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Old 10-29-2015, 06:19 PM   #11
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The Ram 2500 6.4 Hemi with 3.73 gears is probably on the edge of what you want to do. If you go to the RAM website, they have a real good calculator. You pick the Ram you have and add cargo weight. It then will yell you the max towable load. Based on your gears, it was spec at 12.5K max tow load. I had the same problem. You can buy the 2500 6.4 Hemi with 4.10 gears. This increases you max towable load to 15K and 22K on the gross. I have a 2014 2500 RAM Laramie setup like this. I tow a 12.5K 42ft Heritage Glen with absolutely no issues. Difference with me is I bought my 5th wheel then the truck. Didn't want a dually or desiel. Check out the RAM website.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:25 PM   #12
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The OP choice of trailer is within specs of the truck as presented. Need real CCC to determine the actual capability.

If you don't load the trailer to full capacity it should be under. If you have a Ford F 250 the differences between that and F 350 is marginal, a block of steel when properly equipped. With the dodge there are some larger differences between a 2500 and 3500.

Up to you what you choose to do. Many here do it, I saw several 16,000 lb Cardinals behind F250's at Goshen, some say the rear differential will explode at 10 lbs over weight others say the law firm of Overweight and Over-payload will be calling. I am looking at similar weight unit for our next Fiver.

Good Luck making your own choice.
Yep, according to the weight police here, I couldn't tow the 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and the 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS I have now, so I haven't towed them over 70,000 miles with my broken down 05 Silverado 1/2T 5.3L with a 3.23 rear end. So far, I've only blown 8 motors, 11 rear ends and broken the frame 4 times and all 4 wheels fell off twice.
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Old 10-29-2015, 06:37 PM   #13
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Yep, according to the weight police here, I couldn't tow the 08 Flagstaff 831RLSS and the 12 Flagstaff 8528RKWS I have now, so I haven't towed them over 70,000 miles with my broken down 05 Silverado 1/2T 5.3L with a 3.23 rear end. So far, I've only blown 8 motors, 11 rear ends and broken the frame 4 times and all 4 wheels fell off twice.

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Old 10-29-2015, 10:02 PM   #14
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I looked up the vin & gives me 3252 payload & 12,550 for the max trailer weight. We have been full time camping for the last 2 years & never camped anywhere that we had to hall our fresh tank with water & can't see us having to fill the fresh water in the future. We stay at camps with water or able to fill the tank at the site. Thanks for the info so far. I am confused on the part of the max payload being over. How can a person tell this? We have a payload of 3250 & would have a tongue wight of 2000.
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:11 PM   #15
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You are not over if that is what your sticker says. That gives you 1250 lbs for people and cargo on the truck itself. Just cut down on rock hounding!
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Old 10-29-2015, 10:24 PM   #16
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I looked up the vin & gives me 3252 payload & 12,550 for the max trailer weight. We have been full time camping for the last 2 years & never camped anywhere that we had to hall our fresh tank with water & can't see us having to fill the fresh water in the future. We stay at camps with water or able to fill the tank at the site. Thanks for the info so far. I am confused on the part of the max payload being over. How can a person tell this? We have a payload of 3250 & would have a tongue wight of 2000.
well, thats whats listed on the website. if you look at your sticker, its more like 3009 or 2992. I know this because I have the same truck. so you have 1000 lbs extra payload. But you haven't added anything to your camper or your truck. Add your wife, dog, kids firewood etc and guess what.. you get close. That doesn't include any additional PIN weight because you added stuff to your camper.

again, you will be close.. its your choice, I wouldn't do it and i love that truck.

whatever you decide,
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I looked up the vin & gives me 3252 payload & 12,550 for the max trailer weight. We have been full time camping for the last 2 years & never camped anywhere that we had to hall our fresh tank with water & can't see us having to fill the fresh water in the future. We stay at camps with water or able to fill the tank at the site. Thanks for the info so far. I am confused on the part of the max payload being over. How can a person tell this? We have a payload of 3250 & would have a tongue wight of 2000.
That 2000 is an empty measurement. No propane. No battery(s). No food, clothes, bedding, blocking, bbq, etc...

Typical pin weight is 20-25% when loaded. 14,005 x .25 = 3500lbs loaded pin weight.

FWIW, I have 2015 Ram 4x4 C.C. S.B. bighorn. Sticker payload is 3108. Actual available payload at scales around 2900 with me and just the misc stuff like car seats, bed cover, nerf bars, bed mat...

Good luck with your choice and happy camping.
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Old 10-29-2015, 11:56 PM   #18
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I'm pretty sure the dry weight now listed by Forest River includes propane as per the website......forgive me if I'm wrong!
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:24 AM   #19
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You have a choice get the camper you want, get a dually diesel and never worry about weight again
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