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Re: Dodge 3500 vs 4500 vs 5500

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John in La

03-25-2012 08:37:26
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From the Ram Trucks web site.
http://www.ramtrucks.com/en/towing_guide/

Is it they are weaker trucks.
Is it dodge has them rated (GCVW) at 26,000 to get under the CDL laws even for the 5500 when your Ford F350 has a GCVW in the 30's.
Is it I am reading something wrong.

He is looking at spending close to $40,000 on a truck of this size.
Giving him good advise includes knowing answers to all the above; and for what; where; and how often he will use this truck.

We talk everyday on this site about how the DOT is cracking down on one ton trucks. This thread is a perfect example why they are.

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john_Bud

04-16-2012 05:53:04
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 Re: Dodge 3500 vs 4500 vs 5500 in reply to John in La, 03-25-2012 08:37:26  
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This caught my eye, are the new F350's up into CDL land now?



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John in La

04-18-2012 17:41:28
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 Re: Dodge 3500 vs 4500 vs 5500 in reply to john_Bud, 04-16-2012 05:53:04  
Yes the ones with dual rear wheels are.
With the correct engine; rear end and cab style you can get 30,000 lb GCWR and pull a 5th wheel trailer up to 22700 lbs.


http://www.ford.com/trucks/superduty/specifications/towing/



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 Re: Dodge 3500 vs 4500 vs 5500 in reply to John in La, 04-18-2012 17:41:28  
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That's what I thought, but it seems like a cruel twist by the mfg's ! I'll bet many of the people buying them have no idea that they could be in trouble for not having a CDL.



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