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Old 08-16-2018, 04:26 PM   #71
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I also have a 3810. I pull it with a Chevy Silverado 2500 Duramax 6.7, short bed. I have a 24K slider hitch. It's alittle slow off the line but no problem to pull it.
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Old 08-17-2018, 10:19 AM   #72
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I have only read thru page 6 of this thread, but I have not seen anyone post this link https://www.ramtrucks.com/towing-guide.html It is from the Ram website. When you go to the page, choose "look up my vehicle" and then put in the vehicle VIN. It will tell you the payload and maximum towing. For our "2016 3500 Big Horn (w/ lonestar package) Crew Cab, 4x4, 8ft bed, SRW, 68RFE transmission" the maximum payload is 4430# and max towing is 16960#.
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Old 08-17-2018, 05:31 PM   #73
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To Midsouth, yes the numbers are on the Ram site, but they did not match up to what was on my door, should have check that first before the internet as there was about a 500 lb difference, but as some have said, the bells and whistles we put on these trucks change the payload, guess my ventilated seats are heavier than I thought. Dealers look those numbers up and give bad advice. I even called Ram and was given different numbers. It is all very confusing to us newbies. My problem was I found the trailer I liked first. PS graduated League City High School in Texas a long long long time ago.
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Old 08-17-2018, 06:00 PM   #74
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Midsouth,

The link you provided apparently doesn't give the information that is identical to the yellow payload sticker on any specific truck. From what I can see, it provides generic payload information for the series truck with specific engine, transmission and driveline options. It doesn't appear to take into account the options that are added beyond the ones in the previous sentence. So, if you add running boards, heavier mirrors, all season floor mats and a spray in bedliner, the weight of those options is not deducted from the website "maximum payload". Essentially, from what I could determine by entering two VIN's from two Tradesman trucks at the local dealer, both gave the same maximum payload and maximum towing capacity, but one had about 400 pounds of added optional equipment that wasn't included in the calculations.

I'd urge anyone who uses this website to verify the information on their specific yellow payload decal and not rely on the "best case information" given on this website. It does not appear to be VIN specific, but rather is "Model series as identified by VIN specific"

I think that's what Brodiegg found when he entered his VIN on that website and found it doesn't match the information that's on his yellow sticker on his specific truck.
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Old 08-19-2018, 09:39 AM   #75
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I had a F-250 when I purchased my alpine Not enough truck overloaded axles bought F-350 with all the trailer add ons I could get plus overload springs I have driven fords for 50 years and the 250 and 350 are not the same the alpine pulled the 250 down but not the 350
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Old 08-20-2018, 04:55 AM   #76
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I had a F-250 when I purchased my alpine Not enough truck overloaded axles bought F-350 with all the trailer add ons I could get plus overload springs I have driven fords for 50 years and the 250 and 350 are not the same the alpine pulled the 250 down but not the 350
Boy talk about a statement with no background information!!!
A look at profile 355RL stated in post that is is an Alpine, well looked it up on RVGuide.com.
2017 Alpine 355RL
Length 37' 11"
Dry Weight 10,670#
Payload 2,330#
GVWR 13,000#
Dry Pin 2,205#

I doubt that the F250 was very recent if I found the correct Alpine.
No real comparison, what year was the F250, what engine and drive train?
New F350 SRW or DRW gas or diesel what drive train??

If a F250 I doubt if newer gas it would exceed rear axle rating, even if only 6,000#, if over likely not by much.

I agree that Frederick made a good decision going to the F350, but if talking newer F250 and F350 SRW just paid for a VIN sticker with a higher printed GVWR. There are not any major differences between the two.

I will say we are looking at a new or lightly used Ram 3500 DRW as our next step. We do just fine with the current setup, but a would like to future proof the next 5er decision.
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Old 08-20-2018, 05:07 AM   #77
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Hi Brodiegg, Small world! We have lived in League City/ Clear Lake area for about 20 years. Our kid graduated from Clear Creek HS. It sure has grown in that time.

Regarding the truck, my payload sticker shows 4319# (111# difference in what the website showed). JRTJH has a good point though. We just bought this truck in May and since then we got the bed re-sprayed; new steps and aluminum bed cover put on But, when dealing with payload and towing capacity, I like a big cushion, so I wouldn't want to get right at capacity or even close to the capacity-leave about 500# leeway. The truck pulls the Alpine real smooth--it's actually more comfortable riding in the truck when pulling then not.
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Old 08-20-2018, 06:37 AM   #78
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Info for those who have, or are looking at Fords for towing your RV:


https://www.fleet.ford.com/towing-guides/
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Old 08-20-2018, 10:20 AM   #79
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I used to pull our 2670bhs with a 2012 Silverado 1500 4x4 and I was always right at payload. We got tired of leaving stuff home so I bought my old truck back from my dad.
It's a 2004 ram 2500 4x4 with 80,000 miles and he hardly drove it much. More is always better. I'll put up some pictures with the camper on next time I hook up. I actually ordered this truck new with 4.10's so it's smooth sailing now. Dan
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