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Old 12-07-2013, 10:42 PM   #1
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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!
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Old 12-07-2013, 10:48 PM   #2
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i'm assuming TH is for toyhauler, but FR has probably over 20 different brands of toyhaulers.
which one is yours?
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:45 PM   #3
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i'm assuming TH is for toyhauler, but FR has probably over 20 different brands of toyhaulers. which one is yours?
It is a Columbus Conquistador toyhauler. We both have motorcycles that will go in the garage.
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Old 12-07-2013, 11:59 PM   #4
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I think he's referring to a Columbus Conquistador 3600TH.
Here's the spec for it...

Dry Weight 12637lbs
GVWR 18000lbs
Cargo Capacity 5363lbs
Hitch Weight 2560lbs
Axle Weight N/A
Exterior Height N/A
Exterior Length 40.42'
Exterior Width 8.33'
Interior Height N/A
Fresh Water 127gal
Black Water 43gal
Gray Water 78gal
Awning Size N/A

I looked up in the 2013 Trailer Life Towing guide. The highest tow rating for crew cab is 14600 lb. (long bed with 4.10's). You don't identify the year, configuration or gear ratio for your truck.

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I had a 2006 5.9 3500 SRW dodge and I have the 325rl it was a little heavy for a single wheel
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:01 AM   #6
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I ended up getting a dodge ram 3500 DRW
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Old 12-08-2013, 12:39 AM   #7
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The truck is 2013 crew cab Tradesman 4x4 with 8 ft.bed. Not sure of gear ratio. I'm not finding that in owners' manual. It's a 6 speed automatic and supposedly has an air suspension system to help with carrying the load.
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You may be over weight for that truck IMO
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:58 AM   #9
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IMHO a truck like a F450 or better yet a 550 is what you need for that trailer which is near 13,000 dry.
Two bikes you AND SO with gear and food will push that way over what a 250 is rated for.

The air bags are NOT for overloading a rig.
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With a full tank of fuel, a driver, and the dry pin weight, you've almost reached your max payload (using 2014 model figures) before you add anything to the camper or a passenger. With most toy haulers, once you add weight to the garage, it will reduce your pin weight some, but that generally comes back once you add cargo and personal items to camper. By the numbers, you are marginal at best.
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