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Old 08-16-2018, 10:41 AM   #81
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Hey all, we just purchased a 2018 Montana 3810MS and I'm trying to make sure I've got enough tow vehicle. Anyone that can give me some advice, I appreciate it.

Tow Vehicle:
2018 Ram 2500
6.7L Diesel
Automatic
4x4
Long Bed
Crew Cab

Keystone Montana 3810MS
Dry weight: 13385lbs
Carry Cap: 3365lbs
Hitch weight: 2745lbs

Again, any help is appreciated. Hopefully we haven't gotten ahead of ourselves.
Thanks,
Bob
Any turbo diesel will pull it. If you want the most stability you need to go with a one ton dually. You'll have much less sway and more stability, as well as more braking power. I have a 6.4 Ford turbo (2009). It pulls quite well but I have a programmer. The newer Ford's with the 6.7 Liter will lay rubber in 3rd gear pulling if you floor it. (Without a programmer). And go with air bags so you can soften the ride when you aren't pulling.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:13 AM   #82
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I had a Chevy 2008 2500 6.5 bed and loved it, daily driver sort of. When we bought the trailer I traded it for a 3500 DRW. I was apprehensive about going to a 3500 (rougher) DRW (wider) and 8' bed but after using it for 6 months now, I have to take a little more care but not allot of difference. I wish I had taken a picture of it parked between two two Prius's at Starbucks, it got allot of looks and head shakes. Haven't found a drive through I cant get through so far.
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Old 08-16-2018, 11:44 AM   #83
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GreG, just don't forget and try to go through a Drive Thru with the Monty connected!!
Heard a story lastnight of a couple that bought their first RV and was on there way home when the DW said lets stop for a bite to eat, and they forgot they had something behind them and did a lot of damage to the new RV and the Drive Thru.
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Old 08-16-2018, 12:17 PM   #84
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I had a Chevy 2008 2500 6.5 bed and loved it, daily driver sort of. When we bought the trailer I traded it for a 3500 DRW. I was apprehensive about going to a 3500 (rougher) DRW (wider) and 8' bed but after using it for 6 months now, I have to take a little more care but not allot of difference. I wish I had taken a picture of it parked between two two Prius's at Starbucks, it got allot of looks and head shakes. Haven't found a drive through I cant get through so far.
I love when they look at mine like that. I laugh at the Prieus and say its so cute, I bet your poodle loves it!
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You're the first to actually give me some hope. Others on other forums are tearing me up. My concern was the payload on my truck is 2,270lbs. The hitch weight is 500lbs over that.
I made the exact same mistake . . . bought a new truck THEN realized after reading the forums that I would be way over GVWR. I have a 2018 Ram 2500 w/ manual XSMN. I tow a 2018 HC 321MK. I went with the HC because of the lower weight. I went to the scale last week (loaded RV w/full fuel). The rear axle weight is 5680. The empty weight at rear axle is 3040. The max rear axle weight is 6500. So, doing the math, after I subtract my 300# hitch, my hitch weight is 2340#. Based on my reading, the number I was told to never exceed was the max rear axle weight and tire load capacity. As I said earlier, my max rear axle weight is 6500#, so with the RV connected, I am still 820# under the max axle weight (tire capacity is not an issue). I added SuperCoils to the rear suspension so there is no sag at all. I have only towed about 3000 miles and so far, no issues. Yes, I am over GVWR by about 700#. I can live with that. Of course, I just added a 46 aux fuel tank so that will put me a little over 1K#. You have more trailer than me PLUS your rear axle max weight is 6000#. A lot to think about. Good luck and be safe
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