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Old 01-17-2018, 05:33 AM   #71
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Some forum member from some RV site probably told him that as long as his truck was under axle rating he was ok even though he was over his GVWR since those stickers are just propaganda that the govt requires. With all that great info he figured he was good to go!! No rules, just run what ya brung! Lol!
Problem was he was probably nearing or over 1 ton axle ratings. Throw that in conjunction with a lifted big tire truck, speed, and probably distractions, and walla you get an accident. Isn't anyone here telling anyone to put that kind of weight on any single rear wheel truck IMO. There is a forum member on here with a F250, tool box in the back of his truck towing a Montana 3820FK (Front Kitchen) and using a Demco Hijacker 18K hitch. Now that is a IMO, but that is just that My Opinion.



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Old 01-17-2018, 06:25 AM   #72
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Yep, probably several issues came into play that day!
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Old 01-17-2018, 08:43 AM   #73
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Is it “cool” for me to pay more money for a 6.4L and get 1000# more payload when the 5.7L is the identical truck less 50lbs? All you have to do is click the 10,000 GVWR box...There are some that don’t understand that it’s all a marketing tool. Know your GAWR and tire ratings because it’s obvious that the payload numbers are not very reliable. I’m not buying a 1 Ton truck to tow a 9,000lb 5th wheel when my 3/4 Ton does the job perfectly despite being over payload but WELL under axle ratings and combined trailer rating. But to each their own
I understand what you are saying and don't really KNOW what the difference between the 2 weight ratings is as is the case with most everyone on this forum. We can speculate, but that isn't KNOWING. As far as the 5.7 and 6.4 trucks being identical I can say without a doubt, having owned both, that the 5.7 and 6.4 engines are not identical by any stretch. I doubt that is what you are saying but just wanted to clarify
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:31 PM   #74
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Not sure if anyone mentioned it, but you can always look up the rating for your specific truck. Punch in your vin

https://www.ramtrucks.com/towing-guide.html

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Looks like after inputting my VIN I received a new payload amount!!! Perfect for a new half ton fifth wheel
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:43 PM   #75
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Looks like after inputting my VIN I received a new payload amount!!! Perfect for a new half ton fifth wheel
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The Ram towing guide you are directed to isn't correct. All it does is give the max payload for your "type" of vehicle. The sticker on your door will tell you what is accurate - which is probably less. As is always the case.....look at the door.
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Old 01-17-2018, 07:51 PM   #76
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If you punch your vin into the look up my vehicle it gives you specific info. Not sure why it doesn't have the right payload. It use to work properly.

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Old 01-17-2018, 08:04 PM   #77
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If you punch your vin into the look up my vehicle it gives you specific info. Not sure why it doesn't have the right payload. It use to work properly.

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It's the Ram truck towing website. You can put your VIN in as I did and I get my generic truck; body style, engine, CC etc. It then gives you the MAX payload for that type of vehicle. I've not ever seen a generic Ram website that gave specific VIN info....I may have missed it but I haven't seen it. Did what the website tell you match what was on your door?
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Old 01-18-2018, 02:55 PM   #78
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It's the Ram truck towing website. You can put your VIN in as I did and I get my generic truck; body style, engine, CC etc. It then gives you the MAX payload for that type of vehicle. I've not ever seen a generic Ram website that gave specific VIN info....I may have missed it but I haven't seen it. Did what the website tell you match what was on your door?
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