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Old 03-22-2010, 07:51 PM
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Default Max Towing Weights for the 1500

Hoping someone can help. I have an '07 Ram w/ the 5.7L, oil & trans cooler and the 3.92 rear axle. I currently tow a 26 ft Travel trailer that weighs about 5300 lbs loaded. I pull it now w/ no issues.

I'm looking to upgrade to a 30 ft Travel trailer w/ a dry weight of 6200 lbs...and a GVWR of 8300 lbs. Now I've called the manufacturer and they indicated that I have a max towing capacity of 7400 lbs!?!?! That seems too low to me given my set-up. My brother's Chevy w/ a 5.3L and 3.73 rear end has a towing capacity of 7200 lbs!

I've read some trailer forums where guys have quoted 8400 - 8700 lbs max towing but because there has been a range, I really want to try and get a professional opinion.

Can anyone provide some direction? Don't want to damage the Hemi or the tranny by taking on more than it can chew! Your help is appreciated!!
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