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Old 04-16-2013, 11:31 PM   #29
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Thank you to all for the input. I bumped into the following truck and bought it yesterday: 2005 Dodge Ram 3500, long bed, SRW, Quad Cab, 2WD, 5.9L Cummins, Auto, 3:73, 9,900 GVWR, 3,250 payload, 14,200 tow, 21,000 GCWR, 55,000 miles, fitted with a Reese 16k 5th wheel hitch, and fresh E-rated Michelin's. I am confident it will do a good job with the Domani 5th wheel we just purchased. The Domani Has a GVWR of 11,800. We are fair-weather RVers and can't imagine a situation where we would want to tow in snow, ice, or mud. We live in an area that gets some snow but we each have 4WD daily drivers for those situations..
Good match. I have a 2500 Dodge/Cummins 305/555 engine and pull a 11200 lb 5er. Your '05 has the 325/610 Cummins and is a strong puller.

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I guess I am lost now--we are supposed to forget what the vehicle mfg ratings are and look up the axle mfg ratings?
I am interested in the previous thread where its an "easy change of tires" to match up with a 10,900lb axle on a 3/4T pickup? Is there a tire out there that rates at 5,450lb for a 3/4T axle?
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Good point.
IMO someone mis spoke or was confused. The axle makers number doesn't mean a thing as its GMs 6084 RAWR that counts. The AAM 11.5" axle is a strong unit and comes under GM and Dodge 2500/3500 SRW and DRW diesel trucks.
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I teach with a former engineer with GM. She said if you keep the pin weight below 2,200-2,300 lbs, carrying two or three adults and their paraphernalia you have little to worry about. Personally, I'd feel better keeping the pin weight at 2,000 lbs or less.
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Hi I used to work in the oil sands of northern Alberta in very rugged conditions. Ford was the truck of choice there because they hold up to the conditions. GM was not far behind . The Dodges literally fell apart. The Cummings engines are great but don't like the rest of the drive train. Ford powerstroke is ok but only ok. Best drive train by far is Duramax / Allison Combo . Would not pull anything over 12000 lbs without 1 ton DRW. Less truck can do it but not safely.
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I have that truck.. '05 2500 HD. It's a longbed w/ crewcab. I've towed my 33' Hitchhiker with it and felt very safe... and that rig grossed at 17k if I remember. I'm now using it for my 11K + 4K carrying cap rv. Like carrying a baby.

Mileage. Around town 19mpg solo; Highway 21mpg solo. Towing 11-12mpg
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Still the same situation as before--with a GVWR of 11,800, pin weight will be around 2000-2100. With the 6200lb axle rating, and a 2000lb pin weight, you are probably going to be over the axle rating--and since GM uses the tire rating as the limiting factor, you are probably going to be over the tire rating for sure. I, for one, would never tow with the tires overloaded.
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The axle and wheel bearing load capacity these GM trucks is 10,900 lbs. and subtracting 3,000 lbs. of "truck weight" that leaves plenty for a load on a king pin.

Oddly enough whenever I drive on a trip and start counting the people using SRW and DRW trucks to pull 5th wheels I find that more than 80% of the trucks are SRW. The DRW show up with trucks being used to tow horse trailers.
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The axle and wheel bearing load capacity these GM trucks is 10,900 lbs. and subtracting 3,000 lbs. of "truck weight" that leaves plenty for a load on a king pin.

Oddly enough whenever I drive on a trip and start counting the people using SRW and DRW trucks to pull 5th wheels I find that more than 80% of the trucks are SRW. The DRW show up with trucks being used to tow horse trailers.
The manufacturer's GVWR and GAWRs are those shown on the driver's door sticker. It doesn't matter what the axle assemblies are rated for.

Even if 99% of the people were pulling large 5th wheels with SRW trucks, it doesn't mean that most of them (those towing the large 5th wheels) aren't running overloaded - i.e., over the manufacturer's GCWR, GVWR or GAWRs. Buy the tool that's rated for the job.

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The manufacturer's GVWR and GAWRs are those shown on the driver's door sticker. It doesn't matter what the axle assemblies are rated for.

Even if 99% of the people were pulling large 5th wheels with SRW trucks, it doesn't mean that most of them (those towing the large 5th wheels) aren't running overloaded - i.e., over the manufacturer's GCWR, GVWR or GAWRs. Buy the tool that's rated for the job.

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There are a lot of overloaded rigs running around kind of scary. Dually's are not always necessary have Chevy with SRW towing 13000 still have over 2000 spare on rear axle 1000 pin to spare. If you drive crazy duell aren't going to help
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