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Old 11-03-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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2012 Ram 3500 SRW

Im looking at a TV for our 2004 Mobile Suites 36tk3. (GVWR=16,000#, UVW=13,537#) I'm not sure how to figure pin weight. If it means anything I will only be moving 5th wheel 2-3 times a year. Can this truck handle the 5'er? Thanks!

The Specs on the 2012 Ram 3500 4X4 SRW are:

GAWR (FRONT)=5,500
GAWR (REAR)=6,200

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Old 11-03-2012, 11:55 AM   #2
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You don't say if the move will be a loaded trailer and for what distance. If it is a move from your home to a seasonal site 20 miles away or a loaded vacation for 2,000 miles. The weak point on that truck it the available pin weight it can carry. A loaded 16,000 lb Mobile Suites trailer could easily have a pin weight of close to 4,000 lbs. The standard statement is take the gross weight and multiply by 20% to get the average pin. But MS trailers have a huge storage space and tend to have higher pin weights. I would say you are going to be overloaded on one or more of the trucks capacities. Tire, axle, gross or combined.

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Old 11-03-2012, 04:50 PM   #3
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The pin weight itself is more than the payload capacity.
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Old 11-04-2012, 11:06 AM   #4
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Look at my signature block, the 1ton works for me, I pull fully loaded most of the time. Weight police can jump in if thet like.
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:44 PM   #5
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You need a dually. My pin weight is 4,500# on our 36 SB3 Mobile Suites. Sure people do it with 2500 and 3500 single rear wheel trucks but IMHO they are crazy!
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