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    ramprat
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    2015 Dodge 2500 6.7 diesel

    I am thinking of purchasing a new truck and want some feedback on will it handle my 2016 Reflections 337. Have my sights on 2015 Dodge Ram 2500 6.7 diesel? Would also be tandem towing a Polaris RZR 800

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    The 2500 won't have enough payload capacity for the 337. The 337 @2090lbs on the pin is pretty close to what the 2500 CTD will have. Most 3/4 ton diesels only have 1900-2200lbs for payload capacity. Move up to a 3500 CTD and you'll get close to 4000lbs. Only about $755.00 more for the 3500. You'll spend near that by needing to add air bags for the pin weight.

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    I can tell you from weighing our 337 twice and seeing 2 other 337 owner's weigh sheets that a loaded pin weight of around 2800 lbs should be expected. Based on that you'd be better off with a 1 ton SRW if looking to buy a new truck.

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    I just responded to your other post. We have the 337 and love it! I vote for the 3500 for the price difference. Good luck.
    Scott and Jan Platt Ocala, FL
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    We also have a 337, and I went 3500 (albeit a Chevy). If the RAM ratings are anywhere similar to Chevy's, the 2500 is too close to the limits (pin weight) for my taste. And as Scott & Jan says, you'll love the 337. We left home in late April, and just returned.

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    You should reconsider tandem towing a RZR behind any trailer. The frames on travel trailers and just about all the fifth wheel trailers is very thin and not suitable for mounting any trailer hitch. Tandem hauling is illegal in many states. Even where they are allowed, the middle trailer may have to be a fifth wheel.

    Most people hauling cycles, ATV's and UTV's buy toyhauler fifth wheels, and they just about all require 1 ton dual rear wheel trucks.

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    Been towing tandem for years. Get a welder to put a good hitch on the trailer and you'll be good. These frames are 8" steel I beams. The hitch on the GD's are good but attached poorly to the frame. I tow RZR 900 behind mine. Rear camera is a must to see the ATV trailer. I've seem a bunch of toy haulers hauling empty trailers behind them to allow them to move ATV to alternate locations without using the fifth wheel once the get camped.
    Jerry & Jeanine
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    ramprat
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    Jerry;
    I to see that a lot here in Arizona, hence the reason i do not want to go to a toy hauler. Did you have a welder reenforce the hitch on your Reflections?

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    The hitch they put on the back is very robust, 3" square tube but they have it bolted to 1/8" plates that are tack welded to the frame. If you plate the frame with 1/4" and then weld the hitch to those plates you won't be having anything come loose. Not sure about your specific model, maybe the hitches vary by model and year?
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    Here in Colorado its difficult to find locations where you can camp and drive to all the ATV spots, typically you have to trailer to the trail head. Thats why I do not have toy hauler. Plus, I'm not carrying a big garage around with me when I'm not ATVing. But, the toy haulers are big sellers, go to any RV show and thats all you see.
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