There is plenty of help in Nevada and a tire service truck wouldnt be long getting to you. i travel back roads that are not paved and never worry about it, as sooner or later someone comes along. I also have a sat phone but for some reason dont carry it often unless i know i am going where there is no service.
My 2010 Ram would not come out of park and with a little research found that it was kinda common and the shift interlock was the problem. Gave the part number to the dlr and they said there was no way that was the cause because the part description said bracket. The interlock is part of this bracket. You can pull back the rubber boot around the shift lever and there is a white plastic peice you can push to get past this in a pinch. I gave up on them fixing it and bought a GMC.
Had a generator brought in one time that had a rod go through the case. They said it didnt have any spark and the electricians figured out why and disconnected the low oil alert. This was from a local mine.
His weight could be right depending on how its equipped. My 2015 isnt much more than that and its equipped pretty well. Remmeber these newer trucks have an all aluminum engine and i'm sure they have saved weight where they can to get mpg up.
The hitch is a 10,000 lb rated hitch with a 5k sticker that already fell off stuck over the 10k sticker. They reduce the rating because of the transmission. Same coach with 3k series Allison and more power in the ISB has 10k rating. Thanks for the concern.
Towed the truck home yesterday from picking up mh after having service done and it tows nicer than my trailer. Went over the pass to go home and was 2-3 mph faster than towing the trlr also. Also i bought a Hopkins breakaway battery and put in the truck so that i would have power when battery on truck is disconnected.