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Old 08-10-2018, 08:46 AM   #21
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I appreciate the concern, but take a deep breath. I'm here asking the question to make sure for that exact reason...not to justify my purchase. I was concerned that I was being fed a line just to make a sale. Again, thanks though

Sorry if I sounded a little harsh. Dealers that do that to people just irritate me no end and I kind of get testy; not pointing fingers at you. I know they do it every day but can't fathom how/why they would put someone in jeopardy and walk off with a good conscience....or any conscience for that matter leaving the new owner holding the bag. Hope you can find a suitable truck that takes care of your needs.
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Old 08-10-2018, 08:57 AM   #22
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Bob Bo,
I feel your pain. Dealer told me I had enough truck also. I knew I was close and yes the TV did tow and stop the 5er. The (previous) truck didn't "like" it,but it did it. Being so close to the max I knew I had to upgrade my TV.
The jury is in and has spoken. That is a lot of trailer you have,but you know that.
I think your present TV is new enough that the "sting" (trade up cost to DRW) wont be so bad. Especially since dealers are looking to move new 2018 stock prior to the 2019 inventory arriving, I may be a little behind on this,but I'm sure you will find a deal. Shop around and consider the factory air bag system as well as the tow package options.
One pressing question though. The "weight police" have been mentioned a few times on here. Would they also be known as the "Keystone Cops"?
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In my 63 years I've been called many things....most of them not suitable for this audience as per forum rules.....but, I'll take it.....Keystone Cops it is!

And the reasons that I'm so adamant about choosing the the right size truck is because I was in the same situation myself....as many of us or at least some of us here have been. I've gained a tremendous amount of knowledge here from the kind folks that have been patient enough to bear with me through my "working it out" and "figuring it out" stage of getting a truck that will work for my T.H. I've got gobs of excessive payload capacity right now and that was my decision to go a lot bigger than I needed to for my present T.H. But, I was also planning ahead in the event that I may go to a larger T.H. at some point in time and if I do, there is more than enough truck there to get even one of the biggest 5vers available. 5270 lb of payload capacity will do that for you! Good luck on your search for the new T.V. and hopefully you find exactly what you want for the best price out there.
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Old 08-10-2018, 10:03 AM   #23
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assume anything you buy in this life is buyer beware. From that soda with 50 grams of sugar to the 2500 truck your dealer tells you will be fine. It's sad but true.
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:47 PM   #24
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Alright guys, thanks for all the advice. I'm headed back to the truck dealership in the morning to see how much it will hurt to jump to the 3500 SRW. Depending on the outcome, I'll post something here.
Thanks again
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Old 08-10-2018, 05:56 PM   #25
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Alright guys, thanks for all the advice. I'm headed back to the truck dealership in the morning to see how much it will hurt to jump to the 3500 SRW. Depending on the outcome, I'll post something here.
Thanks again
Bob Bo.....I'm wishing you the best. I know it is a pain in the tail but with the trailer you have you REALLY need to upgrade. At the same time, look at the options you have, want, or don't need and the upgrade might be less painful. I am in the process of doing the same thing.
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Old 08-10-2018, 06:58 PM   #26
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Alright guys, thanks for all the advice. I'm headed back to the truck dealership in the morning to see how much it will hurt to jump to the 3500 SRW. Depending on the outcome, I'll post something here.
Thanks again
I would really take a serious look at the DRW. Having towed with both, I won’t go SRW again.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:24 PM   #27
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I hear you chuckster, but the DRW is listed at $13k over the SRW. Granted it's a MegaCab Limited. I'm already expecting to struggle just trying to trade in a recently purchased 2500. If they dont try to overwork me for that, and can swing one hell of a deal for the DRW...I'll try.
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Old 08-10-2018, 07:33 PM   #28
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Well my hats off to you for even doing what your doing. We have all been where you are, and only want the best for you....think intervention.
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Old 08-11-2018, 02:16 AM   #29
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If you read this before you go to the dealer this morning I would like to point some things out. If you are comparing a Ram 2500 to a 3500 CTD with the same options the only differences are the rear suspension, the 2500 has a 5 link coil and the 3500 has the leaf springs. Other than that they are the same, tires, rims, frame, drivetrain, and brakes. Don't overload a 3500 SRW. Find a DRW you can afford, they are out there. One last thing, you will not be happy with the gearing on the 3500 SRW with that load, they only come with 3.42 gears.

Find a 3500 DRW with the 68RFE transmission, the price increase should be around $1,000.
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I agree ^^^^^. Realistically, the Dually is the way to go for this trailer.....extra stability and extra payload is ALWAYS a good thing!
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