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
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 (ramtrucks.com) 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?