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Ray T 07

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Posted: 07/11/18 05:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a 2018 Ram 2500 with the 6.4 liter Hemi with a tow rating of 15,563 lbs. My question is I am looking at a 5th wheel that has a gross weight of 15,500 and the dry weight is 13,469. Would this be something I can tow? Also too this 5ver has a hitch weight of 2184

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Posted: 07/11/18 06:16pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please read the forum rules. You asked this exact same question yesterday and got the correct answer then.


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Posted: 07/11/18 08:35pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Discussion yesterday.....

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Posted: 07/12/18 08:07am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you don't like the answer, rephrase the question. You didn't even rephrase the question.


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Posted: 07/12/18 10:59am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Agreed with the answer. One followup question you may have is: How much can/should you plan to tow with listed vehicle? If you have 4.10 axle, I'd shoot for 10k dry max.


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Posted: 07/12/18 11:22am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It would be a very slow tow at times with the gas engine and the mileage would be awful but I don't see the weight being a huge issue as long as the truck has 18" or 20" tires to get the 6500 lb RAWR. Add bags/timbrens and it should be good up to the 3500's 7000 lb RAWR (not on paper, but real world). The fact that OP lives back east would help in terms of the types of grades and elevation he would typically experience. Just my two cents.


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Thanks guys for the comments and sorry for the duplicate post..new to this game of forums!!

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I wouldn't pull that much with a 2500 truck. You will most likely be over GVWR & RAWR once the trailer is loaded. A SRW 3500 would do better with the weight. The 6.4 Hemi would likely do ok on flat ground and at lower altitude. But for any real grades the diesels will way to go. I like having more truck than needed, makes for a easy tow no matter what.


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Posted: 07/14/18 10:39am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

jaycocamprs wrote:

I wouldn't pull that much with a 2500 truck. You will most likely be over GVWR & RAWR once the trailer is loaded. A SRW 3500 would do better with the weight.


Yes by 500 lbs on the rear axle, unless OP springs for airbags or timbrens. You are correct that the gas engine is marginal.

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Posted: 07/14/18 12:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Airbags or Timbrens are not going to change the load on the rear axle and will not help with his overload situation. All they will do is pick up the bed of the truck. The axle loads will remain the same.
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