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Old 05-07-2016, 10:25 PM   #51
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They do have the megacab in '14. I used that chart for all of my analysis.


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I stand corrected...now I know the MegaCab 2500 was available in '14. But, looking at the 2500 MCab towing specs and payload you are going to be very limited on what trailer you can pull. Gas powered models have low trailer capacity and diesel models have low payloads.
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Old 05-07-2016, 10:29 PM   #52
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I stand corrected...now I know the MegaCab 2500 was available in '14. But, looking at the 2500 MCab towing specs and payload you are going to be very limited on what trailer you can pull. Gas powered models have low trailer capacity and diesel models have low payloads.


Yeah, but the GAWR is still just as high. Can't stack a bunch of stuff all over the bed, but you can attach a heavy 5er directly to the frame via the hitch.
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Old 05-08-2016, 01:50 AM   #53
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All mfg the UVW as published in their guides do not include weight of options. For instance, I had mine built with electric level system, bike rack, 3 slide out covers and upgraded refrigerator. To that were added propane and battery. This added a few hundred pounds to the UVW. You can still populate your spreadsheet but do web searches for the models you want and look for those that have your options. Many times the web dealers have pics of the yellow weight sticker which shows the real off the factory floor weight.
Full Propane has been required in published pin weights since 2007.
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Old 05-08-2016, 07:38 AM   #54
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Yeah, but the GAWR is still just as high. Can't stack a bunch of stuff all over the bed, but you can attach a heavy 5er directly to the frame via the hitch.
the heavy 5th wheel is "all over the bed", and counts for payload the same way anything is bed does. Mega cab is not for mega towing, it's for mega people.
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What % of max towing capacity are you comfortable with in a 5er?

I am towing at max GVWR but below max GAWR and below GCWR. Tows great and I'm not worried about a thing with my truck. Because well it's a tundra and it towed the space shuttle. Haha ok that has nothing to do with it.
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Old 05-08-2016, 11:28 AM   #56
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3500 or 2500 truck for my application

I recently purchased a Columbus 340 RK that has a pin weight of 2092 lbs. But I had a stackable washer and dryer installed that adds about 225 lbs to the front of coach. The UVW is listed at 11910 and a GVWR of 14,000 lbs. Would someone comment on what I could safely tow this unit with, ie 3/4 ton ram or a 3500 srw or dually. Thank you for any input...John
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Can you tow it with a 3/4 Ram diesel? Sure. But you will be over the payload rating before you put anything in the fiver or seat yourself in the truck. If this seems important to you get a 3500.


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I recently purchased a Columbus 340 RK that has a pin weight of 2092 lbs. But I had a stackable washer and dryer installed that adds about 225 lbs to the front of coach. The UVW is listed at 11910 and a GVWR of 14,000 lbs. Would someone comment on what I could safely tow this unit with, ie 3/4 ton ram or a 3500 srw or dually. Thank you for any input...John
Many F250 gassers will have sufficient payload. My f250 XLT diesel is pulling a scale pin weight loaded for snowbird months just under 2000. I also have the 10,000# package. Nothing but 2 of us and a couple sodas in the truck so we are still under payload. Start with the fancy stuff and maybe not. Even the Lariat package adds about 300# which would put it only about 100# under payload. Since everything else is way under max if I'm 200 - 400# over payload it would not bother me but the weight police would have a heart attack. On the F series the only difference between 250 and 350 is an extra spring leaf.
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for the 2014 Ram that I'm researching, there is only a 500 pound increase in the GAWR for the 3500 over the 2500.

How much of a difference does adding airbags to the 2500 make? Anyone doing this setup (2500 + airbags)? If so, what are you towing and how do you feel about it?

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for the 2014 Ram that I'm researching, there is only a 500 pound increase in the GAWR for the 3500 over the 2500.

How much of a difference does adding airbags to the 2500 make? Anyone doing this setup (2500 + airbags)? If so, what are you towing and how do you feel about it?

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Adding airbags does nothing for increasing payload or towing capacity.
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