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    Buying my first RV & TOW TRUCK. Grand Design 2014 355th (looking & communicating with owner)
    Tow truck; RAM 2500HD Laramie, Turbo Diesel (max 5th wheel tow 20K lbs?)

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    The 355TH is WAY too much trailer for a single rear wheel (SRW) 3/4-ton truck. At 18,000 lbs. GVWR, it will put 4,000 lbs. or more on the pin - well into dual rear wheel territory for the tow vehicle. With fifth wheels, it's all about the truck's payload - not the engine or towing capacity (although those are important, too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    The 355TH is WAY too much trailer for a single rear wheel (SRW) 3/4-ton truck.
    It's too much for a single rear wheel 1 ton diesel truck!
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    Ok so a dually truck it will be!
    Great miles of information here! Greatly appreciated !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Chance View Post
    The 355TH is WAY too much trailer for a single rear wheel (SRW) 3/4-ton truck. At 18,000 lbs. GVWR, it will put 4,000 lbs. or more on the pin - well into dual rear wheel territory for the tow vehicle. With fifth wheels, it's all about the truck's payload - not the engine or towing capacity (although those are important, too).

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    Second chance, your my first advisor, forever grateful !!! Super advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JDWDSGNS View Post
    Second chance, your my first advisor, forever grateful !!! Super advice.
    You need to check the payload sticker on the driver side door post of any truck you look at. Some of the older Dually trucks still will not have enough payload capacity for that trailer. You probably (just a guess here) need to be at least in the 2014 and up to get the payload numbers you need.
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    Will do & check your list.
    Thanks,
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    A Momentum 355TH weighs 14,500 lbs. dry, and they have a 3,200 lb. hitch weight (dry.)

    While it says your maximum towing capacity is 17,600, your truck's 2600 lbs. approx. weight carrying capability is far less than a normal 4,400 lbs.for that weight trailer-- (25% of max load.)

    That's not even considering what you will be carrying in the garage.

    Other 3/4 ton diesel trucks are more like 3000 lbs. kingpin weight and 13,000 lbs. trailer weight max.

    You need a 3500 dually for that full size trailer.

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    Yes thank you! Looking for a RAM 3500 turbo diesel A6 68RFE, DRW FOR SALE.

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    Here’s one close by; <$47K before tax, dealer fees, & more surprises $$$

    https://www.cargurus.com/Cars/l-Used...ges/299653978/


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    Looks like the door sticker says
    14K #’s . Tricky business!


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