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Yup got the truck - beautiful and love it. Reading here from you guys just thinking it won’t do the job. $70 grand is a hard hit if it won’t do the job!. Speaking with the dealer they tell me the pin weight of a 13,000 lb 5th wheel should be around 1800 lbs; but the specs on the trailer say 3300.


Since you already have the truck, you're going to have to re-think the trailer you want. Those are just way too much for a 2500 truck. There =are= some pretty large bumper pull THs, so you may have to opt for one of them. Rule of thumb with FWs is to settle on the FW =first=, then buy the truck to fit.

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KHJPHOTO wrote:

Yup got the truck - beautiful and love it. Reading here from you guys just thinking it won’t do the job. $70 grand is a hard hit if it won’t do the job!. Speaking with the dealer they tell me the pin weight of a 13,000 lb 5th wheel should be around 1800 lbs; but the specs on the trailer say 3300.


Since you already have the truck, you're going to have to re-think the trailer you want. Those are just way too much for a 2500 truck. There =are= some pretty large bumper pull THs, so you may have to opt for one of them. Rule of thumb with FWs is to settle on the FW =first=, then buy the truck to fit.

Lyle


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laknox wrote:

KHJPHOTO wrote:

Yup got the truck - beautiful and love it. Reading here from you guys just thinking it won’t do the job. $70 grand is a hard hit if it won’t do the job!. Speaking with the dealer they tell me the pin weight of a 13,000 lb 5th wheel should be around 1800 lbs; but the specs on the trailer say 3300.


Since you already have the truck, you're going to have to re-think the trailer you want. Those are just way too much for a 2500 truck. There =are= some pretty large bumper pull THs, so you may have to opt for one of them. Rule of thumb with FWs is to settle on the FW =first=, then buy the truck to fit.

Lyle


Or buy a truck like mine and tow what you want. [emoticon]


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Well I could say ^^^^^^ X4, but the OP has his truck.

Tuff decision time, if he wants a big 5er, he needs a bigger TV. his is a 2022, how long has he had it and how big a hit can he take to get a more capable TV.


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IMO, given the market for trucks, I'd be willing to bet the OP could trade in his 2500 on a new 3500 and not be out of pocket much, at all. I know one lady who lost her husband suddenly and had to sell her FW and truck. FW was a 38' Reflection that my brother bought. Truck was a '20 RAM 2500 that had about 3k miles on it. She sold it back to the dealer for $3800 MORE than they paid for it a year earlier.

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The pin weight on my 2018 Ram 2500 Cummins is 2320# and if it were much more I would go to a 3500 DRW and be done.

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The pin weight on my 2018 Ram 2500 Cummins is 2320# and if it were much more I would go to a 3500 DRW and be done.



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Gary...could you give your rear axle wt, with a pin of 2,320 lbs on it? If you don't have a lot of stuff in the bed, and a super heavy hitch, you should be golden, even adding several hundred more lbs of pin.

You have a nice rig!

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Drive axle 5860#, GVWR is 6500#. Tires are 285-60-20 3690#
I know I'm good, but was just saying that a DRW tows so much better.

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