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Old 04-02-2012, 11:27 PM
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Default 2500 w/4.10 planning to tow a triple axle need advice

My new 2500 6.7 with the 4.10 gearing and all the extra gizmo's for towing is going to be here next week and I'm looking to tow a 40' triple axle toy hauler with it. My understanding of the 2500 vs. the 3500 is they are totally the same except for the spring kit. This in mind my idea would be to get some good quality airbags to assist with the payload. The pin weight on the 5th wheel I want is 2800lbs. I haven't bought the toy hauler yet and I could back off on the size and weight but a Dodge buddy of mine tows a custom 50' unit with a full size H1 Humvee in the garage with a 4K pin weight on his 3500 no problem but he has the no-spring airbag setup mod like the big rigs. I could use any advice/thoughts on this since I don't mind getting a good airbag assist setup if that's what I need to do but I don't want to spend the $$ on a no-spring airbag setup which I think runs around $4 to $5K. And when I'm not towing around town I like the idea of the 2500 since it rides a bit nicer vs the 3500 when it's dry.

Thanks for any advice on the towing as I am new to Dodge and a recovering Ford 6.0 owner. Not recovered yet. It will improve over the years of Dodge/Cummins ownership I'd expect.
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