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Old 06-03-2019, 08:15 PM   #1
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2018 Ram bighorn 2500 gas 3100 payload, 12500 tow

Looking at a grand design 303rl 9265 dry weight, 11995gvwr, 1725 hitch weight, do you see any issues with this combination?
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:22 PM   #2
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Little more info about your TV would be helpful. Later RJD
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:39 PM   #3
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:50 PM   #4
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I'd tow it. I'll bet the actual pin weight is closer to 2000-2400# if you're fully maxed out though.
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Light to light it may feel like you want a bit more power but once you get on the highway it will be smooth sailing. My numbers are similar to yours and my only complaint would be In town. All though when I leave the light I pull away from big rigs so should I really be complaining. No probably not but 700 plus ft pounds of torque would be nice.
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:13 PM   #6
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2018 ram 2500, 3.73, 6.4 gas, 12500 tow rating, 3100 payload
Where do you live? I had the exact same truck and I towed about 10K with it on about 5 trips and traded it. i was very unhappy. The tranny has a huge 1st to 2nd gap that you will really notice towing 11K pounds on anything but relatively flat ground.. With mine I was in 2nd gear at near 5K rpms a lot on moderately hilly terrain on the interstate. Now the 2019's with the 8 speed, thats a different animal!
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Trailer has a GVWR of 12000 and truck has a 12500 tow rating?
I think you know the answer, you need more truck.
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Old 06-04-2019, 08:43 AM   #8
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Ford F250 6.2 gas with 4.30's and 3,100 payload; towing a 11K loaded Wildcat 5er. No problems whatsoever. You'll be fine. The GD 303 is nearly identical to our Wildcat.

Often tow in 6th. 5th if headwind or gradual climb. Hit 4th on some of the steeper grades. 8 MPG.
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I have the 6.4 2500 3.73 version of that truck. Full loaded I am 9-9500lbs. Any more than that I would go for the diesel. I LOVE my truck and have driven it to the mountains and back, but if I went any bigger like your rig, i would go diesel and get the 3500.
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your actual payload on that truck will be closer to 2100-2300 lbs when you look at the sticker. You will be at or over Payload out the door



I have the 6.4 2500 of that truck. Full loaded I am 9-9500lbs. Any more than that I would go for the diesel. I LOVE my truck and have driven it to the mountains and back, but if I went any bigger like your rig, i would go diesel and get the 3500.
Yep and there seems to be a lot of support for the so called "two-thirds rule" when towing.
Don't exceed 66% of tow rating.
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