I would like to know why the GVWR for the Mega cab is only 10500 and
the Quad cab (long bed) is 12200. I understood that these were the
same truck different cab. The curb weights are not that different,
couple hundred pounds. I just bought a 4horse trailer with living
quraters and it has a pin weight of 3100lbs. With 4 adults and misc
that puts me well above the gvwr of the mega. My dealer hasn't been
able to find this out.
No, it's not the suspension. They are identical. Hopefully, I will
get an answer from chrysler in a day or two. There must be something
a little different in the frame. The GCWR is the same for both trucks
Then you probably answered your own question. If they use the same
suspension and the same frame type, then unless the bed length has been
reduced, the frame has to be longer and longer frames of the same gauge
carry less weight.
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It's 6.5 feet. I just came from the Dodge web site.
You can get the Megacab in a 6.5 box or a Extended Cab in either 6.5 or 8.
I really do not understand why they just don't extend the WB the extra 1 or
No way would I buy a Megacab to be stuck with a small 6.5 box .
Where I live I have had several people come up to me offering to buy my
truck. They say they can only find 6.5 boxes in the area and prefer an 8.
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 23:23:04 -0500, GeekBoy wrote:
the DR quad cab is a crew cab (4 full doors) fyi
the BE quad cab is a extended cab (2 half doors)
why they used the same name for 2 totally diff cab styles i have no
idea....that's Chrysler for ya
and yes 8' box is the only way to go...
And another thing. I see on the web site they are offering Self Dimming
Rear-view mirror on the Quad/Mega Cabs.
Now I fail to see why they are doing that. Mine has one, but the factory
tint is so dark that the function does not even work.
Maybe if I open the rear sliding windows at night then maybe it would.
I really do not see too many extended cabs these days that do not have tint.
On Mon, 11 Jun 2007 21:28:37 -0000, email@example.com wrote:
I would suggest that it is because the frame is longer with a larger
cab and with a bigger span of frame required for it with the same
sized box on rear the capacity the frame in span would be reduced
because it is very doubtful that they bothered to make frame rails
heavier and stronger and only made them longer. Also someone was
commenting on that lack of a plow prep package but this could be due
to frame flex and loads and front axle weight limitation. I have
plowed snow for over 20 years and it adds a lot of weight to front end
of a truck and you do not want to start out heavy up there before you
even add a plow if you what it to last and handle fairly well too.
No he's not wrong, he's been plow'n snow for 20 some yaars...
It's likely hitch placement in the bed. You likely can't place it as far
forward in the bed without hitting the corners of the cab with the
trailer. On a long bed you can place the hitch forward of the rear axle
and the front wheels will take some of the weight thus giving it a
Unless I am mistaken....DC recommends that a plow is
never to be installed on any Cummins powered model.
I don't think this is a MegaCab only issue at all. I myself
have been looking ral hard at getting one as soon as I sell
my house...especially since i just sold my '01 2500 QC.
That pin weight sounds high. Is 3,100 lbs the actual pin weight or is that
the maximum for that trailer?
Have you put it on a scale yet? I'm curious as to what the loaded truck and
trailer axle weights are as well as the axle weights for the truck unloaded.
What are the front/rear GAWRs for this truck anyway?
The 3100 is from a scale, not under the best conditions but close.
That was with my 2500 mega which I am looking to trade in on a one
ton. I did check the individual axel weights Here are the specs for
the 3500 mega: With 3.73 Axle Ratio You Can Tow 13050 lbs
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating(GVWR)[i]500
Gross Combination Weight Rating(GCWR)[i]!000
My trailer with horses is just under 15000, so my pin weight should be
about 3000, so I am over the gvwr without putting any people in it.
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