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Old 08-06-2015, 02:36 AM   #1
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Hi,
I am thinking of purchasing a 2014 Voltage 3970 and was wondering if any of you out there pull it with a SRW one ton. I have a 2010 Ram 3500 Mega Cab 4x4 with a 6.7 Cummins and 3.73's. But its not a dually. Can the truck handle this unit? We are mostly on flat ground out here.

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Old 08-06-2015, 03:17 AM   #2
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Yes it can... every fall in the tailgate lot I'll see a dozen or more 1 ton SRW trucks pulling large triple axle toy haulers, week after week.

No it can't... if you look at the trucks tow / payload ratings. Dodge has a great tool on the Ram website that calculates tow capacities based on the engine / transmission configurations.

Past the specs I think a good rule of thumb would be that a SRW truck is OK for a two axle trailer but you should have a DRW truck to tow a triple axle toy hauler.
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Old 08-06-2015, 05:58 AM   #3
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I've done it, but I sure like my dually now. As long as it's not windy, I would think you would be fine, but I would make darn sure I had good tires on the pick up and trailer. A blowout with a dually is fairly manageable, with a srw, it can be a white knuckle experience, especially a rear tire. Front tire blow outs are about the same, dually to srw, but when you lose a rear on a srw, the trailer tries to push the pick up sideways like a power slide from the dukes of hazard. The cummins has plenty of power and brakes to handle the hills, and you do have an exhaust brake, right?
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Can it do it sure seen all kinds of them on the road doing it.
Would I do it NO WAY
I own a SRW 1 ton & I bought the largest Voltage that it will tow safely & not be over loaded. Heck with strong side winds I need to slow to 50-55 as the "tail starts to wag the dog". Have towed for years & had a class A license and you sure don't want to tow a trailer that's not meant to be pulled by your tow vehicle.
I liked the 3950 but sure didn't want to also buy a new truck just to pull it. So we bought a V3605 which we are with.
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Yes I have an exhaust brake...great invention. I am not worried about the power, especially since i did a DPF delete. I am more concerned with the stability of the truck, Having said that, when considering the weight of the truck to trailer ratio relative to a 19000# tractor pulling a super-b with a 90,000+# load. Am i worrying unnecessarily?
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Old 08-06-2015, 03:23 PM   #6
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Check out this go to page 58 to find your truck http://fifthwheelst.com/documents/ra...D2500_3500.pdf
GCWR for your truck is 21,000, max trailer is 13,450.
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