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The family and I have decided to sell the house and hit the road full time until we can find our ideal location to settle back in. We have narrowed our new home down to the Jayco 29.5 FBDS 5th wheel as it seems to be a great balance of durability and function. This RV is classified as a half ton model but I would not consider a half ton for this size RV. The dealer claims that a 3/4 ton will tow this no problem but looking at the Ram 2500 Mega Cab 4x4 with the 6.7 diesel or the Chevy 2500 Crew Cab 4x4 short bed with the Duramax, that leaves very little room for payload. Both trucks have a payload capacity of approximately 2,000 lbs and the RV has a tongue weight of 1,600 lbs, from what I understand this leaves me with only 400 lbs of payload capacity. That leads me to believe that I should be looking at the 1 ton instead of the 3/4 ton but I have a hard time believing that I need to go with a 1 ton for a 1/2 ton series 5th wheel. Any suggestions on 3/4 ton vs 1 ton? Thank you for any help on this.
Gone: 2009 Ram 3500 SXT Quad Cab Dually 6.7 Turbo Diesel w/ BLUETEC Diesel System 6 Speed Automatic 68RFE Transmission 4.10 Axle Ratio Cloth 40/20/40 Split Bench Seat Color: Bright White Trailer Tow Pkg Fold-Away Power Trailer Tow Mirrors Add-on: Over the Rail Stray-in Bed-liner 45 Gal Aux Tank with switch over controls Automatic Rear Load leveler Air Bags with wireless remote. Pacific Rim wheel covers Metal Valve Stems all tires Dash Cover - brand Dashtopper TruXport Soft roll-up cover 5th Wheel hitch rails Current mileage: 111130 One owner with all maintenance records Vin Number is 3D7ML48LX9G564364