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Old 12-08-2013, 07:19 AM   #11
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I retract my above statement, you're already over. Had wrong model entered, the dry pin weight is over your max payload by couple hundred pounds.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:58 AM   #12
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I'm not sure why, but the numbers posted on the Trailer Life Towing Guide and the Ram Truck Towing guide for 2013 do not agree. According to Ram, your Tradesman is rated to tow 17250 with a payload of 2453 lbs. Here's the link... Ram Trucks Towing Guide

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:50 AM   #13
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I know this will get the weight police started. But I don't really care anymore. We tow a CC that is close to it's GVWR with our GMC 2500. It tows without any trouble. Yes, like most others who will admit it, I'm over pin weight. It's a fact of life.

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Old 12-08-2013, 02:37 PM   #14
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I know this will get the weight police started. But I don't really care anymore. We tow a CC that is close to it's GVWR with our GMC 2500. It tows without any trouble. Yes, like most others who will admit it, I'm over pin weight. It's a fact of life.

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Do not know to many people over their pin weight, If I remember right you were told that and as always it's the owners choice nobody eles. Just keep the public highway and yourself safe. I just do not know what to say about your comment.....
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Old 12-08-2013, 02:48 PM   #15
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18,000 pounds is way beyond a 2500 me thinks.

I would be looking at a 4500 modified.

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Old 12-08-2013, 03:27 PM   #16
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Lord have mercy! I'm about to take ownership of a 2013 3600TH and a Dodge 2500 diesel 4x4 with my SO. We both have worked hard to achieve this dream and recently retired from public service jobs. We are excited and want to enjoy this opportunity to travel and ride our motorcycles across the country. I've been reading all the suggestions on what to pack, things to watch for, where to go, etc. Then suddenly I'm sweating bullets!! My worry is that the truck isn't big enough to do the job. The truck and rv dealers said it would, but reading what other members of the forum have written...I'm nervous!
Congrats on the new purchase (s)...never take the word of any Dealer without you doing the math yourself...they're in it to sell a unit-period!
As others stated, run the numbers on your truck & compare to loaded rv numbers...pretty sure you'll find that at a minimum a 3500 DRW is the appropriate tow vehicle.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #17
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Calling truck dealer tomorrow, but probably out of luck...already drove it off the lot and put it in storage in my hometown! Haven't picked up the 5 th wheel though, might have to use the deposit to downsize.
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:29 PM   #18
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I have a Columbus 3650 Toyhauler with a Victory Vision motorcycle. I tow it with a 2002 Chevy 2500hd, gas 8.1,Allison Trans with 72,000 miles. I Travel from Ohio to Florida, stay in the Smokies during the summer crisscrossing the mountains and have had absolutely no problem with the set up, even though some on here will tell you you will need a semi to pull it...
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Old 12-08-2013, 04:34 PM   #19
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I agree with the others, IMHO a 3/4 ton SRW might be able to pull it, but the hitch weight will be way to high.

I have a new 2013 Chevy. 2500 HD 4x4 CC Reg. Bed Duramax/Allison. The max. gvwr is 10,000. The owners manual curb weight is 7,294. If I add passengers, fuel and a hitch it comes to approx. 8400 lbs. 10,000-8400 leaves a hitch/pin max. weight of 1,600.

We started looking at trading up to a 5th wheel toy hauler for more room. I only find one FR model that has a pin weight under 1600 lbs. and that is empty. The size would not be much more than what we have now.
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