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Old 05-09-2016, 07:13 AM   #1
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New tow rig!

I finally got a new truck that will tow our TT much better. The 15' Yukon (half ton, of course) was actually doing a superb job dragging around our 28BHBE, but I just felt like it was just a bit overloaded. I finally had the gumption to trade in my Jeep Wrangler for a new truck... a '16 Ram 2500 Power Wagon. I have been dreaming about this truck for years... Im still waiting to wake up!

For those that know what the Power Wagon is, you are probably wondering why I would even consider this package (it has a horrible payload rating compared to a normal Ram 2500). Well, I didn't get it just for towing. I dont work out of it towing for a living. I just pull a small trailer around occasionally and then the TT, which it does the job just fine. This trailer is probably the biggest thing I will ever be towing.

Anyway, just wanted to release some excitement I guess!



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I havnt done a single thing with the Equil-izer hitch setup (currently set up for my wifes Yukon). The short distance I towed seemed just fine. I think I am gonna run some numbers, though, just to make sure.
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Old 05-09-2016, 07:35 AM   #2
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Looks like she's sitting fine. Nice rig!
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Looks like she's sitting fine. Nice rig!

Thanks!

Thats what I am thinking, too. Its just hard to believe going from a short half ton SUV to this long 3/4 ton truck that I wouldn't have to change a single thing on the hitch, but....
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Old 05-09-2016, 08:05 AM   #4
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Nice rig. A quick trip to your local scale will give you peace of mind that all is good.
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I look into my crystal ball and I see a happy camper. Enjoy!
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What is the truck's actual payload, just out of curiosity's sake? Tow rating too? I actually didn't know they made the Power Wagon in a 2500. Looks nice for an ol' goat. 6.4L?
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What is the truck's actual payload, just out of curiosity's sake? Tow rating too? I actually didn't know they made the Power Wagon in a 2500. Looks nice for an ol' goat. 6.4L?

Payload is 1135 pounds lol. My wifes half ton yukon is more than that, so is my dads half ton ford. I think tow rating is 10,500 pounds, cant remember for sure.

The power wagon package is only in a 2500, only in a crew cab, only a 6.4 hemi and only an auto trans.
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Payload is 1135 pounds lol. My wifes half ton yukon is more than that, so is my dads half ton ford. I think tow rating is 10,500 pounds, cant remember for sure..
Our Expeditions have around 1700# of payload, Tahoes, 1600. Just out of curiosity, how can a 3/4 ton have 1135???
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Payload downgrade option. 2WD's have higher tow rating capacities than 4WD's. Bunch of different reasons. We have a F350 on our lot and it's payload cap is LOWER than my F250! Weird...I know.
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Payload downgrade option. 2WD's have higher tow rating capacities than 4WD's. Bunch of different reasons. We have a F350 on our lot and it's payload cap is LOWER than my F250! Weird...I know.
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!
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