24k vs 30k trailer

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  1. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Bobtail Member

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    I’ve got a 2019 Ram 3500 Dually with the 4.10gears.

    Would it be overkill to get the 30k trailer or could that truck handle the tongue weight when it’s loaded?

    Is there anything I can ask a trailer manufacturer to do to reduce tongue weight?

    TIA
     
  2. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    go bigger or go home.
     
  3. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Bobtail Member

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    That’s what I want to do but I don’t want to overload the truck, particularly on the drive axle
     
  4. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    get a bigger truck
     
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    rccarlson22 Bobtail Member

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    I already have the truck no going back on that anytime soon
     
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  8. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Bobtail Member

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    Has anyone with a 3500 ran a 30k flatbed gooseneck and loaded it up?
     
  9. 24kHotshot

    24kHotshot Light Load Member

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    I have a 3500 chassis cab and ran with a 27k 4 car hauler for a while and currently with a 26k. Also have a full steel upfit and 74g fuel tank that makes my truck weigh almost 9.5k with no trailer. I'm registered for 41k.
    Heaviest I've scaled so far at a weigh station was 36,600 gross. Full load nearly bottomed out my suspension but mostly because of the wheel well brackets. Getting airbags installed soon that would hopefully help eliviat the problem and also going to get a welder to reposition the wheel well bracket.

    A loaded 30k will put 6-7.5k lbs on the drive axle.
     
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  10. rccarlson22

    rccarlson22 Bobtail Member

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    Do you know the payload on these? It’s the same truck you have but with a bed
     
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