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Old 03-04-2014, 04:47 PM   #11
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I've found when folks have a little understanding on how TV and TT weights work in conjunction with each other when towing, they tend to make smarter TV/TT purchase decisions, understand the effect of loading, importance of WDH sizing..., and can confidently look forward to an enjoyable/safe trip.

Some folks like to know that they are within their TV/TT weight limits, others aren't as concerned, I guess it's a personal choice one has.

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Old 03-04-2014, 05:26 PM   #12
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snip....So, if I am thinking this through correctly worst case 1600 pounds of tounge wgt from TT, which would leave me about another 1500 pounds for passengers and gear.....snip
It appears that the Ram 2500 6.4L, if configured meeting the weight specifications you provided, will be able to tow the 32TSBH within the Ram's limits with proper loading considerations (i.e.; no golf cart in box, etc.). The published (web site) payload capacity of 3,250lbs is normally based on the published Curb Weight of the vehicle, so any added Ram options would be subtracted from the published payload capacity. I believe the Ram at your dealer may have an actual factory ship Curb Weight noted on the driver's door, along with the adjusted payload capacity....., but this shouldn't effect the TV/TT combination being discussed.

Published Curb Weight Includes: Base model vehicle, 150lb driver, full fuel, and all fluids required to make the vehicle operational.

The Ram's receiver weight limits are good as well for supporting the 32TSBH's loaded tongue based on the 13% to 15% weight range (reference prior examples).

Whatever your future TV decision is, a visit to your local CAT scale under loaded conditions will provided you with a wealth of TV/TT weight information, but more importantly it will confirm that your WDH is adjusted properly providing you with optimum TV handling characteristics.

CAT Scale 'how-to': https://www.jaycoowners.com/showthrea...igh-Your-tt-tv

If you go with the Ram 6.4L gasser, let us know how it performs based on your towing expectations.

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