Thread: Heavier towing?
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Old 03-29-2013, 11:33 AM
gehmnal gehmnal is offline
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Post Heavier towing?

I was wondering realistically what type of weight my new 2013 Ram could tow. I'm not quite sure if it came with a heavier duty tow package or not. I've searched on Google a bit and consensus seems that the later Ram 1500's come with this by default.

What's got me confused is the window sticker says it comes with "Trailer tow with 4-pin connector" but it has the dual 4- and 7-pin in the bumper. It's got the Class IV hitch (listed as optional on the sticker). I can't see a transmission cooler on the rad which other pictures I've found show clearly. The door tag says 6800lbs GVWR but at the dealer they told me it can tow over 8000 (and I trust salesmen as far as I can throw them lol).

Without actually seeing my truck in person, can anyone tell me if I can safely tow 8000lbs without destroying my transmission or anything else, or should I keep ~6500 as my limit?

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