We currently tow a 28ft 5th whl (tongue wt of 1150lb) w/an old school Ram 2500 w/4:10 and 5.9 V8. It's almost 14yrs old, so am hoping to replace it with a new 1500 w/HEMI and 3:92 cog w/max towing pkg, etc.
We want the QuadCab, 6ft 4in bed, 4x4. I'm finding very conflicting info. re: payload and towing cap. The web site says w/2 of us and trailer it has a little safety margin...but the booklet from dealer says max payload is under 1300lb. I'll have about 1600lb.
Are any of you folks already pulling a 5th wheel w/this truck?
If so, how is it equip'd and what has been your experience/success?? What is the rear axle rating for the new 5-link coil spring rear suspension?
Going to a 2500 is a little overkill for me and the ride is beating my wife up. The cummins is like fireing a cannon to kill a mouse.
Would be happy to hear and and all comments... I'm also looking into the Ford Ecoboost as a contender. (don't throw stuff, now).