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4.7Ram 06-10-2013 02:44 PM

am i fine
 
i have a 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 4.7 quad cab with the 20" wheels and 3.92 gears, well i was asked to tow a 12' box trailer this weekend, im asuming fully loaded, (will get trailer weight and wat not later today) and my truck does not have the square hitch reciever, it has som sort of hiddin hitch looking thing, to were it has the bar that bends down but no slot for the reciever, just a hole just for the ball, should i be fine with just that?

Hemiman345 06-10-2013 03:22 PM

The trailer should weigh 1500 to 2k. ideally a class 3 or 4 hitch would be preferred if you have a distance to pull the trailer. short distances the set up you have will be fine if the cargo is not too heavy. We used to not have hitches years ago. All you had was 3 holes in the bumper and we pulled everything like that.
Your truck will be fine pulling it.

snrusnak 06-10-2013 03:26 PM

^what he said. Pulling by the bumper is not preferred but for a few thousand pounds it's ok(the ratings should be stamped on the bumper).

4.7Ram 06-10-2013 03:38 PM

ya the ratings say 5000lbs weight 500 pounds tounge

GTyankee 06-10-2013 03:46 PM

Your Ram should have something like this mounted just below your rear bumper
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2007_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm

If you are just using the hole that goes through your bumper, drive like an old Lady

Pictures would be useful

4.7Ram 06-10-2013 04:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GTyankee (Post 1121370)
Your Ram should have something like this mounted just below your rear bumper
http://www.etrailer.com/hitch-2007_Dodge_Ram+Pickup.htm

If you are just using the hole that goes through your bumper, drive like an old Lady

Pictures would be useful

i will try to post pics asap, but ya i have the bar that this peice the link has mounts to under the chrome bumper just not the peice in the link


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