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Old 12-01-2012, 05:46 PM
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Default Why is the ram 2500 payload so low?

Shopping for a crew cab to haul a gooseneck hauler. Chevy and ford are at 3000lbs payload while dodge is 2200....

Anyone know the reason for this?

Trailer is 8000lbs with tongue at 25% puts me at 2000 without people, hay, gear etc....
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Old 12-01-2012, 08:30 PM
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You must be looking at a light duty 2500. I would check the GVWR, load capacity, and tow capacity. Different drivetrains and especially rear axle ratio will increase your capacities.
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Axle ratio impacts tow but not payload. Crew cab 2wd has 2180 payload. That just seems low to me.
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Have you checked out this site to see how to equip for payload/towing?

http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/
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You must be looking at a light duty 2500. I would check the GVWR, load capacity, and tow capacity. Different drivetrains and especially rear axle ratio will increase your capacities.
There's no such thing as a light duty 2500 anymore. I would suggest looking into a 3500 QC SRW where the payload is nearly 3200 lbs.
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That does seem low. My quad cab 4.7L ram 1500 has a payload of ~1,650 lb. Can't believe the 2500 is only ~500 lb more.
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There's no such thing as a light duty 2500 anymore. I would suggest looking into a 3500 QC SRW where the payload is nearly 3200 lbs.
definitely interesting, the lowest payload of a new Ford Superduty is 3020 lbs (F250 Crewcab 4x4 long wheel base), and the highest is 7260 (F350 DRW 2wd reg cab)

the same Ram setup is 1860 lbs (Ram 2500 crewcab 4x4 long wheel base) and the best payload is only 5181 lbs (3500 DRW 2wd Reg cab)
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every late model Ram i've seen squats bigtime under any decent load. That's why i put Airlift on my '12 1500 Outdoorsman, i always have at least 1000 pounds worth of tools/equipment in my truck. My wife's '12 SLT squatted down pretty good recently when it was pulling a float in the Christmas parade, and tha twas basically a 16x6 tandem axle trailer with about 10 people(mainly kids) and a couple hundred pounds of hay/boxes! I'm thinking about swapping my Airlift over to her truck and putting Total Load Control on since i use mine more than she would and really need a better system. I don't want to go to stiffer springs, as using the airbag systems allow you to adjust the ride for each load and return to normal when unloaded.

I know you are discussing 3/4 ton trucks, but IMO Ram really screwed the pooch with payload on all of them.
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I dunno, the payload on my 1500 is something like 1,650 lb. That's pretty high.
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put 5-700 pounds in the bed, the rear will drop 3" or more. my '04 Ram 1500 would hardly squat at all even under 750# load. or rather, it didn't until the driver's side leaf springs decided to develop the dodge lean. LOL
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