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Old 08-28-2015, 11:30 AM   #15
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I don't believe the 1 ton will increase the braking ability unless it is a dually. I think the brakes are basically the same on 3/4 and 1 ton SRWs. Could be wrong.
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Old 08-28-2015, 11:53 AM   #16
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Why not get 3500 dually?
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The truck won't be over weight I'm sure. Properly setup and good trailer braking setup it will make a great combination. Maybe not the beast of all beast tow vehicles but sufficient. I have a friend who tows a 40' toy hauler with the same truck, air bags and 20" wheels with load range E tires. He's all up on 5er is 16,300 and travels extensively through Colorado from Texas and has zero issues. A properly setup 3/4 ton can do the job fine, it's just not a DRW as a 1 ton. It just doesn't calculate as pretty as the one ton...
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Old 08-28-2015, 12:08 PM   #18
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Why not get 3500 dually?
Because my truck is new, I just traded a 2012 Dodge Longhorn 3500 DRW Megacab in on it...
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:10 PM   #19
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Because my truck is new, I just traded a 2012 Dodge Longhorn 3500 DRW Megacab in on it...
You just traded for a truck with less load carrying ability but don't want to down size the RV?

Bottom line is what weight is sitting on the rear axle when fully loaded and what weight are the two rear tires capable of carrying?
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Old 08-28-2015, 05:12 PM   #20
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2500HD maximum payload of 4,212 pounds
2500HD conventional towing capacity of 13,000 pounds (5897 kg)
2500HD fifth-wheel towing capacity of 17,800 pounds (8,074 kg)
The VAST majority of weight transfers to the rear axle!
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The VAST majority of weight transfers to the rear axle!
I think the post you quoted is confusing, the RAWR is 6,200#
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You just traded for a truck with less load carrying ability but don't want to down size the RV?

Bottom line is what weight is sitting on the rear axle when fully loaded and what weight are the two rear tires capable of carrying?
Yes I did trade it in, but at the time I didn't know we would be trading our class a DP in on 5er. We had talked about but not confirmed. Like I said in an earlier post the hitch and air bags will be installed 1st of next. And by the end of the week I will pick up my 5er and head straight to the scales. My 3/4 ton will be fine and not be over weight..
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Because my truck is new, I just traded a 2012 Dodge Longhorn 3500 DRW Megacab in on it...
Huh? Why in the world would you downgrade like that?
Especially from a 2012!? I know they just spiffed up the interior a bit over at GM, but the 2500 Denali is short on payload, etc.
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Yes I did trade it in, but at the time I didn't know we would be trading our class a DP in on 5er. We had talked about but not confirmed. Like I said in an earlier post the hitch and air bags will be installed 1st of next. And by the end of the week I will pick up my 5er and head straight to the scales. My 3/4 ton will be fine and not be over weight..
I truly hope you are right! But the fact remains that most will add WAY more weight to their RV than they think.
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Huh? Why in the world would you downgrade like that?
Especially from a 2012!? I know they just spiffed up the interior a bit over at GM, but the 2500 Denali is short on payload, etc.
I am waiting on the answer to this.
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Old 08-28-2015, 10:35 PM   #26
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Question is would it be a good TV to pull a 5er weighing 14800# with a TW of 2850#.
It looks like I would be within the manufacturers recommendations.
Am I missing anything that should be a concerned?
You will have a severally overloaded 3/4 ton truck.
Your basing all your numbers on the trailers dry weights which is unrealistic.
The trailer shows a 16490 GVWR vs a 14k dry weigh.
Now lets look at reality.
Your going to add another 1500 lbs at a minimum...most likely more to the trailer. So now the trailer weighs 15500 lbs.
Pin weight will be in the 3100 lb range. Add 200 lb hitch/350 lbs for occupants/100 lbs of necessary junk in the truck ...all adds up to around 3700-3800 lbs.

Now lets look at the 2500 truck with the small 6200 RAWR which includes wheels tires and rear spring pack.
Using GM online ordering guide weight calculator that figures all the options and std weights for each GM truck shows a TC25743 Serria Denali 2500 Dmax/A 2wd std bed crew cab has a 2704 lb payload.
Your going to be 900-1000 lbs over on RAWR when the truck and trailer is loaded and road ready.

If you take the truck in for warranty work or service I sure wouldn't tell the the dealer your overloaded. He can void the new trucks warranty.

A 15k trailer can really push the back end of a 250/2500 truck around especially on twisty winding roads and in strong side wind conditions.

Load the combo up and get some front and rear axle numbers. Then you will know for sure what type mods you will have to do to the new truck.
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I am waiting on the answer to this.
If you traveled the terrain I do in a one ton dually you would understand. It had seen some very harsh environments and took a large amount of abuse. Although it looked new with 47,000 miles they were hard miles. So it was time for me to have a new one, but then again I really didn't know I would be getting rid of my pusher to get a 5er. And another thing the new Denali matches my Skeeter 21I class perfect..
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You will have a severally overloaded 3/4 ton truck.
Your basing all your numbers on the trailers dry weights which is unrealistic.
The trailer shows a 16490 GVWR vs a 14k dry weigh.
Now lets look at reality.
Your going to add another 1500 lbs at a minimum...most likely more to the trailer. So now the trailer weighs 15500 lbs.
Pin weight will be in the 3100 lb range. Add 200 lb hitch/350 lbs for occupants/100 lbs of necessary junk in the truck ...all adds up to around 3700-3800 lbs.

Now lets look at the 2500 truck with the small 6200 RAWR which includes wheels tires and rear spring pack.
Using GM online ordering guide weight calculator that figures all the options and std weights for each GM truck shows a TC25743 Serria Denali 2500 Dmax/A 2wd std bed crew cab has a 2704 lb payload.
Your going to be 900-1000 lbs over on RAWR when the truck and trailer is loaded and road ready.

If you take the truck in for warranty work or service I sure wouldn't tell the the dealer your overloaded. He can void the new trucks warranty.

A 15k trailer can really push the back end of a 250/2500 truck around especially on twisty winding roads and in strong side wind conditions.

Load the combo up and get some front and rear axle numbers. Then you will know for sure what type mods you will have to do to the new truck.
Thank you! Some great in formation and is coming to the realization that I may be pushing the limits..
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