Originally Posted by HSVBamaBob
And now...as the saying goes GAME OVER GANG!
Meet your new Daddy (we just found out today that ours that is on order will be a 2016! SO glad we waited the extra month or so! - 8-12 weeks to delivery, we can't wait!)
Weight Police? We don't need nooooo stinnnnnking Weight Police!! Tows more that a Ford F450?
W00t! 7,390 Payload? Yea we WILL haul the kitchen sink (or at least that 70 Gal Aux tank
(YES, I know, Ford will go large this fall with their F350 and "beat" these specs, but theirs will be a beer can and we will be all steel goodness
2016 Ram 3500 Lets You Tow an Even Bigger House – News – Car and Driver | Car and Driver Blog
There is some perspective loss here, and that's just what Ram wants. You really need to read the fine print. The 7,390 payload is for a stripped down regular cab 2wd 6.4 hemi dually. The 31,210 towing is for a regular cab dually with the Cummins and Aisin transmission option, and I'm sure not many other options. Ford's F450 pickup is rated at 31,200 towing in any, up to platinum trim level with 4wd and a crew cab. I can't find a whole lot on the 2016's yet, but the 2015 Cummins/Aisin Laramie longhorn 4x4 dually was "only" rated to 28,750. I know I very, very rarely see a regular cab dually pickup anymore from any of the big 3. I'm not sure where the 16 Ram will fall towing (for a similar truck), but apples need to be compared to apples.
Long and short of it, far as RV's go, if you're good to tow 21k, you can tow any trailer out there, and the rest is just to brag anyway.