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Old 09-03-2011, 01:02 PM
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I'm confused about all this HD cooling and tranny cooling talk.

The 2011 Laramie CC 3.92 should come with the "tow" package if it has the receiver, right?

Aren't HD cooling and trans cooling part of the HEMI anyway?

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You could have Class 3 hitch without a tow package
If it is a Class 4 hitch, it is more likely to have the tow package

May i suggest that you get a BUILD SHEET through the Dealership Parts Dept. or Dodge
it is not anything that comes with the vehicle, like a window sticker. It will not be found in the Owners Manual or glove compartment.
The BUILD SHEET is about 3 pages of everything that they put on your Ram at the factory, it is a great resource for information.
All you will need is your Rams VIN # & mileage to get it
if you go to the Parts Dept. with the VIN#, if they are not busy, they will look it up & print it out. Don't go in there if you are in any kind of hurry, I often let all of the people needing parts go before me, because i am after something for FREE, believe me the counter people notice when you tell a person behind you to go first, when all you have is a question or wanting something for free.

If you contact Dodge, you will usually receive your request within 10 working days
again you need your VIN#
If you need any manuals, ie:
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Radio manual ( you need the 3 letters found on the lower right side corner)
or just the BUILD SHEET

this is the website to find the Contact information
for just the Build Sheet just contact Customer Assistance
http://www.dodge.com/webselfservice/dodge/index.jsp
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Well I will certainly get that!! Thanks for the info!

The truck has a class IV hitch and HD cooling from factory. So that is the extent of the "tow" package. Needs factory brake controller.
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Well I will certainly get that!! Thanks for the info!

The truck has a class IV hitch and HD cooling from factory. So that is the extent of the "tow" package. Needs factory brake controller.
That's pretty much it. The factory brake controller is not part of the trailer towing package; it's listed as a separate item. I guess that's because many people have in the past, wanted to use their existing brake controller, but personally, I think it should be included with the package.
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The factory break controller looks very nice in the truck and does an excellent job. I tow my trailer for work 3-5 days a week. In my previous two trucks I had two after market devices that worked but the factory one shows me what I have been missing the last 5 years. Well worth the extra money to get it and put it in.
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with Grnhrnt. The factory controller is one of the nicest controllers I've ever had the pleasure of using.
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