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Old 04-19-2014, 09:24 AM   #1
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Cardinal 3800 fl

Hi I was wondering if anyone can help me I am looking to import a Cardinal 3800fl, I have a 2004 dodge ram 2500, 5.9 l turbo diesel heavy duty, I was wondering if my dodge will tow this or will I need to upgrade to the 3500 dodge, I hope not as I love my dodge. Thanx for any help
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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pulling it isn't the problem, pin weight might be the problem. Do you have the specs on the Cardinal and payload capacity of your truck?
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Old 04-19-2014, 09:54 AM   #3
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Hi if i have this right payload on the dodge is 2500 - 3,240llb, on the Cardinal hitch 2,110llb, ship weight 13,639llb, gvwr 15,790llb, we where hoping if we put air bags on that we would be ok. Thanx for your help
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Old 04-19-2014, 10:07 AM   #4
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you'll likely be really close if not a lit over your payload, depending on load in truck and camper. Air bags help keep it from sagging to much, but they do not increase your payload capacity.
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Hiya thanx for your help going to look at a smaller cardinal.
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you might want to get an exact payload for your truck. You gave a broad range to work on. Don't let a 100 lbs over deter you from the camper you like.
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Check your gear ratio tou can up the tow by changing th gear ratio

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