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Old 03-21-2011, 06:23 PM
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A quick google search found that PDF you were referring to (http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/201...ammlup1500.pdf).

After reading it and looking a the specs....I would put more faith in what the PDF says vs. what the article I posted states.

Just FYI...

I have a 2009 Hemi 5.7L 4x4 SLT w/17"ers and I tow a Coachman Catalina 34' with no problem at all. Here are the weight specs on my camper:

WEIGHTS
Base Weight 6,512 lbs.
Carrying Capacity 2,988 lbs.
GVWR 9,500 lbs.
Hitch Weight 810 lbs.
That's impressive, how much of a weight difference is there on the hitch when the trailer is loaded? That would be eating into your payload quite quickly I would think. I was running the numbers for a 26 foot TT with a dry hitch weight of 560lbs, so with myself, my wife and two kids and full gas I would only be about 200lbs under my max payload for my truck. This is using the numbers off the bodybuilder guide.
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I forgot to add my crewcab has the 17's as well.
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