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Old 01-23-2024, 07:10 AM   #1
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Towing a xlr nitro 35dk5 w/ Ram 2500 6.7 410 gear

Any thoughts on towing xlr 35dk5, dry weight 13600 gross 17000, with Ram 2500 6.7 gas 4:10 gear rated just over 17000 .
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Old 01-23-2024, 07:19 AM   #2
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Really we need more info and probably the most often overloaded.

We need the payload capacity of the truck (Very often overloaded), and the pin weight of the fifth wheel.

Dry weights are fictious and only that low when leaving the factory, the gross weight will be closer to accurate.

The best info is actual scale weights.

Just an opinion but you are probably going to be overloaded on your trucks payload capacity and in dually territory but need more info first. The year of the truck is needed and the payload weight cap. in the door jam. (or where ever Ram currently puts it.)

Again just guessing without more info. coil rear springs no, leaf springs maybe but doubt it. (from a quick internet search). Also looks like the pin weight is over 3,000 lbs.

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Old 01-23-2024, 09:19 AM   #3
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The attachment is the chart for my truck.
Thank you for your input. I would hate to buy something that I canít use my current truck.
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Old 01-23-2024, 10:42 AM   #4
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The attachment is the chart for my truck.
Thank you for your input. I would hate to buy something that I can’t use my current truck.
That is a generic chart for that model/configuration in general. It doesn't necessarily apply to your specific truck.

You need to refer to the Tire & Loading info sticker on the driver's side door pillar of your vehicle. It will indicate, among other things, your Cargo Carrying (Payload) capacity, which was determined when your truck came of the line. It is the truck's curb weight (allowing for a full tank of fuel) subtracted from its GVWR.

Every truck weighs differently depending on selected options, cab/engine configuration and trim levels. As a result every vehicle will have its own unique payload capacity.

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Old 01-26-2024, 08:07 AM   #5
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Could your truck pull and stop it yes. Would you exceed your payload number most likely by the time you add hitch and passengers I would assume being a 6.4 bed you might need a slider hitch. Being a tow hauler might help lessen the pin weight when garage is loaded. While you won’t be the first up the hill you will make it. My concern would be getting gas pulling basically a 45’ long 13’ tall trl. Possible but my 5th wheel was 36’ and it was very tight when I had gasser.
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Old 01-26-2024, 08:18 AM   #6
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Thank you. After much consideration and checking with ram dealer It would definitely be at the top of scale for me. So as the man saysĒ know when to hold them, know when to fold them ď. Folded, (until the next one comes along).
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Old 02-21-2024, 02:24 AM   #7
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I changed vehicle to Ram 2500 diesel to tow my nitro 351. I towed with my Ram 2500 gasser just one time and it was ok but definitely convinced that in hill territory it may be undersized. So diesel was a better choice, much better.
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