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Old 04-02-2012, 11:33 PM
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Default 2012 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 2005 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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IMO, You will be fine with adding bags to your truck. If that was your question

I had a 03' 6.0L, Man that was a nightmare. My buddy has a 2006 and has very few problems with it but it took them TOO long to work out the bugs.
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Yeah what I'm looking for would be advice on which airbags people like and recommend.
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I put on the Firestone 5K bags. Easy install and amazing difference. I leave them at about 5psi empty and run up to about 100psi towing 10K and a bed full of camping crap. You will not regret them- as Ive said before, for $200 its the best mod I've made.

I did not run a compressor, just brought the lines to a T and installed a single valve next to the license plate. It's a no drilling install that will take maybe two hours in the garage.
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