.How can one answer the OP's question without even knowing what it's going to be used for??:He'll be back in a week or so.
Same Op started a thread back in June asking about an 06' Chevy 3500 D/A, ( never saw if it was a SRW or DRW )...5 responses or so, but OP never came back to that one either.
Op asked if the truck would "get 'er done" Get what done:h....THEN several say to get a HDH, and NO ONE knows what the truck is going to be used for:h..How can one answer the OP's question without even knowing what it's going to be used for??:?
I see no truck in his sig, and I see a picture of a Montana 5er, which could possibly be easily towed by a 3500 SRW, maybe even a 2500, just don't have enough info to tell someone to purchase a HDH .....to do what with??
Maybe they were just asking about the truck in general..again, it would depend on the job it's being purchased to do,,,
Looks like a nice truck, and I like the color:)
The 06 is the best year of the Dodge Cummins. Mercedes owned them during this time period and invested in making the Ram bullet proof. Last year before particulate filter and blue juice. No death wobble. That was resolved in 05.
Turbo Diesel Registry lists issues monthly on all the Dodge Cummins generations and the 06 time period never covers a full page and all other generations, before and after, take up many pages.
Proof is look at price and scarce availability of 06 models. Folks that are in the know want this vintage.
A DRW with 4wd is a rare bird. Grab it and don't look back!
I don't think I agree with - or maybe I am misunderstanding - what you're saying about a few of your points above...
I sold my '97 2500 CTD and replaced it with an '07 2500 CTD ... no particulate filter, no DEF on the '07.
tie rod recall(s) cover 2003-2008, and 2008-2012 trucks
front end was re-designed in 2013, so any and all years up thru 2012 is suspect, I believe http://www.dodgeproblems.com/trends/death-wobble/
DPF's on most of the diesel trucks didn't show up until mid year, 07.5'...Example; Chevrolet had the 2007 Classic...no DPF, I purchased an 07.5 in August of 07' and it had the DPF. DEF didn't show up on Ram regular cab trucks till 2013'....DEF has been on Dodge/Ram C&C since 2010.
Anyways I'm sure many newer Ram owners are driving around with the pucker factor. :E
Pretty sick when people like you and up2nogood hope the other guys have trouble with their trucks. Chris
It is sad.. I don't wish ANYONE to have issues with their vehicles, no matter what brand they own.....these trucks aren't cheap, and last thing you want is issue after issue with newer ones.
Seems our Ram Fanboys are a bit reluctant to comment on all the recall issues these trucks are having. I see two threads going on the two big fanboys on this forum , Its too bad they don't point out these issues instead of dishing out the Koolaid.
They seem to want to make a national event on purchasing a new Ram, hopefully they won't have to go to the dealership every few months to get a recall done.
Wow, can't blame you for being upset...I have a 13' and am up to date at this time with recalls..don't consider myself a 'Fanboy", but whatever makes you feel good when you post..34,000 miles on mine and had to replace the windshield washer motor pump...that's it, no other issues.. I had an over heat issue with my 05' 3500 Chevy D/A, but was too big of a Chevy man to admit it except to dealership, BUT still purchased an 07.5' Chevy 3500.... they can all have issues of of one kind or another...I don't like it anymore than anyone else does, but as a buddy of mine states, "such is life as we know it".
Reckon VW knew what they were doing....that was a rhetorical question...
I would be very surprised if FCA didn't know about these failures back in the '12 models.
Well of course they knew about it.. the #3 ranked selling truck maker?, they're trying to get away with it..heck, it's a Ram, would you expect anything less from them?..
We have a HUGE Oak at the back of our property rosie, it's got to easily be over 100' high and no telling how old it is...limbs on it are thicker than the trunks on two other rather large Oaks we also have in the backyard . Hate you lost it..No telling how much history happened around it...
Trying to exercise some...y'all have a good day....looks like sunshine forecast for next 7 days:)
SC and NC in the eastern parts of the states were devastated by the rain...Can't believe how bad Columbia got it, Gov. shut down all Interstates in and out of Columbia this morning!!
Also flooding in and around Asheville area as well as Greenville/Spartansburg area....A lot of people without homes, power or water..
Rained and rained...some flooding in and around our area, but if water comes up to where I live on a hill in the mountains,,,,,we're in a LOT of trouble:)
65 degrees here and sun is trying to shine on occasion, but cloudy and windy right now,
We stay stocked up also rosie...always covered in case of power outages or not being able to get out..
Hope all of you are well and having a great weekend
I'm ok guys...just real sore like rosie alluded to..back and shoulders sore...working on stretching exercising and physical and occupational therapy...walking is coming along ok, still working on this left arm/hand...guess I'm too impatient. I spend a lot of time just trying to get comfortable..
Don't know what I'd do without Kathy....I'm working at getting mobile again...
rosie glad to hear you're ok, and you and Art are in mine and Kathy's prayers, as are Jon and his family...
y'all take care and have a great weekend
Jim & Kathy
I just purchased my first RV and discovered that it has these tires on it. DOT 093. Twenty two years old.... I'm sorry I offended your expert sensibilities and thank you for your welcoming comments.
Guess this is not the forum for me, eh?
Welcome to the forum. From the way I understand your post, you're an OTR Owner/driver with quiet a few years of experience , (especially when it comes to checking out the condition of tires), and you purchased an RV with 22 yr old tires on it, and never noticed this till after the purchase? That's the way I read it. I would think previous owner would be at fault...weird thing is, these tires lasted 22 years:E
I believe if that info would have been included in your first post, it might have went differently.....Time to buy new tires....tires are one of the first things I check out on RV's, as well as any cars or trucks I purchase...
If I go by the GVW of the RV I will be 1000 lbs over on my Yukon trailering capacity. Will that be okay?
I wouldn't want to tow 1,000# over my trailering capacity...You either need another TV to handle the load safely or look for a lighter TT...it is what it is...At least you're asking before jumping in...good decision,
We are in the process of getting a travel trailer. We really like the Sportsmen Show Stopper that ways 4,500 dry. My tow vehicle is a 2013 GMC Yukon XL 4x4 with a 5.3 motor. I've done a lot of research and can't get an accurate traliering capacity for my vehicle but the RV dealer said it is 5,000. My question is will I be good towing a trailer with those numbers and does anyone have experience doing so?
Thanks for any input,
#1...Do yourself a HUGE favor and forget dry weight, unless you're going to tow it completely empty...highly unlikely......use GVW of the unit to get a "real life" idea of how much you'll more than likely be towing, and get a more accurate tongue weight....Remember, safety first.
Also, its possible that with a WDH, your tow weight might go up some..3.08 gear ratio will not help if towing in the mountains at your max capacity..
My 15 DRW RAM Crew has a 14K GVWR but the rear axle is rated for 9,750# and the front axle is 6,000#. My loaded front axle is under at 5,460# and so is the rear at 9,580#, total 15.040#. My GCVWR is 37,800# and my combined weight is 32,500#.
I am under on all ratings except for GVWR of 14K. The reason the truck is only rated at 14K is because of licensing, insurance and the fact that anything over that changes it to a Medium Duty rated truck as if it were a 4500. The new 13 and newer RAM 3500HD Dually's are a 4500 with a 3500 badge. TFL tested the 3500 RAM and 450 Ford side by side, they are both SAE rated.
Don't believe me just look under a 10-12 RAM then look under a 13-16 RAM there is no comparison!
Remember, "I" told you all this back in May of 2013....................you're welcome:B
AAM rates the rear axle weight rating between 11,500#-11,800#, depending on who you talk to at AAM..(Ram rates it at 9750# with 17" tires filled to 65 psi ea X 4)..so you raise psi from 65 to 80 psi, max sidewall tire pressure and you just that easily raised the RAWR some more according to AAM, (NOT according to Ram). Referring to the 4.10 with Aisin and 11.8' axle...going by MY 13' specifications..
went back and looked, was off
Engine liters (L): 6.7
Cylinder configuration: I-6
Horsepower (hp): 370 @ 2,800RPM
Torque (lb.-ft.): 800 @ 1,600RPM
Fuel tank (gal.): 31
Curb weight (lbs.): 7,630
Gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) (lbs.): 10,700
Payload (lbs.): 4,070
Towing capacity (lbs.): 17,200
Gross combined weight rating (GCWR) (lbs.): 25,300
if weight is 7630 and I add 4070 that puts me over GVWR
I copied and pasted this time
I prefer using GVWR to determine payload, but most don't use this number anymore.....They use RAWR to determine how much pinweight/payload they can carry in their truck.....RAWR on 3500SRW truck is around 7500# if not mistaken
Unless something has changed, SRW Ram 3500 only comes with 3.42, affecting GCWR... It's the dually's with the 4.10 , Aisin tranny and 11.8" rear axle that one picks up max GVWR of 14,000# and offers a GCWR of 37,500# or more.
My 2010 3500 dually had a GVWR of 12,000# and GCWR of 24K, 2012 dually I had was 12,200# GVWR and a GCWR of 25K...13's and up blew those numbers out of the water.
RAWR on 3500 SRW is 7500# I believe....on dually with Aisin, its 9750#
Your looking at a 10500 GVWR trailer which any F250 diesel out here will handle that size trailers hitch weight with ease. And of course it will have no problems pulling that small size 5th wheel trailer.
Ford give's the F250 a 6100 RAWR. A 3/4 ton diesel truck rear axle may weigh in the 3000 lb range which leaves over 3000 lb for a payload.
The F250 with the "heavy service package" with 18"/20" wheels and tires has the same specs as a F350 SRW. A good Ford truck dealer can fill you in on how to's.
If you decide to go with a F350 SRW be sure it has the higher 11.2k- 11.5k GVWR and 7000 RAWR.
Ford markets a 10000 GVWR diesel F350 SRW which gains nothing over the F250 diesel with that heavy service package.
Agree....F250 ought to be able to handle that weight easily.
Chris, congrats on the new truck buddy....when the sunlight is hitting on that cherry red pearl coat....you'll notice a lot of metal flake in the paint...makes it look even better:)
Enjoy and take care,