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Old 11-19-2013, 05:39 PM   #11
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We requested new tires on the FW when we purchased it, should have taken pictures of the old ones, but didn't think to do it.......snip
Check the tire manufacture's date code on the side of "all" the tires, that will give you some indication on how new they are.



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Old 11-20-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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This article will tell you how to identify the tire code and the age of your tires.



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Old 11-25-2013, 10:27 AM   #13
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Most newer 3/4 ton trucks will tow that weight...realistically, you don't NEED a 1 ton dually but they handle the higher pin/hitch weights better. When you look at TVs, be sure you know the pin weight of the 5er (assume 20% of FW) and verify that the TV rear axle load capacity will handle it. Then look at the Combined Weight Rating of the TV by adding the 5er weight (fully loaded) plus the TV weight (also fully loaded). Or an easier way is to just add together the dry/unloaded weights of both and add 15% (rough guesstimate for both fully loaded). For instance, my TV weighs 6K empty and the 5er weighs 7600. So, 6000 + 7600 x 1.15% = 15,640. My TV Combined weight rating is 16,200...so I'm good...plus I have weighed my rig fully loaded as well and it only weighs 15,093. I've got plenty of spare room under my max. I also calculate my pin weight to be 1800 #s, while my rear axle will handle over 3000. Again, plenty to spare.
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:20 PM   #14
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A 5er pin weight will be around 20% of total weight. I would go by 20% of the gross weight rating of the 5er. Based in that, you are looking at one ton diesel srw and likely a drw. Put 2500lbs of Lin weight in most 3/4 ton trucks and u will be over the cargo capacity of the truck easily (unless u don't take passengers in the truck etc). Tow rating doesn't mean much as I have found out...it is all about cargo capacity.
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Old 11-25-2013, 07:35 PM   #15
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Remember, it isn't just "Can I pull it?".

The more important question is, "Can I stop it (safely) in a HURRY??".

A dually has twice as much rubber gripping the road, and often larger brakes and an engine brake.
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Old 12-05-2013, 09:39 PM   #16
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Also, you can easily order the vehicle and your husband want or need. I have a 2014 Ram 3500 dual rear wheel, diesel on order right now. Should be here next week, its taking about 7 weeks, but you have time. I'm pulling a new 40' Jayco 5th wheel.

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