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Old 03-28-2015, 09:41 PM   #31
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Thats true what gofastman1 is saying, but I can tell you an 2006 and a 2014 are like night and day in every way. 2006 is a 2nd gen I had a 1998.5 one of the first of the 2nd gen. And there is no comparison. 98.5 to 06 much the same truck 2014 way ahead in all ways.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:36 PM   #32
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My 2005 Dodge Ram 2500 QuadCab 4x4 longbed (5.9 auto 3.73 rear) with my 2014 Wildcat 327CK in tow weighed 19550 combined (4500 steering axle, 5550 on the drive axle, and 9500 on the trailer axle). That was with 2 adults and my 14 yr old in the truck and full of fuel, a couple of items in the bed of the truck at the CAT scales at a truck stop. The only thing different from our normal camping configuration was the tanks and hot water heater were drained since it was below freezing.

It tows VERY well. I can not imagine a setup towing any better. The truck had airbags when I purchased it used. I run them at 10 psi when empty and somewhere around 30 when towing just to level it back to where it was before I connected the camper. Not sure I would add them if it didn't already have them.
I recently added a Smarty S06 programmer (SW3 with default settings) and just returned from a 1400 mile trip with it. I am even more satisfied with how it tows now.


I would think that your 6.7 truck will tow even better.
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Old 03-28-2015, 11:59 PM   #33
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I have basically the same truck as lostpatriot - a 2014 Cummins CC 4x4 short bed Laramie. We tow a LaCrosse 329BH which weighs about 10K loaded with 1200 on the hitch and it pulls great (have about 1600 miles towing that trailer since we upgraded trucks). I have towed in heavy rain, winds, and Texas hills without any problems. I have also added about 500 pounds of accessories (Ranch Hand Legend front bumper for all of the deer around here, headache rack, and a Weatherguard toolbox). Several friends who have had other 3/4 and 1 ton trucks commented how much more solid the newer Rams feel compared to the older trucks. If it tows our porker this well, you should not have any problems towing your new fifth wheel.
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Old 03-29-2015, 09:56 AM   #34
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You're putting way to much thought into this one. Which really isn't a bad thing but that truck and trailer combo isn't going to be an issue what so ever. You're truck is an absolute beast that will put a smile on your face when you hook up.


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Old 03-29-2015, 10:20 AM   #35
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I am rolling on 20's...

What size are your 20" tires such as LT285/60 20R, 125Q if so these tires can support a load of 3638 LBS each at the maximum air pressure for those tires. Which is more than enough for any 3/4 ton truck and or a 1 ton truck to pull with.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:23 AM   #36
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Jim34RL, on your posting of bodybuilding, when I click on it, it downloads a single page sheet. When I click on Truck, it does nothing. I've tried leaving off the /xxx, but it hasn't helped. Any suggestions?
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:28 AM   #37
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Jim34RL, on your posting of bodybuilding, when I click on it, it downloads a single page sheet. When I click on Truck, it does nothing. I've tried leaving off the /xxx, but it hasn't helped. Any suggestions?

What browser are you using?
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:30 AM   #38
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My 2014 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 automatic trans. Diesel has leaf springs in the rear. Can someone tell me the advantage or disadvantage with the leaf springs? My truck is going to be used to pull a Cedar Creeek 38CK 5'er. I think I will be OK. Does anyone have advice or concerns? The gross for the trailer is shown as about 16,200
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:41 AM   #39
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What size are your 20" tires such as LT285/60 20R, 125Q if so these tires can support a load of 3638 LBS each at the maximum air pressure for those tires. Which is more than enough for any 3/4 ton truck and or a 1 ton truck to pull with.

Sidewall says 3640 lbs. I was not concerned about the tires. As I said originally, working through the numbers and reading through a lot of threads on here got me concerned with theoretical stuff, vs. not getting real world info. I am certain I will bust my GVWR, but not my axle weights or GCWR. A lot of good info given to me here, real world stuff.
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Old 03-29-2015, 11:45 AM   #40
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My 2014 Ram 2500 Megacab 4x4 automatic trans. Diesel has leaf springs in the rear. Can someone tell me the advantage or disadvantage with the leaf springs? My truck is going to be used to pull a Cedar Creeek 38CK 5'er. I think I will be OK. Does anyone have advice or concerns? The gross for the trailer is shown as about 16,200

I thought the 2014 model year went to coil springs? I think there are more mods available for beefing up the rear suspension. I would have to research, and I have my hands full with my own, as you can see with the thread.
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