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Towing upwards of 15,00lbs

Pushing the towing capacity towards 15,000lbs in the 02 2500 is it possible and how?

Dodge .com shows axle gearing 3.55 at 9,300lbs and 4.10 at 11,300lbs.

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Well, you should've started with a 3500 to begin with. Better safety factor if a tire blows with a heavy load. Friend of mine grosses 30k+ with his W250 4x4 on a regular basis.

These trucks can handle more than they are rated for.

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Stopping is also a big concern. Make sure you have trailer brakes in working order! Sometimes its better to make a couple trips at a lighter weight and have control over your load than overload the truck and break it or worse have an accident that could have been avoidable.

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The 3500 is coming. Right now we only have a small horse trailer and two horses. Just wondering and wanting to pull as much hay as we can instead of multiple weekend trips with her parents truck now that we've got this truck.

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15,000 is no problem for this truck, I have hauled 10-12 ton loads of hay with single wheel trucks, many times with no issues.

as for brakes on your '02 Dodge, you can put 30mm wheel cylinders from a 1 ton GM. Dodge uses 27mm wheel cylinders.

I run electric over hydraulic disk brakes on my 40' flatbed trailers they work awsome.

If your truck has a Slush-O-Matic, be sure to let it cool down before you shut it down.

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Slush o matic would be what? An automatic trans?

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15,000 is no problem for this truck, I have hauled 10-12 ton loads of hay with single wheel trucks, many times with no issues.
If your talking about your signature truck it looks like it can handle 10-12 ton loads

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Slush o matic would be what? An automatic trans?

yes

If your talking about your signature truck it looks like it can handle 10-12 ton loads
no, I have '94 SRW F350. I had a '05 SRW Ram 3500.

The signature truck is my custom built hauler '97 GMC topKick, 12 v P-pumped cummins 5.9, Road Ranger 13 speed, 3.36 rear end with a locker.

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The truck we'll be using Jays the 2500. Thats why moeller said shouldve gone with the 3500.

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a dually is more stable, especially in the cross winds. The single will be fine as long as it is a gooseneck. you really need a dually for a bumper pull.

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Yeah dually would be preferred. Right now the 02 only has the rear hitch. Wouldnt mind throwing a gooseneck on her.

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