Thread: Info on towing?
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Old 08-15-2013, 09:00 AM
mattieb mattieb is offline
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I pull a 26', 6000+lb travel trailer with my 2006 dakota with the 4.7. You'll be fine towing 5000 lbs with the 5.7 1500. Trailer brakes, a brake controller, and maybe a weight distributing hitch is all you'll need.

Originally Posted by geeky View Post
I have a 2013 Laramie 4x4 5.7L. I am going to be towing a TT weighing 5181 Dry. I have used the calculator online ( and it looks completely doable. (Assuming i have 2 passengers 1 is a three year old. and 100 lbs for a WDH.)

Some folks on the Rv forums are thinking I am going to be very close to my tow rating.. am I missing something?
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