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Alright this is the thing. I have an 01 5 speed 318 ,2 wheel drive. I need to tow a 2000 sanata for repair. Im going to try to get a dolly but more then likely will be useing a tandem axle trailer. Now the car is probably 2500 lbs. Thats a close guess with the v6 it has. So am I going to be out matched on this one or will the ol' girl do it? Oh by the way it will be a class a hitch not bumper.
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I would not hesitate to pull either a dolly or a trailer with that load unless you are pulling a tri axle 20,000 rated trailer. That might be an overmatch with that car on it.;-)
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If you have a class three hitch (or better) and a dolley you'll be fine
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Just trying to figure out if it could do it thought it could. Ya I do have class 3 hitch. I like having more then 1 receiver.
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I have pulled my 3200lb Challenger in a 24ft enclosed trailer (about 3000lbs) so in total 6500lbs with no issues other than a little bit of sag in the rear. That is being fixed in 2 weeks with a level kit and rear bag install.

you shouldn't have any issues, try to get the cars engine over the rear axles if you pull a tandem.
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Your going to have to tow a lot more than that to tax the Ram. A tow job that small....I'd even use the wife's Escape.
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Your going to have to tow a lot more than that to tax the Ram. A tow job that small....I'd even use the wife's Escape.
I thought about useing the wifes caravan at one time myself. (before I got the ram)
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