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I have a similar set up. S85RS Ascent camper on our 2015, 6.4 gasser Megacab 3500 SRW. Just like the Arctic Fox 811, the ascent is a SB camper with a slide, and it is heavy just shy of 5K fully wet and ready to camp. Now the 811 is a few hundred pounds lighter though, but only a few hundred fully wet and ready to go. You are going to be over every where with the exception of the steer axle. The 811 like my camper really needs to be under a dually. Like you we get by with the SRW, but our next truck will be a dually. Our weight fully loaded and ready to go is as follows. 13000lbs GRoss weight. With 8700lbs on the rear axle. That’s 1600lbs over GVWR, 1700lbs over rear axle capacity, 1300lbs over tire weight rating for the pair of rear tires.

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Go with a gasser and gain 600# payload.


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billtex wrote:

Go with a gasser and gain 600# payload.


And 0# on the rear axle where all the load will be.


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Regular cab, 6.4L Hemi, 2-wd 5170 payload.


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You can haul the AF811 on a SRW, but you most likely will be over GVWR while still within axle ratings. This may require aftermarket upgrades of wheels and suspension to get safety and stability so you need to decide if you start with a DRW or modify a SRW with additional cost.


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specta wrote:

Regular cab, 6.4L Hemi, 2-wd 5170 payload.


Is that for a drw ? There was no configuration for a 3500 srw that went that high on the Ram site .


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ticki2 wrote:

specta wrote:

Regular cab, 6.4L Hemi, 2-wd 5170 payload.


Is that for a drw ? There was no configuration for a 3500 srw that went that high on the Ram site .


I have no idea if it is or not.

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Grit dog wrote:

billtex wrote:

Go with a gasser and gain 600# payload.


And 0# on the rear axle where all the load will be.


+ low traction on front wheels when you get TC with COG behind rear axle.





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Just like driving a srw with that camper on it is “no big deal.”
You guys do realize the OP has already been hauling the camper on a srw truck, right?
Guessing if he had issue with it, his thread would be about a dually.

The OP says..... "my 05 has had a lot of upgrades to handle the 811 and pull my 18' aluminum boat."
Most folks would assume he has upgraded wheels/tires and rear spring pack help for carrying the 811 as the '05 3500 SRW can have a 6200/6500 RAWR.
Granted it may have 18" or 20" OEM tires and wheels but the older trucks were a bit short on rear spring pack capacity vs the newer gen SRW rear spring pack.


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billtex wrote:

Go with a gasser and gain 600# payload.


This is a common misconception. Here's the data from Ram. The RAWR is the same diesel to gas, the FAWR is higher on the diesel, and the GVWR and Payload are higher on the diesel.

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