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Old 05-27-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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Towing a 36QBOK with a 3/4 ton Ram?

Hello all,

I'm looking at a used 2013 Sabre 36QBOK and need a little advice. From what I see in most of your signatures your towing this big RV with big trucks. I see a lot of DRW, 1 ton diesels and I'm a little concerned about my tow vehicle. I'm not going to see the RV until tonight to check the sticker on it, but according to what I can find they have a UVW of about 11,500, a GWVR of under 14,700 and a dry hitch weight under 1,900lbs.

My truck is a 2014 Ram 2500, 6.4l, V8 (Gas), with a 4.10 rear end and factory 5th wheel package. The towing capacity is 15,500 lbs. and a max payload of just under 3,200 lbs. To me it looks like I'm within the numbers, but would like your thoughts. I realize that the diesel rigs are going to have much more power, but am I crazy to think my trruck can handle this?

Any other advise non-towing related to the QBOK prior to purchase would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 05-27-2015, 05:26 PM   #2
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Your Ram will do it, with one caviat (sp?) in my opinion.
Check out my setup, which works quite well here in Michigan. If I were to tow in more mountainous areas, I would probably go to the dark side (diesel) 😉



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Old 05-27-2015, 08:54 PM   #3
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I agree with that ^ although you are going to be pretty tight on payload after you factor in the hitch, passengers, loaded pin weight of the camper, etc. I am towing mine with a 2015 Ram 3500 CC SB SRW 6.4 with 4.10s. It tows unbelievably well on the highway and OK on hilly backroads. I have no doubt that high elevations would make this a really bad idea though.
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I can tell you loaded pin weights if you're interested.

I do know that one of the first 36QBOKs that came off the line (even before mine) is being pulled by a 3/4-ton Mega Cab (before they actually gave the Mega Cab the payload that it deserves).

For me- I couldn't fathom doing it in less than a 1-ton truck and really like the dually. But, I'm a neophyte to trucks and towing.
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I believe you can tow it. You may need to invest in air bags as I did with my old 2500hd. You will also notice a little more sway and slow going on the hills. But keep the speeds normal and you should be ok.
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Adding air bags made a huge difference for us. Towing is much better and smoother.
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Last night I was truck shopping. Does not matter 250, 350 etc. Same capacity in SRW. They only way to max out capacity is DRW.
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Last night I was truck shopping. Does not matter 250, 350 etc. Same capacity in SRW. They only way to max out capacity is DRW.
The difference in the payload ratings is where he may or may not have an issue. That's a whole big debate though. But "by the numbers" it gets close on a 2500 with pin weight, equipment, passengers, etc. when you load one of these bad boys up.
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2500 has coil spring suspension on the back. Not good payload
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Hello all,

I'm looking at a used 2013 Sabre 36QBOK and need a little advice. From what I see in most of your signatures your towing this big RV with big trucks. I see a lot of DRW, 1 ton diesels and I'm a little concerned about my tow vehicle. I'm not going to see the RV until tonight to check the sticker on it, but according to what I can find they have a UVW of about 11,500, a GWVR of under 14,700 and a dry hitch weight under 1,900lbs.

My truck is a 2014 Ram 2500, 6.4l, V8 (Gas), with a 4.10 rear end and factory 5th wheel package. The towing capacity is 15,500 lbs. and a max payload of just under 3,200 lbs. To me it looks like I'm within the numbers, but would like your thoughts. I realize that the diesel rigs are going to have much more power, but am I crazy to think my trruck can handle this?

Any other advise non-towing related to the QBOK prior to purchase would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

The only real issue are the tires and wheels on the trucks at least with the Diesel 3/4 and 1 ton trucks. The 11.5 AAM axles are rated for 10,500 LBS but Ram reduces this to 6,000 LBS on the 3/4 ton and a little heavier for the 1 ton truck.

I changed out my tires and wheels to support a 10 PLY tire with a 126R load/speed rating. Which I run the rear tire air pressure at 3415 LBS at 70 PSI. My rear axle weight with the 5er is attached is 6200 LBS.

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