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Old 06-20-2014, 03:15 PM   #21
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Some of you are posting about FW. TT are different and the maximum TW of trucks varies considerable. A TT is not the same thing as a FW.

I ended up purchasing a Ram 3500 with a Cummins and Aisin transmission.
The Ram has a 17,000 LB tow rating and a maximum hitch weight of 1700 Lbs.

Got my 275 ULSBS set up. LP tanks full, two batteries up front and about 500 LBS of gear in trailer.
TW now with garage empty, is 1,660 LBS.
This is way too much for most 1 ton trucks (Ford F350 has a trailer rating of 14,000 Lbs. with a maximum TW of 1,400 Lbs.), but since the Ram is rated for 1,700 LBS, and 1,700 Lbs. TW it works.
Added 28 Gal of water or 230 Lbs. to the back and the TW went down to 1,590 Lbs.
Added an ATV an additional 650 Lbs. and the TW went down to 1,390 LBS.
The difference between now and the first post, is I added 500 Lbs. of gear. Most of the storage cabinets are forward of the axels, this increases the TW.

My point of this post, is weigh you TT, know what the maximum limits of your tow vehicle is before you hit the road.


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Old 07-07-2014, 12:33 PM   #22
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Is that 1400 lbs TW for a F350 Dually? I have a dually with Air Bags and I just towed my 275 with just a few coolers in the garage , to Key West and drove 70 mph one handed most of the way and no problems.

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:19 PM   #23
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I removed my LP Cylinders and put them in milk crates and put them in my Garage.

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Old 07-11-2014, 07:43 PM   #24
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Great idea, specially when I don't have any toys on board
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Old 07-12-2014, 12:23 PM   #25
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What year dodge 3500 do you have and is it a single wheel or dual? I have a 2012 dodge 3500 crew 4x4 and my towing rating is a lot higher than what your stating....I pull a 2014 sandpiper 360 PDEK which weighs 12350 empty and 14280 loaded with no issues what so ever...the only thing I've added to my truck was the air bags to help with chugging.....I also do hotshot delivery all over the us and have pulled 25 k on my gooseneck beforeClick image for larger version

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