Originally Posted by jal0710
gtsum2, how much more truck is the DRW than the SRW?
Ram srw comes with 3.42 only. I didn't order the aisin tranny and wish I did as it boosts the torque and hp a bit. However I weighed myself today with a fully loaded toy hauler as we r in the middle of a 2500 mile trip and were heavy with clothes and food a quads in the back. I was 16520 on the hauler and 12500 on the truck (3500 on the pin). I'm 100lbs over my 7k rear axle (under tire ratings) and 100 over the truck gvwr.
This is the heaviest I would ever be with my toy hauler but the extra torque with the aisin and the 3.73 rear end and two more wheels for more stability in the truck would be welcome. Especially in the mountains. 16500 with 3.42 rear end and srw is at the very max for the truck IMO...I will be ordering the drw when I get home.
Ps I have no idea how so many people out there tow heavy toy haulers with a 3/4 ton and say "it does great"??