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Max towing is GCWR minus the curb weight of the truck. Keep in mind that anything you put in the truck also subtracts from your max towing, you, the weight of your hitch, your lunch, etc. etc.
You're probably better off starting a thread with all the specs of your truck, what you intend to use the trailer for, if you have a CDL etc... You're likely to get better answers that way than just hijacking another thread.
You can also put truck specs in your signature so it'll always be there, even if it's just the basics i.e. 2500/3500, 6.4/6.7, SRW/DRW.....
But by your method, that would mean 32710 - 23000 = 9710 lbs of curb weight. That can't be right as the payload of 3825 would indicate 12300-3825= a curb weight of 8475. 9710 + 3825 payload would be 13,535. So although your first statement would seem correct, the numbers don't add up that way.
 

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But by your method, that would mean 32710 - 23000 = 9710 lbs of curb weight. That can't be right as the payload of 3825 would indicate 12300-3825= a curb weight of 8475. 9710 + 3825 payload would be 13,535. So although your first statement would seem correct, the numbers don't add up that way.
Sometimes the manufacturers include a set amount for hitch weight, a single driver and possibly the commercial safety kit. Other times they will include the options which are included on a certain percentage of the trucks that are built.

It can be messy... I would recommend using the lookup tables for your configuration(model, engine, trans, gearing, cab, bed length, SRW/DRW) to get your GCWR and then start calculating your numbers from that. Be sure to use the payload from your door jamb and not from a lookup table, or better yet subtract a weigh slip from the GVWR in your door jamb.
 

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Sometimes the manufacturers include a set amount for hitch weight, a single driver and possibly the commercial safety kit. Other times they will include the options which are included on a certain percentage of the trucks that are built.

It can be messy... I would recommend using the lookup tables for your configuration(model, engine, trans, gearing, cab, bed length, SRW/DRW) to get your GCWR and then start calculating your numbers from that. Be sure to use the payload from your door jamb and not from a lookup table, or better yet subtract a weigh slip from the GVWR in your door jamb.
The numbers I included are all from the door jamb and the Ram website when entering in my specific VIN, not from general tables.
 

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Sometimes the manufacturers include a set amount for hitch weight, a single driver and possibly the commercial safety kit. Other times they will include the options which are included on a certain percentage of the trucks that are built.

It can be messy... I would recommend using the lookup tables for your configuration(model, engine, trans, gearing, cab, bed length, SRW/DRW) to get your GCWR and then start calculating your numbers from that. Be sure to use the payload from your door jamb and not from a lookup table, or better yet subtract a weigh slip from the GVWR in your door jamb.

The Ram towing guide PDF lists the weights already accounted for. I believe it's 150lb driver, 150lb hitch, full fuel, etc.
 
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The numbers I included are all from the door jamb and the Ram website when entering in my specific VIN, not from general tables.
At one point, the VIN lookup utility was wildly inaccurate, then it was accurate, it may be inaccurate again...I don't know.
I stand by what I said, find the GCWR and then go off of the stickers on your truck and math the rest of it out.
 

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The Ram towing guide PDF lists the weights already accounted for. I believe it's 150lb driver, 150lb hitch, full fuel, etc.
150 lb driver? Not since the 3rd grade…

I go with the door jamb. I was told here that I could calculate it differently using the sum of both axle weight ratings as my total capacity starting point - which I understand, but don’t do.
 

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Does anyone know when I should be able to key my Vin (3C63RRML0NG339301) into the Ram Towing Capacity Guide? I've keyed several in from the tracking spreadsheet and get mixed results. Most provide the capabilities, but several return "No VIN data available" message. Just curious if anyone noticed this?
 

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Does anyone know when I should be able to key my Vin (3C63RRML0NG339301) into the Ram Towing Capacity Guide? I've keyed several in from the tracking spreadsheet and get mixed results. Most provide the capabilities, but several return "No VIN data available" message. Just curious if anyone noticed this?

Pretty typical it's hit or miss, even for the same VIN over time.

If I had to guess, I'd say their web code and back end DB access/timing sucks.
 

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Thank You Sir! Will keep checking periodically to see if it works. I really just want to compare my new 2022 Mega to my 2018 Mega. Just curious what the difference is.
 

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Thank You Sir! Will keep checking periodically to see if it works. I really just want to compare my new 2022 Mega to my 2018 Mega. Just curious what the difference is.

Was the 2018 an HO?

The Aisin and xfr case add about 250lbs, subtracted from payload. Same for the air ride, subtracted from payload.

That and any difference in options (incl. wheels) is going to + or - the payload.
 

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Was the 2018 an HO?

The Aisin and xfr case add about 250lbs, subtracted from payload. Same for the air ride, subtracted from payload.

That and any difference in options (incl. wheels) is going to + or - the payload.
Yes it was HO. It had Air-lift 500 as opposed to factory air. Payload was 5,349 from factory with 24,800 lbs tow capacity. I know the tow capacity should be significantly higher but wasn't sure on payload.
 

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This is so depressing, realizing that I thought I was getting a towing beast in buying a 2500 RAM HD with the diesel only to learn after it's too late that it has no real payload or towing capacity.
Such a bummer.
 

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This is so depressing, realizing that I thought I was getting a towing beast in buying a 2500 RAM HD with the diesel only to learn after it's too late that it has no real payload or towing capacity.
Such a bummer.
I dont know why you say no towing capacity mine is good for 19k on paper and it has hauled 20k no issue
 

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This is so depressing, realizing that I thought I was getting a towing beast in buying a 2500 RAM HD with the diesel only to learn after it's too late that it has no real payload or towing capacity.
Such a bummer.

Capacity's are pretty clear and accurate (for base models) in the Ram towing guide PDF's. Not so much on the marketing web info...

Also running VIN on a similar trim truck should show the actual payload and tow capacities.

IOW, have to do the research like anything else one spends hard earned money on.
 

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