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Old 12-09-2013, 12:00 AM   #31
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I truly appreciate the input from members on this forum, yep even the popcorn and soda runners who make me chuckle.

I did not even consider that the hitch weight would be an issue. I thought there would be a toy hauler model that fit our needs and the specs. of our new truck. Maybe there is I just need to keep looking.

No problem we like our 27HFS and maybe some mods. to the dinette area will be enough.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:26 AM   #32
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The limiting factor on 'what can I tow' is usually the payload capacity of the tow vehicle for anything short of a 1 ton dually.

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Old 12-09-2013, 09:37 AM   #33
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You are solid dually territory. My 5er weighs a little over 13k and I wouldn't consider pulling it with anything less. Just my $.02.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:44 AM   #34
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Ok I will start a war here but I do have experience with Dodge trucks. The 2500 srw is the exact truck as a 3500 srw minus one set of rear leaf springs.

So you can have those added at the dealer. Then you can essentially look at your trucks configuration with the service manager at your dealer and determine your payload capacity = 3500 srw in your configuration. Which really will be limited by the tires. You can upgrade the tires for more payload capacity again with your dealers help.

You may need to add airbags for extra rear stability. Saying that even looking at these upgrades properly looked at by your dealers service department, you most likely will be over the gcvwr and near max on payload with a fully loaded 18000 lb trailer. I would immediately trade you truck in for the new Dodge with the 35000 lb gcvwr.

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Old 12-09-2013, 10:48 AM   #35
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You are solid dually territory. My 5er weighs a little over 13k and I wouldn't consider pulling it with anything less. Just my $.02.
I agree my 5er is a little over 12k I pull it with a 2500 Duramax but wish I had got a 3500. It is right up to the limits, making due till I trade.
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Old 12-09-2013, 10:54 AM   #36
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I agree my 5er is a little over 12k I pull it with a 2500 Duramax but wish I had got a 3500. It is right up to the limits, making due till I trade.
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I'm upgrading my '11 2500 with a '15 3500. Just waiting for new interiors. I should of bought it back in '11. They aren't that much more $.
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I'm upgrading my '11 2500 with a '15 3500. Just waiting for new interiors. I should of bought it back in '11. They aren't that much more $.
Agreed, I too wish I had got a 1 ton.
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Old 12-09-2013, 11:52 AM   #38
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Agreed, I too wish I had got a 1 ton.
Same here, I think it was like 800 dollars difference between the 250 and the 350 in 10'
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i have the 3500 hd dually and it pulls great
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i have the 3500 hd dually and it pulls great
Do you have the 4:10 rear end ? My 2500 has the 3:73's and they pull great but I would like the 4:10's.
I heard from a dealer that the 4:10's are very hard to come by when buying a "comfortable" model off of a lot. He said the 4:10 typically are in the work truck class.
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