So here are a few questions for you all. Again, compare the max hitch and trailer weights to the weight capacity of your receiver, and do not exceed the weight capacity of your receiver. We do get very slightly less mpg with the new truck than our old one 4. FastEagle I always wonder why these questions continue to come up. Thank you for all the compliments and kind words, Glen. The Pin Weight is the weight of the trailer at the hitch pin, a value that has to be calculated. In the truck world, this is like having the driveshaft turn a lot to make the wheels turn a little as it does with the 4.
The differential is the big round casing that hangs between the rear wheels. I believe the newer Fords are using the new engine that Ford built. I also notice that when a smaller vehicle owner is talking trailers here, they are warned over and over about the dangers of towing too much wieght. Our trailer tires are rated at 100 lbs. Listed below are the Fifth Wheel Hitches that are designed to work with the 2008 Dodge Ram 3500. The second choice was a 2007. .
The highest tow ratings are achieved with a 4. My Ford King Ranch 6. Had no problem with power using the 5. The problem was that at the speeds we tended to drive — 55-65 — the engine would lug. No one I spoke with had any issues with their trucks that were weight related.
We did not get an extended warranty, although it may be a good idea. Most of your posts and decisons are the same I would make… still wondering about the 3. Long rigs are a real challenge when it comes to finding good camping spots away from the fray. Not sure if that comment was directed at me, but since I'm the one who mentioned adding air bags and adjustable shocks to deal with a couple of hundred pounds over my 9k limit I'll respond. Rusty The Ram engineers are quite aware of weight distributing hitches. This engine had 77 engine service bulletins after only a couple years and sent ford and navistar into a warranty argument and court battles that eventually ended a 20 plus year partnership after navistar couldnt redeem itself with the 6. Also, think of yours and the safety of others, let alone the stress on the truck by exceeding it's rating.
For us, the simplicity of the inline 6 cylinder Cummins engine as compared to the more complex V8 engines in the Chevy and Ford along with the longer stroke inherently higher torque makes a lot of sense. It can tow a trailer weighing 31,210 lbs. I would go with the 4. While I don't expect that my trailer will tip the scales at 18K, I am just using that number as my guide. Was wondering your feelings about them.
I know this is a helluva time to learn that, but that is the way it is. When we did our test drives, we found that the duallies with the auto-level suspension had a slightly smoother ride when not towing than the ordinary leaf spring only models did. There is not a whole lot you can do after-market to close the gap here short of jacking up the stereo and running a new truck underneath. Wanted to ask you about your Edge Engine Tuner. I included the anecdote about our one-time descent on a frighteningly steep 10% grade single lane road in the Rocky Mountains because traveling at 5 mph in 4 wheel drive low gear was the only way we could get off that particular mountain with our 14k lb. See this article for details: More info about Pickup Trucks, Ram Trucks, Tow Ratings, etc.
Thank you for reading and for all your encouragement. Also, you have to know the street address to go anywhere. I wish I could have given the sales commission to you and Mark. I did confirm that the only difference between the 2500 and 3500 is an extra leaf in the rear spring pack from the factory. When I add the 13. The standard electric brakes that are factory installed on most big fifth wheels and toy haulers are okay when new, but as they get older their stopping power gets weaker. Would love to follow in your footsteps next Fall or Spring.
With the late model Ram trucks there are two models of 6 speed automatic transmissions to choose from. Had to throw that in because you told us about your activities in a big, long rig; looking for good camping spots. In a turn, the front and rear tires will travel different paths and need to be able to rotate at different speeds. From everything I have been able to read, I think I am okay with limits, but I am not certain. Wifey and I have decided to purchase a Truck Camper where payload is extremely important. I realize there are a lot of experienced haulers on here with great advice. If you are concerned about stopping power with your 20k toy hauler, I would recommend you look into doing an electric over hydraulic disc brake conversion as described in the blog post mentioned above.
Appointed to come to sellers in past due August, the increased 3500 does not have a retail industry price but. More than likely the brakes are the same on that axle. This information should be in the owner's manual; should it not? In the Ford section of the guide, they have a completely separate chart for 5th wheel towing. You need a far more capable truck for that trailer, on with a tow rating in the vicinity of 17,800 lbs, allowing a 10% cushion. I have a year to decide. Great blog… I just read the whole blog. And that figure of 24450 is truck, trailer, passengers, gear and fluids gas, oil etc.