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Old 03-12-2013, 03:27 AM
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Hi, planning on purchasing a 26' travel trailer. I have a 07 4x4 QC Ram with the 4.7L, 4.56 gears and 37" tires. Also, I have the Cortex Programmer that I can use the towing program. With that said, "Will my truck be able to handle it?".
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It should, I towed the same kind of trailer down to Washington DC before and my truck is stock and had no issues.
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what's the weight of the trailer? My 05 with the 4.7 was not up to the task of pulling our trailer down through Kentucky and Tenn. That's why I upgraded to the hemi outdoorsman with a tow rating of 10500 when I was heading down I77 through West Virginia and Virginia to North Carolina.Our trailer is an 09 Palomino Stampede "Lite weight" hybrid model 232 That weights about 6300 lbs loaded.Plus you have factor in the wind resistance heck you're pulling a box down the road.Unfortunately due to my experiences I think you may be underpowered
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It's a used 08 Flagstaff Classic SuperLite in excellent condition. I think it's approximately 6600 lbs dry weight. Also, I'm only going to tow it 30 miles. Thanks on any suggestions.
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you should have no problems with that short of a tow but if you end up towing it farther or in hilly areas you might good luck
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Thanks for your input. Feel better now in making my decision.
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Towing 30 miles or 300 miles, if you are over weight and get in an accident don't expect any help from the insurance company.
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What did you end up doing?

6600 Dry is too heavy for a 4.7. Your going to be over weight, putting to much stress on your engine and transmission especially if you hit any hills. Expect to be getting 5-6 mpg and take it slow.
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