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Old 04-22-2015, 11:12 PM   #1
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18k GVWR w 2500 Ram Diesel 3.42

September last year we bought a North Trail TT and a Dodge 2500 Diesel. Love it, took out 5 times since. We have 2 sons, 4 dogs and our niece that comes with most trips. It was getting a little tight really quick. My wife calls me last week and say she found a great 5th wheel.... Totally unexpected since our TT and truck is new. We stumbled across a Fuzion 405 in absolutely perfect condition, upgraded and not a scratch on it. Issue being the 2500 with the 3.42 is not enough truck.... to pull it and stop safely.

I have read the forums over and over about guys that do it, guys that dont and then the old timers that state your crazy for even thinking about it. The one comment I read from a guy, said the last thing he wanted to do was buy a different truck BUT the best thing he did was to match the heavy TH to a truck that could do it and do it safe.

With the family in the truck, we decided to trade in the 2500 and get a 3500 DRW w the 4.10 axle. Now I am not worried about the safety issue while on the road. Picked up the truck last night and get the TH next wednesday...

Thank you to all you long timers that gave input on many threads regarding the tow ratings, proper capacity and weight of the truck I had. I took the info that was given and made the right decision. Not the friendliest to the wallet, but. In the end our payment went up $100 per month and now I can pull a truckload of damn cattle when I am not camping lol...

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Old 04-23-2015, 02:08 AM   #2
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Congrats on the truck and the trailer. Great choice to do it the right way. Happy trails

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Old 04-23-2015, 07:58 AM   #3
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18k GVWR w 2500 Ram Diesel 3.42

Congratulations, that's a very nice truck and toy hauler combination. I recently traded trucks also and very happy with my decision to get a DRW. I would love to trade my Fuzion toy hauler for a larger one. Mines 35 feet and with two kids and two dogs we could use the extra room. The dogs think the sofa is theirs.
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Old 04-24-2015, 07:54 AM   #4
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Wife and I are really excited. Now I just need to get into a parking lot and practice backing up and turning.

I pulled a 37' TT and all my buddies are telling me that if I could pull and park the TT, the 40' 5th will not be an issue..
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Old 05-06-2015, 07:43 PM   #5
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You'll be just fine. But remember that your trailer wheels will cut more than the TT. Swing WIDE! We bought the same truck as you at Chapman LV.
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Old 05-07-2015, 05:33 AM   #6
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You did it right. On behalf of others on the road - Thank You! Our 3500 came from Towbin in Las Vegas.

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