Originally Posted by jkdairy
Because payload and 5th wheel trailer towing capacity were identical between a crew cab short bed 2500 and the same 3500.
I dont know were you got that idea. The gvwr of a 2500 is 9,500 to 10,000 and the gvwr of a 3500srw is 11,000 to 11,600 depending on gas or diesel, reg cab or double/ crew cab . Payload is also higher and axle ratings are higher on a 3500srw.
I have the spec brochure of the current 2015s as i just took delivery of my dually a week and a half ago and was shopping for a while before that.
Here is the brochure maximum payloads for the crew cab duramax 4wd.
The 2500 short bed is 2793 # and the 3500srw short bed is 4264 #.
2nd pic shows the rear spring capacity as ____ for the double and crew cab
2500 - 6200 lb
3500srw - 7050
3500drw - 9375
Trailer weight ratings are the same for 2500 and 3500srw except on long bed 4wd crew cabs, but payload is way different