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Old 03-22-2010, 09:05 PM
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There are more factors to towing capacity than engine size and rear diff gearing. Suspension and frame come into play more on heavy hauling, tire load ratings ect. To pull the trailer you are thinking of will require a 3/4 ton or higher truck. To be legal you must not exceed your GCVW( gross combined vehicle wieght) rating. With an 8500GVW trailer you are over that limit without gear in bed and passengers.Even though your hemi has the balls to pull a heavy load the transmission and engine will be overtaxed and you will greatly accelerate wear on your drive train in general. You can find some pretty roomy light weight trailers nowadays to suit your truck.
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