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RE: SRW vs DRW

You know guys... not sure why iam so concerned with going to a srw... on a pipe job today figured id check payload capacity of my 07 5.9, yep! 4705lb payload and 15,750 max tow so iam already pushing the hell out of this dually. When were pulling camper/boat we MIGHT be within that max tow number as boat is rolling resistance. But as for payload.... lol. I have my tool boxes with maybe 250lbs of tools, 60 gallons in slip tank, oxy/acet bottles, 900lb welder, andersen hitch if that even counts at 30lb, and of course a 1000lb welding bed. I have air bags so she sits level, and truck still handles rig perfectly fine. But 2017 and up srws certainly “as a rule” have more payload and towing capacity than i currently have, and garunteed better braking. Only thing they wouldnt have is stability lf dually In reality ive towed alot more than our camper/boat on our 40ft gooseneck.
pressure_welder 05/23/21 09:24am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

For me right now.... i am simply used to allowing my manual down shifting and exhaust brake to take care of a large percentage of braking for me, luckily the banks exhaust brake i have on this 5.9 is a monster when your able to downshift yourself. However the one that was on my 6.7 dually was quite effective as well. All in all the braking while important should be miniscule between the two vehicles, i would still vote for dually having more breaking ability. The used truck market is not in a purchasers favor at the moment thought that is for certain!
pressure_welder 05/16/21 09:01am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

I cant say that I can compare SRW to DRW braking characteristics as ive only ever towed heavy with a dually or our semi for the business. I can say that my 2015 cummins pulled and stopped night and day compared to our 07 but that's to be expected. I can also attest that our cummins pulled and handled our rigs better than my 2015 gmc dually. Id use our Kenworth but that's REALLY not family friendly. Essentially just keeping an eye out for a lower KM ram 3500 srw, mega cab would be nice but I also haven't towed with a short box I understand that has his own set of issues. With the cost of new trucks now-a-days I wont ever buy a brand new one off the lot again. At 93,000$ for our 2015 I just about puked. My father inlaw just dropped that SAME number last week on a 2021 GMC AT4 3/4 ton.... you cant be serious.
pressure_welder 05/15/21 08:15am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

"2018 montana 305RL - 14,270LBS loaded weight, 2395lbs pin weight 19FT crestliner sportfish - 3800LBS loaded weight/trailer, 300LBS tounge weight. on a tandem axle trailer, 23FT overall length Don't believe the RV pin weight, is this a fact or a guess??? Boat trailer is light on the pin. That said if you are at or under your RAWR let er rip!!! Also truck stops truck, RV stops RV and Boat trailer stops Boat trailer. If it does not have brakes it sure should! Hey there, those stats on the camper are pulled directly from the placard on the camper itself so i imagine they have to be close
pressure_welder 05/14/21 08:14am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

In reply to the question about distance, Per year i would say we would be in that 1500KM to 2000KM max range total. We pull two decent hills on the way... were on the prairies so certainly not mountains! but there is one hill that gets me down to 3rd or 2nd gear with the 5.9. WHen i had the 15 - 6.7 with aisin it completely anihilated that hill with the same load. Its always nice to chat with you guys/gals about this sort of info, you could call the dealership but you would get the "pamhplet answer" i consider myself experienced when it comes to towing, ive always been an overkill kinda mentality. However if an SRW would fit the bill i think that would be my next move. So you have a stock 3rd Gen that you need to stripe the tires to see if it's moving when pulling hills and you're worried about srw vs drw? Sounds like you're a rolling road block as it is. SRW = no problem if you're holding up traffic every time you hit the road. lol yes i have a stock 3rd gen with a G56, i am not sure id qualify us as "blocking the road" everytime we hit the highway. Pulling a steep grade any trailer/camper/semi would be doing the same... I dont pull that rig over 100kmh on flat highway anyway, which the 5.9 does well.
pressure_welder 05/14/21 08:13am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

In reply to the question about distance, Per year i would say we would be in that 1500KM to 2000KM max range total. We pull two decent hills on the way... were on the prairies so certainly not mountains! but there is one hill that gets me down to 3rd or 2nd gear with the 5.9. WHen i had the 15 - 6.7 with aisin it completely anihilated that hill with the same load. Its always nice to chat with you guys/gals about this sort of info, you could call the dealership but you would get the "pamhplet answer" i consider myself experienced when it comes to towing, ive always been an overkill kinda mentality. However if an SRW would fit the bill i think that would be my next move.
pressure_welder 05/13/21 12:20pm Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Only reason i am considering this is ive driven duallies as daily drivers for well over a decade now, just recently got the 1/2 ton eco diesel. In reality the dually is no big deal to drive around, but is absolutely over kill for 95% of the year and i suppose really a 3500 srw would be as well, but it would be i think a far more reasonable vehicle to daily drive in comfort and still have somthing to pull our camper around... kind of a compensation on either side of the scale. And really, i love my 5.9 but the old dodge cabs arent terribly family friendly especially the quad cab. and in all honesty the braking cant be any worse on a 18 and up 3500 SRW compared to my 07 5.9, thank god that thing has a super agressive engine brake and a standard trans. as for the boat yep it has garbage hydraulic brakes, i think they worked for about the first month of ownership.
pressure_welder 05/13/21 09:12am Tow Vehicles
RE: SRW vs DRW

Yea me and a friend did some numbers last night of what we might be looking at for instance: 2018 ram 3500 SRW mega cab with aisin payload: 4,060LBs if i remember right Max tow: 16,600LBS so to me that would be tons of payload even with two adults, two kids. And would sufficiently handle the camper itself. Also have a buddy that owns a high end diesel performance shop, if i remember him telling me correctly a 2018 ram 3500 srw and drw have same brake package and axle, the only difference is the two extra wheels, and spring pack
pressure_welder 05/13/21 08:23am Tow Vehicles
SRW vs DRW

Good morning everyone hope your all doing well, So just recently we built a home off of a lake we used to camp at regularly, by doing that we've cut our camping in maybe half.... we spend our usual 1 month trip up at our favorite lake every year though, so our towing needs has decreased significantly, so i actually got rid of our 2015 ram 3500 limited drw about 2 years ago now just because i couldnt justify it carrying my butt around 90% of the year as a grocery getter. So for last two years ive been using the welding truck to pull our rig to the lake 2007 5.9 quad cab, with G56. The truck handles the load perfectly fine, its no rocket ship but it does quite well, on a side note the reverse gear on the G56 is HORRIBLE, your either riding the clutch the whole time or are a race car driver, geared way to high. Anyway, the welding truck isnt horribly family friendly with the quad cab, and looking into weather or not a SRW 3500 would actually fill our needs accordingly, more comfortable for the family, easier daily driver, and a little more justifiable to own than a dually year round as my personal vehicle. Our situation is a bit different and i am not sure how to read it. We pull our camper and boat in tandem and here are the specs. 2018 montana 305RL - 14,270LBS loaded weight, 2395lbs pin weight 19FT crestliner sportfish - 3800LBS loaded weight/trailer, 300LBS tounge weight. on a tandem axle trailer, 23FT overall length so with these numbers gets us in around that 18,000LBS total mark. However if i just had the fifth wheel a SRW 3500 should handle that without issue.... ive always thought of the boat as dead weight when in actuality its just rolling resistance of course until your stopping. Would i be correct to say that just adding the toungne weight of the boat to the camper weight, and maybe even 1000lbs extra for rolling resistance, would have me still safely within a SRW 3500 towing capacity? all in all our main focus is to just acquire somthing more practical to own year round, and not have to use the welding truck to haul the rig up to the lake. Personal vehicle at the moment is a laramie eco diesel which is an amazing commuter, but i do miss my 6.7
pressure_welder 05/13/21 07:39am Tow Vehicles
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