Originally Posted by Randy VK
Thanks very much for all the input.
The truck is a 2017 2500 diesel, I am scheduled in next week to get rear airbags put on also. The info Im finding on the truck is 18,000lbs towing and 4000lbs load.
There are no 250/2500 LDT (Ram/GM/Ford) that can carry 4000 lb load in the bed. They don't have enough OEM spring capacity.
Any size LDT actual payloads will come from a trucks actual scaled weights....not a brochure advertisement.
Stick with a 12k-13k 5th wheel rv trailer.
Ram may give a 18k lb tow rating for a specific 2500 truck ,,,but that tow rating is for all types of trailers.
I have a 16k triaxle GN stock trailer that I can pull with my 2500 Dodge/Cummins.
Stock trailers and flatbed trailers can be loaded to maintain any amount of hitch weight needed . We can't do that with rv trailers.
Get those front and rear axle weighed. Then find your trucks rawr number on the drivers side door post and do the math. You sure don't want to overload tires/wheels/suspensions.