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Old 10-30-2015, 06:29 AM   #11
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2007 Ram 2500 here with 5.9 CTD, SRW, short bed...Cummin's, only way to go.
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:44 AM   #12
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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?
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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.
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Old 10-30-2015, 01:58 PM   #13
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I am towing an Eagle Premier 361REQS with a 2013 Ford F350 (diesel) and no dual rear wheels.
Measured pin weight is 3025 lbs with a full fresh water tank. Grey and black tanks were empty. The rear axle measured at 6700 lbs. The axle is rated for 7000 lbs. The rig handles very well.
Same setup here but I have a DRW truck. Truck barely knows the trailer is there, only feel it when you hit a bump and get a jerk on the hitch.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #14
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We are using a 2014 GMC 3500 SRW crew cab short bed with the Duramax/Alison combo in the Denali package to tow our 2015 Pinnacle 36FBTS. Not sure how it's pin weight compares to yours but, so far experiencing very little squat. And, it pulls the 5er pretty nice. Don't think I would not want to hook up a much heavier unit to this truck with out it being a dually.
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:44 PM   #15
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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?
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You should go with this truck:

5500 SRW pick up build up w/pics - Dodge Cummins Diesel Forum

It's not a dually

If you don't want to wade through 430+ posts, then take a look at post # 1, 90, 101, 128, and 138. WOW will be your only response.
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2001. I am concerned about breaking the axle or popping the tires. no problem towing the trailer weight other than slow down on big hills
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Old 10-31-2015, 07:24 PM   #17
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2001. I am concerned about breaking the axle or popping the tires. no problem towing the trailer weight other than slow down on big hills
Axle should be fine, 2001 has the same axle as the 1 ton SRW... I wouldn't worry about that..

Will need an E rated (10 ply) tire for sure, get the highest load rating you can find for your rims, maybe some helper springs too.. air bags are good to bring truck level, but not really designed for load carrying.
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