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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 07-26-2009, 01:10 PM Thread Starter
 
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I have 08 6.7 2500 6 sp man 342 rear, short bead. pull 5 th whl about 8k 28 ft long. looking at a 36 ft that weighs 12,5 empty and has a pin # of 2600. some locals have told me that i need a dually + some have told me the i am ok with the 2500. there are alot of you hauling so whatis your opinion?
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i would say dually, but it depends how much load is going to be on the truck. if you just need the length for space and not weight it should work. how much difference is there between a single and a dual axle in weight rating? that would answer your question. i will check my dual rating later.

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You might want airbags for the extra weight. But not having a dually isn't the end of the world. I just towed my 36' fifth wheel home today It weighs 13,350 empty just be smart and you should have no problems. My truck is a single wheel 3500.

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I've put 18.5K on the standard hitch of my 24v. And I have seen over 30k done with a 2500 before. A dually would be nice for stability, since its probably pretty tall up front, however, I don't think its necessary. Another friend of mine transported cars in a 46' enclosed trailer with a single rear wheel truck, for about a year. I think you should be fine.
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thanks for your input. i use to pull 36 k GCW with a 450 dually and understand the stability comments. that actually is my only consern with a 2500 HD with 2600 and possibily more in the bed since the trailer is 12'10" tall . the sway from the height might make it a little unstable. decisions/decisions money is tight but safety is worth more sometimes. thanks again
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Bag your 2500 and it will be fine. Dually would be nice for stability, but I don't think needed for the wieght.

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well man.. i would have to say it like this.. just because it can pull it doesnt mean its good for it.. i would say go with the dually. i would probably pull much nicer for you
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I Pull a toyhauler that weighs 10K with my 2500 6.7L and 3.73s and I know guys that have pulled 13k with an 01 duramax. I would just go with air bags as Fuzzy has said. I have a hard time believing that the truck mfgs could rate their trucks to tow so much if it where not safe. I don't think you will have a problem. My only question is I see you have 3.42 gears so what is you max towing. I would say the high gears would limit you before the single rear axle, that being said I pulled over 10k several times with my 01 with a 3.55 gear set. I would say go for it.

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Most of the trucks you see pulling car haulers to the next CORR event or Jeep run are typically a heavy-duty, four door diesel pickups. It makes sense that when you need to tow get your vehicle to the next race or trail run that you can get there in comfort and depend on your truck to handle a heavy load. This is one of the reasons why we decided to take a closer look at Dodge’s 2008 model 3500 Ram pickup. As the big-boy in Dodge’s arsenal of trucks, the 3500 is capable of towing 16,850 lbs. and has a payload capacity of 5,180 lbs. This makes the Ram 3500 a good choice if you need to tow a race truck, jeep, buggy or your 40-foot fifth-wheel travel trailer to various events. this is what chrysler says about there dually trucks.. capable of towing16,850
http://www.dodge.com/hostc/towing/ca...Code=CUD200914
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Most of the trucks you see pulling car haulers to the next CORR event or Jeep run are typically a heavy-duty, four door diesel pickups. It makes sense that when you need to tow get your vehicle to the next race or trail run that you can get there in comfort and depend on your truck to handle a heavy load. This is one of the reasons why we decided to take a closer look at Dodge’s 2008 model 3500 Ram pickup. As the big-boy in Dodge’s arsenal of trucks, the 3500 is capable of towing 16,850 lbs. and has a payload capacity of 5,180 lbs. This makes the Ram 3500 a good choice if you need to tow a race truck, jeep, buggy or your 40-foot fifth-wheel travel trailer to various events. this is what chrysler says about there dually trucks.. capable of towing16,850
http://www.dodge.com/hostc/towing/ca...Code=CUD200914

Totally agree with you but. There is not alot of diff between the 2500 and 3500 some just have diff badges cause i could have gotten the overload springs from the factory when i bought mine but i will bag mine before i do that better ride IMO plus i have the same rearend as the 3500 it has the 4in axle housing and my buddys has a 3.5 axle housing. When dodge threw these trucks togather whatever was laying around is what they put in them. To the op you will be fine with your setup these trucks have so much low end trq its not even funny. If you want to better the ride and handeling add bags in time. Now if i was going to be hauling everyday with a min of 15k i would have bought a 3500 dually but i have no need as of now.

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