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Old 07-10-2014, 12:22 AM
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So, looking at trailers, trying to figure things out.
I have a fully loaded ram 1500 CC 4x4 3.21. My sticker in door jam says GVWR is 6900lbs. I took it to the scales. Front axle :1540 kg rear axle: 1180. Total : 2720 kg or 5998lbs. So that only leaves me 900lbs for my hitch weight and passengers.....

Does this seem right? How can my truck be rated to tow @ 7500lbs (10-15% tongue weight @ 600lbs) with so little wiggle room within the GVRW??

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Old 07-11-2014, 01:27 PM
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your truck weights do seem to be heavier then others i have seen posted....one other 2014 express CC weight in at 5640lbs with driver and a full tank of gas (32gallon tank)

what does your payload sticker say for a weight limit?
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Probably for the same reason my Longhorn is rated to tow 9750 lbs, yet my door sticker limits my cargo and passenger weight to 825 lbs. At the local dump, my actual weight came in at 6200 lbs with 32 gallons of gas, me and my Bakflip F1 cover. Be thankful that you at least got the 6900 GVWR, mines 6800. I'm limited to about 6% tongue weight at my maximum towing capacity.
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Sounds right, the more options, the less capacity.
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your truck weights do seem to be heavier then others i have seen posted....one other 2014 express CC weight in at 5640lbs with driver and a full tank of gas (32gallon tank)

what does your payload sticker say for a weight limit?
@1300lbs
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I too have the 6800 GVWR
But it should be the same truck
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