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RE: Ram 1500 towing...

I'm not familiar with Ram 1/2 tons, but even with the taller gearing, I'd expect more than 7,800 lbs towing, from a 5.7 hemi with 8-speed?? Payload 1200 lbs???...think my wife's little SUV (Escape) has a similar payload, and is the loaded Limited Edition. If Grit says it will work, I'd go for it!! Jerry Yea, I balk at that all day long. 1200 lbs in that Ram and you will hardly notice the load. 1200 lbs in the escape and you will know you are loaded heavy. My lightbulb moment came when I commented on here about a 3/4 ton MegaCab 4x4 Cummins only having 1800 lbs of payload. Someone commented that 1800 lbs in the bed wouldn’t even make it squat, despite what the silly sticker says. Just my opinion based on experience. Thanks! Jeremiah This might be for another thread, but here it goes. I went from an '06 Duramax with a payload of 2200 lbs to a 2016 Cummins with a 2000 lb payload. I towed the same fifth wheel with both and the Ram (with the lower payload) towed much more stable than the Duramax. I know the numbers are given for a reason, but why are Rams numbers so low?
davisenvy 12/18/19 05:20am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

I pulled the plastic cover off the engine to verify that there is a transmission cooler and I am wired for OEM brake controller. I know the engine will pull it, I know the trans will hunt, but I wasn't sure about the coil vs leaf springs.
davisenvy 12/15/19 05:56am Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

Youshould get a weight distribution hitch to help to level the truck out. I doubt whether you will have any struggling. Your transmssion could search in some conditions. I will definitely have a WD hitch and anti sway.
davisenvy 12/13/19 12:33pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Ram 1500 towing...

I have a payload of 1200 lbs and max towing of 7,800. Hemi V8, stock class IV hitch, not sure about the trans cooler. I will have to add trailer brakes to the truck though. Struggle, as in will the back bumper hit the ground, transmission strain and over heat, will the tail wag the dog, that type of thing. This is my first half ton truck and have always towed with a Cummins or Duramax. Got tired of the diesel scene and went half ton. Absolutely love the truck! It tows my 3,500 lb MasterCraft just fine, but that's about half of what I plan on towing. Just because a truck is rated at X, it doesn't mean it will be fun or even safe towing that weight. This is the "struggle" I am having. Thanks for your responses.
davisenvy 12/13/19 10:54am Tow Vehicles
Ram 1500 towing...

I have a 2017 Ram 1500 CC with a 3.21 rear end and 8 speed trans. I am looking at a Toy Hauler with a dry weight of 4,700 lbs and a hitch weight of 670 lbs. I know my truck isn't a tow monster, but how bad will my truck struggle? I bought this truck because I thought I was done with the whole RV scene, but I came across this little toy hauler and it looks like fun.
davisenvy 12/13/19 09:34am Tow Vehicles
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