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Old 10-16-2012, 03:00 PM
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Hi All, New to the forum, excellent information here My question has most likely been answer before but I just cannot seem to find what I'm looking for.
Therefore here are the facts:
I have a 2010 2500 Ram Crew Cab 4wd SB (6'4") box with 3.73 gears and 6.7 Diesel. And I just picked up my new 5th wheel (Sunny brook Raven 3300CK).
According to the Dodge web site my GCWR is 20000lb.
According to Sunny brook Raven web site Dry weight 10060 lb, Payload 2300 lbs, GCWR 12700 lbs and hitch/pin 1980lbs.
According to the CAT Scale (this was with a full tank of fuel/ trailer was empty), -My Steer Axle is weighting in at 4660 lbs (Dodge web site is saying max GAWR 5500lbs)
- My drive Axle is weighting in at 5380 lbs (Dodge web site is saying max GAWR 6010lbs)
- and my trailer axle is weighting in at 8400 lbs
- and finally according to CAT scale, my Gross weight is a 18480 lbs.
So thats the facts, now my question. Do I new another truck . I was thinking of adding Air Bags and chipping the engine. All the numbers appear to be ok. But I'm not leaving much room for extras.
Any comments/advice would be great appeciated. I love my truck and I prefer not to replace it.
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Old 10-17-2012, 11:28 AM
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Should be fine. Your weights appear to be within spec, but for proper comparison, would need truck unhitched weights to be sure. You likely will not hith the max payload weight in your trailer unless you load the hell out of it. Typically in a 5'er you will see 1200-1500lbs of stuff added including full load of water.
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