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Old 05-03-2016, 12:14 AM   #11
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I wanted the megacab for the kids, but it's not an absolute requirement.
I checked the sales brochure for the 2015s ( probably the same info for the 2014s ). The mega cab vs the crew cab gives 3 extra inches of leg room in the back seats, and a couple cubic ft. of storage behind the seat. All other measurements were the same.

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Old 05-03-2016, 12:17 AM   #12
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Reading other threads I have seen the Megacab overly reduces payload. Maybe seeing the actual CCC sticker might be a good idea pro to deciding,
After doing much research to get to where I am, CCC seems to be somewhat of an arbitrary number. More important to me is the GVWR of the truck and trailer, GAWRs, then making sure my configuration does not exceed any of the WRs. Then, it seems to boil down to weight and weight distribution management.
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Old 05-03-2016, 12:22 AM   #13
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I checked the sales brochure for the 2015s ( probably the same info for the 2014s ). The mega cab vs the crew cab gives 3 extra inches of leg room in the back seats, and a couple cubic ft. of storage behind the seat. All other measurements were the same.



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Interesting. I'll have to go to the dealer and load up the family in both again. It sure looked and felt like it was quite a bit bigger.

Do the back seats fold flat like they do in the megacab?
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Old 05-03-2016, 04:55 AM   #14
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My 2016 srw ctd is rated for 17700. I tow a 15500 5ver with no problem. It's a crew cab and have plenty of room. Love all the torgue the Ram has.
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Old 05-03-2016, 07:46 AM   #15
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I agree that the sales lady has no idea what she is talking about. I have a 06 mega cab and have always had dodge trucks and have had good luck with them all. My wife has a sierra HD so I have driven both and for someone to suggest that a truck with a solid front axle like Dodge or Ford ride better than something with IFS is crazy. I much prefer my truck to hers but would not say crazy things about another brand. As stated before they are all good trucks and they all have issues as well get what you like. Also my trailer has been back to Indiana a few times and every time its been picked up the driver had a dodge, and when I picked my trailer up saw a lot of dodges transporting rvs.
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Old 05-03-2016, 08:40 AM   #16
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Do the back seats fold flat like they do in the megacab?
Haven't seen how they fold in the Mega. In my 2016 CC, the seats fold up against the seat backs. My truck has that optional double folding flat floor setup under the seats. Fold the seats up, unfold the flat floor, and it's pretty much smooth surface from door to door. The seats are split 60/40, so this can be a partial flat floor if you choose.
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She also told me dually' aren't necessary for these, and that the GVWR is only on there for Canada. I should pay attention to the UVW and add 1,000 pounds to see what I'll be realistically towing. Thoughts?

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I have to respectfully disagree with the comments about using the GVWR of the trailer to calculate how much you'll be towing. The salesperson was right on about looking at the yellow sticker UVW and adding 1K to have a good idea of your loaded weight. It's possible to have a 5W with an UVW of 10K with a CCC of 4K or as little as 1K. Both will weigh ~11K going down the road, so why would you advocate needing more truck for the 14K GVWR trailer over the 11K GVWR trailer when you'll be towing the same weight either way????? This makes NO SENSE.
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I had a Ford F-350 Dually. After about four months of driving and I couldn't wait to get rid of it. I bought a ram 2500 SRW with a Cummins. I'll never go back. I love this truck.
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