towing weight for 2006 Dodge 3500

pegalot
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Asked by pegalot Jan 23, 2009 at 01:50 PM about the 2006 Dodge Ram Pickup 3500

Question type: General

2006 Dodge 3500 crew cab, 4 door, short bed, fully loaded deisel dually. Does NOT have Allison tranny. Want to pull a 12,200 dry weight 5th wheel and need to figure out towing capacity. Can you help?

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Jacob Fraser
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the truck is good for about 15000 so you should be good, that being said it is dry weight, so it may end up being over 15000 when its all loaded up. i would give it a try, and possibly invest in a transmission temperature gauge just to be safe. make sure the trucks and trailers brakes are good, and plan ahead a lot when driving, it will take a much longer time to stop then usual, you have to picture that the trailer weighs about 75% more then the truck itself does.

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Overdue379
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pick up your trailer and go get your truck weight at a truck stop weight your axles 1 by 1 add the total amount on your steering and drivers it should not exceed 11,500 pounds

Jason Knudslien
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u will be just fine. we have a 2005 dodge 3500 4x4, 4 door singe wheel, our old trailer was 12000lbs, and that was a ball hitch. now we have a 41 foot 5th wheel that is 14500. we pull it with no problem. we have a cold air stage 2, exchaust, and 3 gauge pod with trans, pyro, boost, and a smarty programmer. if and when our tranny goes, we are getting a stage 4 ATS tranny for 6500 new, that will handle anything.

Dan Connell
6,005

itll do it no problem, i tow 18,000 on the trailer and thats peanuts for my 3500 and mines SRW. im also pushing 1300ftlbs of torque with a OM3GA transmission from suncoast. ATS blows, theyll shaft you as soon as it breaks, and believe me, it will break. i had ATS on my truck then fried a faulty torque converter and they basically told me to go F*** my self. long story short i sued them, they settled out of court and bought me the omega by suncoast, and i havnt looked back since, best investment ive ever made.

superloopersk
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Well I won't say what I've done or not done. My 06, DRW, CTD with 6 spd will do a lot, but a recent trip with a friend who drives truck for a living opened my eyes a lot. I did some research for my situation. Specs list my truck with Gross Combined Weight Rating (GCWR) of 23,000 lbs, the truck curb weight in my situation is pounds shy of 7600, my slip tank filled adds 400 lbs, I weight 300 lbs. This puts my truck around 8500 lbs if I figure another 200 lbs for misc tools or a small passenger. So 23000-8500= 14500 lbs for the trailer and load. I know my truck can pull way more than that, but "IT'S NOT HOW MUCH YOU CAN PULL, IT'S HOW MUCH YOU CAN STOP!!!"

Dave Turgeon
125

I've pulled an 18,000lb trailer full of drill pipe with my 05 3500 srw without trailer brakes, I don't recommend doing this as it's stupid because you really have to plan ahead this way... Good trailer brakes are a must, like these guys said you can pull as much as you want but you gotta be able to stop it...

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