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Old 09-30-2015, 06:57 PM   #29
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I would assume it comes with ITB if not for sure get it!

I would add 4wd.

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Old 09-30-2015, 08:23 PM   #30
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The ITB is awesome. My Tekonsha P3 was pretty good, but the ITB on my 2014 Ram is much smoother. It's a must-have option.

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Yes ITB is being put on along with exhaust brake.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:40 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by bucsfan116 View Post
I want to thank everyone who replied. I have decided on a 2016 GMC Denali 3500HD/ with Durimax engine/dullie/ 2 wd. It's 5th wheel posted towing cap is 23,200. It comes with exhaust brake. Is that enough or should I add the intregrated trailer braking system The unit I have ordered is a 2016 Forest River Sandpiper 355RE with a loaded weight of 15,500.
Add the integrated braking system. You will have to pay for an add on system if you dont. The integrated is better.

Ignore the towing capacity (ideal number of truck with no options and not load) and look to the GCWR. Subtract the GVWR of the truck. The difference would be the ideal GVWR of the trailer. It is a better indicator of the capability of the truck.
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Old 10-01-2015, 10:44 AM   #33
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Was reading another thread and this entry brought up an interesting observation. The fellow claims his truck towed well in spite of the fact it almost was blown over.

"I tow my 26' 5500lbs TT with a 1500 Ram 5.7 8 speed. Used to. I now have a 2500 but I am still a huge advocate of half ton pulling within reason.
The Ram pulled it fine, tons of power, good control BUT I was always severely overloaded and had to modify it to help that. Mine with the 3.92 gears was only rated to 9650lbs. Wind really played hell with that combo too and it was a large gust that almost put us on our roof that forced us to upgrade trucks.
In short- the Ram 1500 is one of the better towing half tons out there but it's not all about what it's rated for. Sometimes a little logic needs to go into it. You're not going to have much fun with that thing on the short wheelbase 1500. Just my .02."

I wonder how many other folks who are driving on the ragged edge continue to claim their truck "pulls it fine"?
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The exhaust brake is standard on thebig three Diesel tricks.

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