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nickthehunter

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Yes they'll pay up to the limits of your policy. It's the follow on Civil Suit by those Lawyers that advertise on the Tele getting Millions for their clients.
Show me a link to any such suit for an RV accident that has been filed and won. The are no such suits - it’s all internet hogwash.

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I have the same truck. Forget the he payload rating. They are artificially low for licensing purposes only. With the exception of the rear coil springs it is a 3500 truck. As long as you stay under the axle and tire ratings you are fine. The RAWR is 6k. My empty truck is about 2700lbs on the rear, leaving over 3k of axle rating for pin weight. If it sags puts some air bags on it.


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I'm nose high with headlights in the oncoming traffic's windshields. I get a lot of flicking lights at night because they think I have my high beams on. Okay, I decided to go ahead with the heavier springs. If she still sags I'll install air bags. I'm told they ride good, since the heavy-duty part is at the bottom of the springs. Thanks.

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nickthehunter wrote:

Michelle.S wrote:

Yes they'll pay up to the limits of your policy. It's the follow on Civil Suit by those Lawyers that advertise on the Tele getting Millions for their clients.
Show me a link to any such suit for an RV accident that has been filed and won. The are no such suits - it’s all internet hogwash.

It always amassed me how only rv folks get sued for exceeding a gver or gvwr based payload but out here in the hauling world of DOT and insurance using the same trucks we don't get sued for exceeding a gvwr or gvwr based payload that caused a wreck with injury. Now if were over truck or trailer axle/tire load rating and it caused a wreck with injury then it can go civil suit and a whole bunch of DOT actions that can ruin our lively hood.


Anywayz.... 2500 Rams can have a 6000/6200/6500 rawr which carries the load in the bed (not a gvwr number).
I would recommend weighing your truck front and rear axle weights separately and determine your truck models real world in the bed payload.

If the truck rear suspension sags too much then look at coil spring help. Keep in mind RAWR is the lessor of a wheel/tire/rear springs and the axle assy. Watch wheel/tire load ratings. Safety wise don't exceed tires or wheel load ratings.


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Road Phantom wrote:

I'm nose high with headlights in the oncoming traffic's windshields. I get a lot of flicking lights at night because they think I have my high beams on. Okay, I decided to go ahead with the heavier springs. If she still sags I'll install air bags. I'm told they ride good, since the heavy-duty part is at the bottom of the springs. Thanks.


We had a member with a similar year Ram 2500 that hooked up a relatives large 5er with close a 3,000# pin and the truck didn’t squat hardly at all. Unless you leveled the truck it should still be a bit ass high.
Heck our old 2001 2500 at 1,700# over GVWR, and within about 200# of rear axle rating. It still was a it ass high.

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Is the truck involved a Mega Cab? That changes everything if so.


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The 2018 Mega Cab 6.7 4wd has a 6500 rawr ....empty rear axle can weigh around 150 more lbs than a 6.7 4wd crew cab rear axle so not much to worry about. Both can have 3000+ lb in the bed payloads to work with.

Numbers like this is a moot point if the OP truck sags too much and he's looking for more suspension to help with a sag issue.

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What I do not understand is why don't people just buy the right truck to carry and pull the trailer. Trying to justify propping up too small of a truck with air springs just does not make sense. If your rear axle and tires cannot carry the weight, you are a danger to yourself as well as others.

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WOW things never change on this web site! People getting sued millions for exceeding pay load capacity’s, insurance voiding your life insurance, and why didn’t you just buy the 3500 model, its only a couple hundred dollars more! Get real people, and relax, DOT could care less about recreational trucks, they have all they can do to keep up with the commercial trucks. Show us the small print on your policy that excludes coverage for exceeding the weight limits?

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Somethings not right with your numbers.
I had a 2018 Ram 2500 and towed a 5er with an 1800 lb pin. The truck only squatted a couple inches. The front never rose up. I was around 9800 lbs for after hitching up. 200 lbs under the GVWR.
I also towed the same 5er with a 2012 Ram 2500. It had a 9600 lb GVWR. I was over the GVWR by 200 lbs with the same 1800 lb pin.
How can you be over your GVWR (10,000) by 800 lbs with a pin thats only 200 lbs more than mine?
5th wheels don't raise the front of the truck up enough to matter.

Your 2500 must be squatting 4-5" since level is about 3" low in the rear. No way will 2000 lbs drop the rear 4-5".

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