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Old 08-18-2016, 06:43 PM   #31
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Yes some people are pulling/carrying way to much weigh for the rv size. But if you go by just paper a whole bunch of us would have to be driving 450/4500 or bigger just to pull the same trailers down the road that we are now pulling with 3/4 and 1 tons. I would like to see stats showing how many accidents are directly related to over loaded pull vehicles. Without that information I can see no reasonable way to say that most of us are unsafe or need a larger truck.

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Old 08-18-2016, 07:24 PM   #32
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The rule I go by is not exceeding max tire ratings.

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Old 08-18-2016, 10:42 PM   #33
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I just love these weight discussions! If we all applied every weight police rule we would be towing 20' trailers with semi tractors. But then I'm sure the tire police would ding us for the trailer tires being insufficient. 😁
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Old 08-18-2016, 10:48 PM   #34
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I just love these weight discussions! If we all applied what every Air Baggers rules we would be towing 57 foot Space Craft 5ers 35,000 UVW with 250 will 50,000 lbs air bags. LOL
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Old 08-21-2016, 12:23 PM   #35
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The F350 with 10,000 GVWR isn't any less capable than an F350 with the full GVWR. The case is the same for the F250... except you don't have a choice of a rating higher than 10,000 GVWR. It is all paper numbers. The trucks are the same.
That may be, but this thread is entitled "2016 Ram 2500HD diesel towing." It is not about Ford 250/350 towing capacities.

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Old 08-23-2016, 09:57 PM   #36
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Thanks for all the input. I'll be taking the truck to another scale just to verify the weight. 8000 with my and my wife inside seems a bit high to me. when I run a vin decoder, by front and rear curb weight total is 6891. a full load of diesel would be around 220 pounds, So that's 7111lbs. Still 888 pounds off. My wife and I combined are about 320 pounds, that puts us at 7431lbs. I'd expect my weight to be around 7500lbs on an accurate scale. That would put me around a 2500lb payload.

I've found plenty of fifth wheels with a dry "hitch" weight of around 1400-1600 pounds. I don't think I would go any higher then 1600 pounds.
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Old 08-27-2016, 01:52 PM   #37
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I'm even toying with the idea of trading in my 2500 for a 3500 if I can find a dealer willing to basically do a swap. haha
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:54 AM   #38
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Hey all,
Recently upgraded my Ram 1500 to a 2016 Ram 2500 laramie limited diesel. love, love, love this truck. It pulls my 14 Vibe 826vfk with no problems.
Question is, we plan on upgrading to a fiver. My only concern is how big do I go. I know the 2016 Rams 2500s have a pretty low payload capacity.

Anyone out there towing a fiver with a new Ram 2500HD diesel?
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Old 09-04-2016, 12:08 PM   #39
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It's a'll pull anything!

Yesterday we went to Camping World in Shreveport. They had a demo hooked up with electric and running. VERY pretty. I said it's beautiful, but I can't pull it.... He said what kinda truck you got? I said diesel 3/4 Dodge. He said it'll pull it. I said no. Too much tongue weight. He said 1500#...I looked and it grossed 15k. Then I said it's prolly got 3000lbs of pin weight. Bla bla.

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it blows my mind how many people don't understand what payload is. They think that just because it's a diesel it will tow it. Well it probably will tow it just fine but all that weight in the truck is what scares me..

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