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Old 08-17-2016, 02:00 PM   #11
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Our 2011 ram 2500 Cummins pulls our 2014 wildcat 327ck combined wgt..22,000 lbs no problems. Climbs mtns in Vermont so good. Have towed abt 10k miles so it.

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Old 08-17-2016, 02:03 PM   #12
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I have a 2014 ram, mega cab 4x4 diesel pulling a 2016 wildcat 328ck. I picked the 5er because it is lighter than some others we looked at. The dry weight is 10900 and loaded is about 12k. The ram pulls it easy, love the power and the exhaust break! I run with the tow/haul and full exhaust break. Set the cruise at 62 and it keeps me on speed up and down the hills. Pulls way better than the 30' TT we had.


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Old 08-17-2016, 02:04 PM   #13
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That 327 ck, just under 38'

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Old 08-17-2016, 02:31 PM   #14
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2013 Ram CTD, 2013 HG272BH, about 31' hitch to bumper. Payload is 2375lbs
Truck by itself CAT scaled at 7980lbs with full fuel load. (dont have steer or drive weights separately.

WITH the trailer, full fuel load, my son @40lbs and a full 20lb LPG cylinder:
Steer 4520lb, drive 4440lb, trailer 6360, Gross weight 15320lbs.

4250+4440 =8690 - 7980 =710lbs

id guess the tongue weight to be closer to 1100lbs.

Pulls like a dream, zero issues.
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Old 08-17-2016, 03:26 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by donniedu View Post
Without issues? Have you ever towed across a set of scales? There is a hugh difference between towing and carrying capacity.
Yes, I have put it on the scale twice once Dry and once fully loaded. I never carry water.. My 2013 My 2500 Ram HD Tradesman has more than enough Capacity..
I can post the numbers if you wish.. but really don't want to start a 2500/3500 debate.. Run the numbers and if in doubt ask your dealer if you can run over a cat scale that's close if your worried about it..
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Old 08-18-2016, 07:39 AM   #16
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2016 2500HD crew cab, 6.4box 4x4 Cimmns towing Forest River Rockwood 8289 WS fiver withe revolution hitch. Lve the truck and the fiver. Tows beautifully!
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:06 AM   #17
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Own a 2016 Ram with 6.7 and no extras and pull a 34rlsa cc with no problem.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:18 AM   #18
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2012 2500 with airbags and programmer pulling a Wildcat 327ck, and I have water on board.
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Old 08-18-2016, 08:21 AM   #19
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Originally Posted by Jim34RL View Post
My 2008 6.7L, 2500 Ram Mega cab is pulling a 2016 34RL Cedar Creek with no issues. One item I strongly believe is to monitor the engine either with gages and or a gage cluster; such as an Edge Insight. I watch my EGT's and Boost pressure when towing and will shift to 5th gear when the EGT's start to climb above 1100F, boost pressure is kept under 30 PSI at all times. The other parameter I monitor is the transmission sump temperature this is normally under 180F on a 90+F day when towing. But will rise to 200F when backing up the trailer on a slope or in a campground when position my trailer.

My other items I have added for longevity of the trucks operating systems are Mag-Hytec Differential covers, Mag-Hytec transmission deep oil pan, Air bags, a secondary fuel filter, Smarty S67 and LT285/70R17 126R rated tires with Mickey Thompson Side Biter II rims. These are rated to support a load of 3750 LBS at 80 PSI.
Not to start an argument but are you ever over the factory rating of that truck. I had a 2008 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 Hemi and it only had a 2310 lb payload capacity with a 8800lb GVWR. The diesel has a 9000 lb GVWR and a payload rating of anywhere between 1520 and 1580 if memory serves me correctly. You can add all the aftermarket stuff you want but what the sticker in the door says is still what you can legally carry / haul. That Cedar Creek has a pin weight over 2k empty according to the website. I loved my old Dodge but back then Dodge did not think very much of their trucks payload wise. I know I used to have a 350 Imp gallon water tank I carried in the box of mine so full that was 3500lb of water and the truck physically had no issue but by the book I was Wayyy over the limits of that truck.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:49 AM   #20
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According to Dodge Ram website payload @ 3100, towing with cummins alittle under 18,000.

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