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johnnoone 05-05-2010 04:45 PM

towing
 
bought a 2001 1500 dodge ram v8 magnum 5.2L auto with cab need for towing a 30 = ft camping trailer can anyone tell me if the truck will pull it without problems

RamTech 05-05-2010 04:48 PM

Kind of a moot point now. I prefer the 5.9 for heavy towing as the 5.2 can be a bit of a dog under a heavy load.

City Slicker 05-05-2010 04:49 PM

Welcome to the forum! Glad to have you here! Sorry, I don't have an answer for you, but hang in there, this forum is filled with knowledgeable members :smileup: Any pics?

duggerdugger6 05-14-2010 08:15 PM

I have a 2000 1500 magnum v8 5.2l auto quad cab. I guessing it is a lot like yours. and like randy says it is a dog under a load. it pulls an empty 18' car hauler without much effort (guess 1800lbs). it also seemed all right with pulling a 16' trihull fish boat (guess 2500lbs). it has a really hard time with the 21' ski/wakeboard boat (guess 4500lbs). I would check the truck tow capacity vs. the weight of 30' camper. I think my 30' bumper pull weighs 6900lbs. I have not tried to pull it with the dodge. hope this helps.

erm 05-14-2010 08:18 PM

Check your truck's GVWR (Gross Vehicle Weight Rating), then weigh your truck with the load you plan on having when towing the trailer.

Subtract your truck weight from the GVWR, then get the weight on the trailer. If the trailer weighs more than the sum of the GVWR minus your truck weight, you may have a problem.

hemiv8dodgeram1500 05-14-2010 08:33 PM

my 97 5.2L could only dream of pulling that dodge told me its max was 3000 but that was specifically to my truck

duggerdugger6 05-14-2010 08:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hemiv8dodgeram1500 (Post 216993)
my 97 5.2L could only dream of pulling that dodge told me its max was 3000 but that was specifically to my truck

i would belive 3000lbs for my 2000 also. i pulled the ski boat 5ish miles to the boat shop. 45mph was all it would do. pick it up with the 99 ford when boat was done.


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