extension with stabilizer. Like I said I am not towing any heavier loads then described but want to make sure Im keeping myself safe along with everyone else on the road. Thanks for the help.

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The most cost effective solution is going to be to install a 2-1/2 inch hitch on your 2005 Dodge Ram 3500 with the Draw Tite # DT45509 so that you can use the Titan extender # RP45292 for 24 to 34 inch or part # RP45018 for 41-48 inch.

The other solution with the Torklift double hitches would be quite a bit more expensive.

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