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Old 02-04-2010, 10:30 AM
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Vehicle: 2007 Dodge Ram 1500 Mega Cab
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Originally Posted by americon View Post
I have a 2009 Dodge Ram 1500 with the 5.7L Hemi. I'm looking at buying a 29ft pull behind trailer that weighs 6200lbs dry and 8100 GVWR and my truck is good for 8350. I only plan on packing 1000lbs of camping gear in the trailer. I will also have a 600lbs quad in the box of the truck, and the truck/trailer will be equipt with break controller and stablizer hitch. I plan on driving in the mountains from time to time.
Will my truck be able to handle the load? If not what kind of weight should I look at as far as a trailers dry weight?
oh and my payload rating for the truck is 1150lbs and the trailers hitch weight is 912lbs.
It sure will, as long as you dont mind buying fuel every 200 miles and going 40-45 up the hills. That is how my 5.7 pulls a 28' trailer
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