Hitch the trailer
Before you start to go anywhere with your Ram, you need to make sure that you have hitched the camper. And, not just hitch the trailer, but do it correctly. This is something that we highly recommend you practice multiple times before your first big trip. You want to be as comfortable as possible when you’re doing this, since you’ll have to do it a few times when you’re traveling. Double check all of the connections, and ensure that the safety chains are crossed as they should be. You do not want to take any chances with this, and it won’t matter how powerful your Ram truck is if you can’t connect the camper to the truck itself.
Allow additional stopping distance
Now that you’re out on the road, with your camper safely hitched to your Ram, it’s time to consider what having a camper does to your vehicle. You are now that much heavier as a stopped force, and all of that momentum means that when you are looking to brake, you need to allow for more stopping distance than ever before. This includes leaving more space between you and the vehicle ahead of you. It will take you longer to come to a complete stop, and you do not want to be too close to a vehicle without having the reassurance that you can stop before you hit them. Avoid sudden acceleration, braking, and maneuvering as much as possible.
Anticipate problems ahead
This top goes hand in hand with adding in more stopping distance. As a driver, even without a camper being towed, you should always anticipate everything that’s going on around you. However, when you add all of that additional weight, you need to be even more aware of what is going on around you. Observe the traffic flow, look around you consistently to see what is going on, and always see what is happening up ahead. Once you see brake lights start to pop up, you know that you need to slow down quickly.
Pick the right parking space
When you are that much longer, thanks to the hitched connection, it can be tricky to find the right places to park. We want to remind you that when you are driving in somewhere, you need to make sure that you have the ability to get back out. That means picking a parking space that could be much further away from the building you are stopping at, but it is absolutely necessary. Towing a camper involves a lot of finessing and patience.
Buy a New Ram Truck at Martin CDJR
Now that you understand more about towing a camper with a Ram truck, we hope that you will want to buy one of these pickup trucks! At Martin CDJR, we have an inventory that we know you will be completely impressed with. No matter where you are going, or what you need towed, this is the kind of vehicle that will never let you down. Stop by our dealership today and allow us to assist you in this process.