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Old 05-09-2016, 01:56 PM   #11
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You are correct about tow ratings, 2wd vs. 4wd. 4wd also reduces payload, as it adds weight to the vehicle. As does dual rear wheels. But our Expeditions are both 4wd. The payload for the 2013 4wd King Ranch is 1660 per cars.com, about a hundred pounds less than the 2wd models. I just can't understand 1100 or whatever OP has in his 2500. There's probably a good reason, I'd just like to know what it is. Oh, well. Maybe I can Google it!


I agree!
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Old 05-09-2016, 02:25 PM   #12
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Nice truck. Has the power wagon has great off road abilities and neat features to allow it to. Oh yea looks GREAT hooked to the Trailer also.
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Old 05-09-2016, 03:03 PM   #13
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Just discovered it's primarily designed for heavy duty, boulder climbing off-roading. That may well explain its limited towing and payload numbers. 32" wheels, 4.56 gear ratio! A monster. Only problem I have with it is, having spent hundreds of hours on serious off-road mountain mining trails, and having seen more than a couple of $50k trucks in various states of never-to-be-recovered condition, why would you do that to your baby???
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:06 PM   #14
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The power wagon is to a 2500 ram as what a rubicon is to a jeep wrangler (if anyone knows what that is).

It comes from the factory with a completely different suspension than a standard 2500, and is about 2" taller. The suspension is very soft and flexy for off road use, therefor the payload suffers. It also has front and rear lockers, a sway bar disconnect, 285/70 tires and a 15k pound warn winch hidden behind the bumper. They switched gearing over to 4.10 after 2014 when the 6.4 and mds came along. Used to be 4.56 gears.

I didnt buy it to beat it up and abuse it off road, but i will use it. The msrp on the thing was $63k, and it dosnt even have a diesel.
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Old 05-09-2016, 09:12 PM   #15
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I looked at my work van payload sticker today out of curiosity (2010 dodge grand caravan) and it beats my trucks payload by 15 pounds lmao!
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Very cool truck.
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Old 05-10-2016, 06:31 AM   #17
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Very cool truck.

Thanks man, i absolutley love it.

The payload rating was a little scarry for me at first when i started researching them years ago. But they still have a heavy duty frame, axles, brakes etc that normal 2500's have, so i am not worried about it. If i have to i will put bags in the rear, but i dont think it will even need it by the looks of it.
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Nice pickup! How do you like the 6.4? Mpg? I have been thinking about trading.
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Nice pickup! How do you like the 6.4? Mpg? I have been thinking about trading.
The motor seems great so far. I do very minimal towing, so saw no reason or need for the cummins. Ive only pulled the tt about ten miles with this truck, so no real seat time yet but seemed to do plenty good enough. Milage for the power wagons are a joke, most guys are barely into the double digits empty. The lifetime milage for my truck so far is 13.6, but its under 700 miles yet haha.
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Congrats on your PW, it's a great looking truck.
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