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Old 01-04-2015, 10:21 AM   #11
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probably. I think any of the current SRW 1 tons are pretty capable trucks.
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:24 AM   #12
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At 15,500 GVWR the trailer is going to see 3000 or more pounds of pin weight. Adding a hitch and the already probably 3500 or so pounds on the rear end of the truck, I'm going to tell you that you will likely be overloaded.
How do you know what the truck weighs unloaded on the back wheels to calculate this?
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:28 AM   #13
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How do you know what the truck weighs unloaded on the back wheels to calculate this?
you don't need to know. You need to know payload
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Old 01-04-2015, 10:47 AM   #14
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I tow a Silverback with a 2500hd diesel. You should have not problem with a 3500 with any of the silverbacks
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:04 AM   #15
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I tow a Silverback with a 2500hd diesel. You should have not problem with a 3500 with any of the silverbacks
actually towing isn't the issue. You are probably over payload like most 3/4 ton trucks are
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Old 01-04-2015, 11:11 AM   #16
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So is it fair to say a Ram 3500 CC SB SRW 4WD 6.7L I-6 TD 16,900# (a6,k)
would do the job? Or should I be looking for more GAWR on the rear?

I'm trying to avoid a dually if possible as will be using as main car also.
If you go with any of the big 3 one ton SRW with a diesel you will be fine. You do not need a dually.
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Old 01-04-2015, 12:58 PM   #17
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actually towing isn't the issue. You are probably over payload like most 3/4 ton trucks are
Nope I am within the payload of my truck.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:25 PM   #18
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Payload for a 14-15 Ram 3500 SRW CCSB CTD is 4000lbs+. 11,700lb GVW. Plenty for any Silverback IMO. Jump up to a DRW and the payload goes to 5740lbs. Way overkill.


FWIW I'd tow most SB's with my 2500 CTD. I use the RAWR anyway. If I was buying new to go with a predetermined 5er then I'd def go 3500. For now I'll just make do with what I have.
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Old 01-04-2015, 01:33 PM   #19
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Payload for a 14-15 Ram 3500 SRW CCSB CTD is 4000lbs+. 11,700lb GVW. Plenty for any Silverback IMO. .
almost identical specs for GM, Ford probably close too, but haven't looked. Just pick what flavor you like and you will be fine
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almost identical specs for GM, Ford probably close too, but haven't looked. Just pick what flavor you like and you will be fine
Couldn't agree more. Find the one that has the most comfy seats and go for it.
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