Originally Posted by keller9431
I just purchased a new travel trailer that weighs in at 6300# empty. I did not think this was going to be a problem for my truck but.....my 2001 Dodge Ram Quad Cab 4x4 with the 5.2 automatic struggled to get this trailer down the highway. Pedal to the floor to keep my speed up. 50MPH was about it on level road and bogged way down going up the hills. My other Dodge was a 5.2 auto and I pulled a travel trailer that weighed more than this one and never had any issues. What is the deal? I just bought this truck so maybe I have a problem that I need to be looking for? Any ideas on what to do? The truck seems to run just fine without the trailer.
I don't really care what the manual says...your truck doesn't have the suds to pull that weight, and even if your last truck did, it shouldn't have and I wouldn't.
5000 trailer weight is tops for a 5.2 and about 6k for a 5.9 with your chassis, that is if you want to be safe for yourself, your family and those who drive around you.