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Old 04-07-2009, 04:49 PM
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Vehicle: 06 RAM 1500
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Originally Posted by Danstona View Post
Well, for 1 you can tow more with a manual, and I'm not totally sure, but I think you can tow more with 4x4 as well? Someone correct me if I am wrong. One question for you though, why did you buy the 4.7L if you knew you were going to be doing a lot of towing, and of that amount of weight? I know it may have been an after thought, but just where I'm coming from... you might be up sh$t creek without a paddle. I'm sure you will be able to two a 6500lb trailer, it just might be harder on the 4.7L and struggle a bit more on grades. Buy a good brake controller and look at a Tekonsha
I got the truck because some guy leased it and turned it back in with only 20,000 miles on it so Instead of paying $33,000+ for the truck I only payed $19,000 couldn't pass it up. As far as being up sh$$ creek without a paddle I think 7300 lbs is pretty good for a 1/2 ton with a 4.7L with 3.92 rear end accourding to Dodge that is what the Ram is rated for said it would handle the trailer with no problems but thanks anyway. the trailer I'm looking at runs about 6,300 lbs
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