well i believe your wrong, I'm pretty sure going down the road your going to be over weight, i think your host double slide would be in the 4500+ category. so i would venture a guess with everything including people loaded maybe 1000 over, lets be honest have you ever weighed fully loaded?
Those 1st generation Cummins engines were pretty much fool proof, but hopping up the HP in that set up, you might create problems, without addressing other issues. The biggest is the DOWEL PIN. This issue was not corrected until the Generation 2 motors were introduced in the 1998.5 Ram. BUT the early 5.9 is a sought after motor, due to it's lack of all of those newer pollution requirements.
2nd gen is 1994 to 2002
seems to me your payload is listed at about 3200 not 4020 or is that math off also
My truck has the 11400 GVWR with a payload of over 4000lbs. http://www.ford-trucks.com/specs/2006/2006_ford_f250_f350_super_duty_1.html
cool, ford 2006 towing guide lists 3545 for your trucks payload
3214 is for 11000 gvw don't know why the big difference
stumper92, I think your math must be off. You are saying your SS weighs over 500lbs more than my fully loaded DS with virtually every option. Did you go back to the same scales and weigh just the truck with fuel and same people, or did you have it loaded with gear and forget to subtract that weight?
In any case, the Arctic Fox 990 is even heavier than my Host 9.5. FWIW, the payload for the 2001 Dodge 2500 Quad Cab Cummins is only half what my Ford F350 is at 2010 lbs. http://dodgeram.info/2001/towing-charts.html
seems to me your payload is listed at about 3200 not 4020
or is that math off also