Payload increase 2018 EcoDiesel Laramie

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Tcretro

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Dec 25, 2019
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Here is a question for the experienced. I have a 2018 Laramie EcoDiesel which so far I really like. I tow a small camper trailer with a wet weight of just under 2000 lbs. It works great the truck hardly knows it's back there. I am considering changing to a slide in pick up camper. I know there are some really small campers that might work but my question is, 1. Can I increase payload to give me more options, I realize I would probably have to change tires. If there is anyone that uses the 1500 EcoDiesel with truck camper I would be interested in your story. My other option is to step up to a 2500 with a Cummins but I really like the mileage of the eco when empty. Any suggestions greatly appreciated. The camper would be used mostly by myself and sometimes two.
Thanks.
 

TC Diesel

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Why not just get the 2500 with 8ft bed and be done with it. I could only imagine the body roll that any in bed camper would produce.

Yesterday AT Foss RD and old HWY 8 their was a 1500 Ram that was Pulling loaded single axle trailer overloaded with dirt, it blew rider tire, the Driver was not prepare for that and it caused the TT to pull right and the trailer hit the curb and the drive lost control and hit the stop sign. The NB Police showed up and made him unload the dirt in the trailer, put new tire on trailer, the dirt pile was their when I left at 4pm.

Obviously, the Dirt overloaded the Trailer and tires, it look to Me the Dirt was about 2.5 Yard's well within the 1500 tow CAP, but still the 1500 could NOT stay the course. YEP I read all the Rambo weekend warriors bragging how well the 1500s do, YEP until you need to do emergency stopping and evasive actions, then O its not my fault ,that animal or car cut Me off etc.

I was in a Semi, filling in on Saturday, for Old Dutch Foods, I have worked casual for Old Dutch for 17 Years. I have 40 Years+ of commercial service and sit on many cash investigations.
 

Tcretro

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Dec 25, 2019
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Traverse City, Mi
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2018
I have a 2018 Laramie( 4X4) also. According to Ram I can tow up to @ 8000 lbs. So I would think you have plenty to go.

Thanks, Now that I have more history with ED, I sold my small camper trailer and got a 7x14 aluminum cargo trailer, which I am converting to a toy hauler and camper for motorcycles. Used it to help my son move his welding shop and had it loaded with about 4000 lbs and it pulled great. Trailer is a tandem axle with 3500 lb axles. Also finally had the recall done for EGR cooler. Haven't put many miles on it yet as I have another older pick up for a daily driver in winter, but am making a delivery with a trailer to Florida in a couple weeks.
 
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