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Old 01-19-2010, 03:54 PM
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Ok guys I havent been on here in a while so first off Id like to finally show you a picture of my truck...



^^hopefully that works...thats the picture...


Either way Ive been driving the truck all winter as the firebird is away for the winter...


Well come summer time I want to buy a trailer to haul some random stuff and also my car on...so lets just say a car trailer...

I know the 4.7l is not a tow motor by any means but I dont plan to tow very often and this is also the only truck I have and could afford.

SOO...

What parts would you guys suggest I need to get; and would be a good idea to get just to help with towing safetly.


I use to drive a pickup for work and haul steel loads all the time so I know how to drive a trailer and hook one up and so on....just have no clue what "class..." means and all that.

Oh btw my truck has no hitch or anything as of now.

Please make a list of items I would need with examples of good parts to buy (part #'s would be nice)
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this is a website that has almost everything that you could want or need to know

http://www.trailerhitches.com/towingglossaryarticle.cfm
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looks like gtyankee got you hooked up.. no pun intended..
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Haha ya im looking threw that site right now...also learning things I wish I knew back when i used to haul steel for a living with a pickup and trailer.

Thank you for the link tho. I just put it in my bookmarks lol

Either way does anyone have any part numbers on good stuff...I know im being lazy but i figured you guys would know what works cause you already have it on your truck
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If you have an automatic I'd invest in a good tranny cooler if you don't already have one from the factory. To save some money you could probably get a pretty nice factory hitch from the junk yard. I've also found U-hauls hitch recievers to be pretty resonably priced and you should be able to get one anywhere that deals with U-haul stuff. I know i got one on my last truck installed for under $300.
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Check out the mopar class IV hitch receiver. Works for Gen. 4 rams and I belive all gen 3 as well. Relies on structural components in bumper already and bolt into them. It only cost $120 or so and it's easy to install yourself. I did a how to a couple months back. Check it out here:

http://www.ramforumz.com/showthread.php?t=44725
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