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Old 04-15-2016, 04:10 PM   #51
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Add 300 for the hitch
I'm not overly familiar with 5th wheel setups, but the hitches I've looked at, including a slider, have been closer to 150lb.

I'm looking at a W&P 38FCR to go with the new 3500 (eventually) and I believe I'm within perfect range. 3131 pin + 500 people/dogs + 232 diesel + 150 hitch = 4013. UVW of the trailer is 11,830 + 2,750 toys + 913 water = 15,493, leaving me with another 1,100 in capacity, but I know going over in the tow weight isn't going to be a huge deal as long as the hitch itself can handle it. GVW of the trailer is 17,131, and I wouldn't try to exceed that. I don't think we have 1,100 pounds worth of stuff, but I know that can add up quickly, too.

Sure, I might increase the weight of the pin with the toys, but Ill keep the heavier stuff towards the back to help keep from making that pin weight increase.
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Old 04-15-2016, 04:12 PM   #52
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If I recall correctly, payload assume full fluids.
I thought it was all fluids except fuel, but maybe I'm off. I don't see anything within that chart from Ram. Going to have to do a tad more research now.

Crazy how much they increased capacity with the new frame and setup of 2013, isn't it?
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Just get a DRW 3500 and don't worry any more, remember a RAM will be 10K less than a Ford or GM equipped the same
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I'm not overly familiar with 5th wheel setups, but the hitches I've looked at, including a slider, have been closer to 150lb.



I'm looking at a W&P 38FCR to go with the new 3500 (eventually) and I believe I'm within perfect range. 3131 pin + 500 people/dogs + 232 diesel + 150 hitch = 4013. UVW of the trailer is 11,830 + 2,750 toys + 913 water = 15,493, leaving me with another 1,100 in capacity, but I know going over in the tow weight isn't going to be a huge deal as long as the hitch itself can handle it. GVW of the trailer is 17,131, and I wouldn't try to exceed that. I don't think we have 1,100 pounds worth of stuff, but I know that can add up quickly, too.



Sure, I might increase the weight of the pin with the toys, but Ill keep the heavier stuff towards the back to help keep from making that pin weight increase.

Your actual sticker payload will be less.
My Hensley hitch is around 350lbs with the slider.


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