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Old 01-01-2013, 08:14 PM   #11
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use your tow haul and engine brake and have plenty of truck, like I said before I recommend air bags......they help big time.......

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Old 01-01-2013, 11:32 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by kablair View Post
Regardless of the engine, transmission, or springs- I care most about stopping. Overloading the TV beyond its sticker rating is inviting problems.

Get it weighed at a scale and make sure you`re within the design limits specified on your vehicle's sticker.
Same brakes as the 3500. Everything except rear springs is the same on a 2500 as a 3500. If a 3500 can stop it then a 2500 will also.

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Old 01-02-2013, 09:39 AM   #13
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I had a 2011 ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, now I have a 2012 3500 Mega Cab 4x4, I pull the same trailer different truck and both trucks stopped the trailer the same way....The only difference a Ram 2500 and 3500 is the leaf spring set up on them, makeing the payload higher on a 3500, same brakes, front and rear axle, frame......I did a crap ton of research to learn this...two reasons I went with a 3500 Mega over a 2500 mega....1st. 3500 had 4:10 gearing....2nd I liked the color more.....didnt spend any more money because its a 3500......
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:20 PM   #14
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I just bought a 2011 Ram 2500 CC CTD 4x4. I do not expect any problems pulling my 2011 Silverback 29RE. I have pulled over a year with a 96 F250 7.3 2WD, never had any problems going or stopping! The Ford only squatted 1-1/2" with everything fully loaded for a week of dry camping at The Rally last June in Louisville. I do not expect the Ram to be any different in the squat. I do expect the Ram to run like a greyhound given the extra horsepower and torque. Went from 235 HP to 350 HP, from 525 torque to 800 torque.

My only concern is bed height. I probably had about 8 inches of clearance with the 2WD ford. This 4x4 Ram is considerably higher at the bed. I do not want to run down the road with my nose in the air, so it will be interesting to see if I can get the needed truck to nose clearance without being stuck up.

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