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Old 02-21-2016, 02:16 PM   #1
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Anyone familiar with a Ram Ecodiesel? I have one with a 6'4" bed, 3.92 gears, 4x4, max towing of 8,500lbs with 1,113 max payload. I'm looking at purchasing a 26BH. Anyone see any issues with this decision? Seems like the truck should tow/stop it without any problems. I've never owned a TT before so I wanted to clear it with you guys. Any advise would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Payload would be to low unless you're the only one sitting in it. At to your dry TW about 30 @ 35% plus WDH and it will soon max you out. Even with the Ram 1500 average about 1500 to 1600 lbs. payload will max it out very fast.
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Are you sure on your numbers? They seems really low.
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It is low I agree. The 26bh is 4700 lbs. dry with 475 lb. dry TW with a GVWR of 7000lbs. Even with the low numbers on the truck it would seem capable of easily towing this TT. As long as I'm within the axle limits of 3900lbs. for the front and back I'm less concerned with the tongue weight. I may be wrong in thinking that.
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My 26BH easily hit 800# TW, some searching will show many others too.

The 470 you reference is with not batteries. 2 batteries alone get you 575, then start adding things to the front pass through.
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Can you do it, yes. But your payload will be maxed if not over.. You have to be really careful with what and how you load the trailer and truck.
I pull my 26bh with no issues, but I visit a CAT scale at the start of every season to verify everything is safe and still within weights.
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Wow my ram with the hemi has payload of 1421...I didn't think the eco diesel payload would be that low
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IMO, you would be okay. Does seem like your payload is low - wouldn't think there would be differences to make it that much of a range on a half ton in the same line...
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You will be fine. You may need to add some air bags if you are sitting too low but wait till after purchase before you buy. Most important is that you invest in a good quality weight distribution / sway control hitch - makes all the difference in the world imo.
Not to open a can of worms but I am going to say it....The Ram 1500 in general has the lowest payload of the "big 3" this is due to the coil spring rear suspension vs the leaf system. Plusher ride unloaded but requires air bags to make up for it.
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Wow my ram with the hemi has payload of 1421...I didn't think the eco diesel payload would be that low
Payload on the Eco diesel is usually lower because the weight of the engine is heavier then that of the hemi, same frame, so you loose payload...
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