Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-09-2013, 07:30 PM   #11
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,774
I was thinking at the begining of this thread, that this must be a joke.

If these numbers are true, I believe that dot, your taged classification tax like FET, and cdl requirements will change the rating in the end, probably because of liability.

Ever notice how many trucks and flatbed trailers and such are tag rated under 26k, even though they can handle more? Over 26k that you have a federal excise tax and cdl is required.

I wonder what a class 4 or 5 would tow, heck you wouldn't even need a class 8 truck till 200k
__________________

__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
DnD
Phat Phrog Stunt Team
 
DnD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Posts: 1,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gizmo0706 View Post

I stand corrected...

I also found this article on Ram Zone:

2013 Ram Heavy Duty and Chassis Cab | Towing & Weight Ratings Released | RamZone
__________________

__________________
Dan n Dione

TV: 2012 Ram 3500 Laramie CC LB 4x4 DRW
RV: 2013 Crusader 325RES Touring Edition
Days Camped: 2012 (3) 2013 (22)
Next Trip: Mission Bay, CA 6/6 - 6/9
DnD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:06 PM   #13
Oklahoma Proud
 
MillerTime's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: central OK
Posts: 2,774
Just read the link. How does a 3500hd have a 100lb more gcwr than a 5500 cab-n-chassis? Not trying to pick, just don't understand how their doing it.
__________________
MillerTime is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 08:33 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
cstover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Where the USCG sends us.
Posts: 357
I think it is the gearing in the rear end. Or something we don't know yet.
__________________
cstover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:15 PM   #15
phat phrog stunt crew
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: bethalto il
Posts: 1,422
i read somewhere tht pretty soon they will have standardized sae testing for towing. at that time, we will see just how much fudging was done by whom.
__________________
dwaynerz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 10:43 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Brewerton, NY
Posts: 329
The sae towing standard was being followed by most manufacturers for 2012 model year, including dodge . Toyota lead the way , starting in 2010 or 2011.
__________________

2015 Dodge 2500 Big Horn 4x4 6.4 HEMI
2015 Grand Designs Reflections 323 BHS
Reese 16K Quick Slide with Factory Rail Kit Option
kozzy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 11:15 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
Coops1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Posts: 358
It almost looks like they rebadged the 3500 to the new 2500 and so on, the torque number is impressive though.
__________________
26WRB - V-Lite
Denali HD LML
Coops1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-09-2013, 11:21 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
cstover's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Where the USCG sends us.
Posts: 357
All manufactures were supposed to use the new standards for model year 2013. Toyota started in 2011, GM it is unsure. Ford is iffy as is Dodge. So we will see.
__________________
cstover is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-10-2013, 07:28 AM   #19
Wanna Be Camper
 
SaskCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Posts: 2,370
According to another post on FRF GM is using the SAE std this year and has released their new tow numbers, most of which are within a few hundred of their old numbers. There was one exception, one 3/4 ton model lost over 4k towing weight. Ford and Dodge are expected to follow suit this year when they release their 2013 numbers.
__________________

John & Deb
2011 F250 Lariat FX4 Crew Cab 6.2
2011 Flagstaff V-Lite 30WRLS
Days Camped 2016: 3 2017: 0
SaskCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2013, 04:03 PM   #20
Trailer Trash
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: MN
Posts: 608
Good for the Dodge boys. 30K with a 5th wheel in 2013. You'll also notice in 2013 they are now running DEF injection like the rest of the pack.

New problem will be guys will be out there with over 26K combined weight and no CDL. That's a no no. The way I understand it is if your combined gross vehicle weight is over 26K, you need a CDL if you are towing commercially or private/rec use. I see MANY more commercial/DOT cops running around in Minnesota were I live. They are in Plymouth on I494/Hwy55 South quite often during lunch. With the states basically bankrupt, DOT is clamping down and issuing big fine tickets.
__________________

__________________
joelek is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
500

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:14 PM.