Originally Posted by Kevinc
I am towing a 2015 36rsqs and the hitch weight is too heavy for my 8.1 lt 2500hd siverado. What diesel would you recommend for the 2700-2800 lb tongue weight. Don't want duellys. Are recent ford and chev 3500's okay for this axle weight?
With an almost 16,000# GVW, I'd recommend a dually, but would think that any of the NEWER (13' and up), Big Three's 3500 SRW trucks should be able to handle that GVW and pin weight. The D/A ( Allison is a medium tranny), is an awesome combo and Ram now not only offers the medium duty Cummins Diesel engine, but also a medium duty transmission with the addition of the Aisin tranny. I like the gearing better in the Allison, 3.73 as opposed to 3.42 with the Aisin in a 3500 SRW configuration. Don't know that much about the Ford...Ram has one of the best exhaust brakes I've seen.
Realistic hitch weight could easily hit 3,000#. At almost 41', I'd want a long bed, and a dually for a more stable towing experience.. I know people tow more with lessor TV's, but it doesn't make it right and doesn't mean it's the safe thing to do.