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Cummins12V98

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BigDinAZ wrote:

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Not to pop your bubble but your truck has 3.42’s NOT 3.73’s unless someone changed them.

You should have researched the truck before buying anything. A 12k 5er LOADED is a good rig for your truck.

Sure your truck will TOW IT but it won’t CARRY IT !!!


According to Chrystler.com here is the window sticker showing 3.73.
***Link Removed***https://www.chrysler.com/hostd/windowsticker/getWindowStickerPdf.do?vin=3C6UR5KL7JG303387

Aslo on the Ram towing guide page it says 17,100lbs Max towing and 2,270 Max Payload. Maybe I am missing something?


It's 3.42 plain and simple on "ANY SRW" newer Diesel RAM thru 2018.

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Okay I got it.
Now this confuses me even more, because the screen shot you posted says 3,160# payload, and 17,980# Tow.
When I go to the Ram Towing guide web page and put in the Vin# I get 2,270 Payload and 17,100# towing.
Meh, what the hell to believe!!!!


Chart shows ALL trucks to be regular cab. Look up 2018 RAM towing SAE guides and you can find the chart that looks like this but with proper configuration.

Bottom line weigh your rear axle loaded subtract from your RAWR and that is how much pin you can add.


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You can get the weight your Ram can carry by calling a Ram customer # and using your vin. They give you a specific "carry weight" for your truck equipped as it was when it left the factory. I forget the term they use but I would think it would be the same as pin weight. For my 2013 2500 the towing weight was 17,500 and the carry weight was right at 2,970. I don't remember where I saw the # but it was on one of the popular RV forums or maybe the Cummins forum.

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So it's been a couple of months and here is what has happened.
First of all we went back to the dealer within a couple days and they actually agreed to cancel the contract, so we took the truck back and started over.
We ended up getting a Ram3500 Crew Cab DRW, long bed Laramie with 4:10 rear and a 5,704# payload. We also purchased our 1st 5er which is a 2019 Coachmen Chaparral 11,000 GVWR.
We don't even know it's back there, and it's comforting to know when we trade up, we have more than enough truck to pull a bigger heavier RV.
I learned a big lesson.
Just wanted to update.


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2019 Coachmen Chaparral Lite 30RLS, 34', triple slide, 11,000GVWR.


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Congrats and enjoy the smiles er ride !!!!


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PUT ABOUT 50 LBS OF AIR in those rear duals and you will really love the ride.

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Thanks for the update Big D. I was following your post, and hoping you would make the right decision without me adding to the clutter, and YOU DID.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself traveling farther, and staying away from home longer.....Jim


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Jim&Sharon wrote:

Thanks for the update Big D. I was following your post, and hoping you would make the right decision without me adding to the clutter, and YOU DID.
Don't be surprised if you find yourself traveling farther, and staying away from home longer.....Jim

Jim,
The thing is I actually knew better, but just not with this kind of set up, I mean deep inside I knew I made the wrong decision pretty much right off the bat, and let me tell you, the feeling I got when my heart dropped and it came to lite what I had done.

Well now, I totally understand this, and I know the numbers game. When we hooked up and hit the interstate and came home with our 5er and the truck never even hit passing gear with cruise set and we didn't even feel that trailer back there.
Down the road we can get a bigger rig, no problem, but for now we got what fits us.
Nice to know I have plenty of truck for when we upgrade.

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alboy wrote:

PUT ABOUT 50 LBS OF AIR in those rear duals and you will really love the ride.


If that!

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"Nice to know I have plenty of truck for when we upgrade."

Smart Man!!!

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Way to go BigDinAZ, you nailed it, and no white knuckles driving for you.

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