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Old 09-28-2014, 03:06 PM   #1
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Trigger Pulled - Got a truck to Tow my 35QSIK

Well, the plan was to be stationary for 2 seasons while my youngest is well...young and while my wife is starting her surgery practice...

And dont get me wrong, we truly enjoyed our first stationary season, arriving early fridays and only have a floor to unlock and a beer to open, then leaving late on Sundays with minimal work to get us on the road...

but....

I felt like a hostage, not being equipped to tow my FW... so the plan has changed, we will keep on seasonal spot, but we will also take the FW out a few times next season...

I will be taking delivery tomorrow of a brand new 2014 Ram 3500 (SRW), Crew Cab, Cummins, Aisin, etc... Pics will be added once I get the rig!

I am thinking the 2014 35QSIK and the 2014 Ram 3500 should work well together! I will keep you guys updated!
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:46 PM   #2
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Congrats on the new Ram! We are totally happy with our 2012 Ram 1500 4x4 w/Hemi for our FR Surveyor; tows like a dream.
I know you'll have many happy memories in your FW!!
Happy Camping!
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:54 PM   #3
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Congrats on the new ram. It should handle the 5er just fine... top end of specs but should be within them. The Cummins engine will love to work for you.
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Old 09-28-2014, 05:57 PM   #4
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Congrats on the new truck! Please do post pictures.

I can relate to that feeling of freedom of having your own TV to tow with. In the beginning I borrowed my sister's Yukon. Life is so much easier when you can be independent and be able to get up & go if you want.
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Old 09-28-2014, 06:26 PM   #5
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Congrats on the new ram. It should handle the 5er just fine... top end of specs but should be within them. The Cummins engine will love to work for you.
Thanks!

I looked into a Dually but I daily drive my truck so having a SRW was easier! Payload on the new 3500 is 3950lbs, 5er is 2065lbs dry, so maybe 2500lbs at the worst, still leaving me 1400lbs for passengers and extras, as far as towing weight goes, the 5er's GVWR is 14,065, but I never travel with water, so lets say 13,500lbs at the max, the truck is good for over 17,000lbs so plenty of room there too!

And well I know the cummins can pull!

Can't wait to pick it up and then go get the 5er this weekend and hit the road for the last long weekend of the year!
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Old 09-29-2014, 10:57 AM   #6
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Congrats on the new truck! I think you will be happy with your decision to be able to get out and move around some when you want to.
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You will be fine, I pull almost 15,000 and 2,750 pin weight with my SRW F350.
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Congrats ! Awesome Truck...
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Congrats on your 2014 Ram 3500.
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Old 09-29-2014, 11:32 AM   #10
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Congrats! We are like you, have a seasonal spot, but take it out 3-4 times for a week or so during the season. Best of both worlds. We will be close to doubling our "nights spent" by the end of season, over last year.
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