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Grit dog

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philh wrote:

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What's strange, is Hemi with 3.92s and no OE trailer hitch. Mfgs sure do weird things sometimes.

Probably never tested that engine with trailer towing. My RT Charger was capable of 3800 lbs, and yet the SRT had no tow rating. Funny thing, later models had a much reduced trailer tow capability. rumor was, they never believed anybody would actually tow anything that heavy. It towed fine in the midwest [emoticon]


Huh? OP has a 2019 1/2 ton truck. Same pickup since like 2014, same engine since early 2000s essentially.


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Keep in mind a class 5 receiver is 2&1/4" inch and class 3/4 is 2" for any hitches and accessories (platform racks & bike racks, etc.) so if you need a class 5, get it but you might need some adapters.


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What's strange, is Hemi with 3.92s and no OE trailer hitch. Mfgs sure do weird things sometimes.


The build sheet says "delete class 4 receiver hitch". I'm guessing that the dealership ordered it specifically without one in the hopes that the future owner would pay extra to have it installed. I asked when I bought the truck and they said it's $500 too have them put one on.


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My friend has a similar sized trailer with the Dodge Ram. He had to put air bags in the rear to compensate for the spring suspension. His truck was dragging its rear end around before the air bag install. It helped to level the truck, and ride at proper height. With the front of the trailer low, the axles probably aren't getting the proper weights distributed to them. You might find the front axle is carrying more weight than the rear one the way it is set up.

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LoudRam wrote:

Grit dog wrote:



What's strange, is Hemi with 3.92s and no OE trailer hitch. Mfgs sure do weird things sometimes.


The build sheet says "delete class 4 receiver hitch". I'm guessing that the dealership ordered it specifically without one in the hopes that the future owner would pay extra to have it installed. I asked when I bought the truck and they said it's $500 too have them put one on.


Lol. So they ordered them that way.

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Getting bags has crossed my mind. My old truck needed more suspension work so bags were on my short list of mods. I only had the trailer one season so we'll see how this truck handles it. But yes bags might happen.

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Lol. So they ordered them that way.


Looks like it.

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