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Old 10-11-2013, 03:15 PM
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Tomorrow I am towing my 6000# camper up a hill.
Hill is about 2 miles 7% narrow and twisting. Starting from a dead stop with no run up room. I don't imagine I will get out of 1rst gear. Best strategy? Just put my foot in it and let the rev limiter cover my azz? It is about a two hour drive over there so I imagine the trans temp will be 160 or higher before I start the hill.
No way to get out or turn around so once I commit it is make it or break it.
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Old 10-11-2013, 03:27 PM
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You should not have a problem. Activate the tow/haul switch and putting the tranny in 4th gear will be friendly to your tranny. Give it as much gas as you need to get going and maintain the speed you need. Take your time and relax the Hemi is a towing beast.
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Old 10-14-2013, 06:00 PM
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Much worry about about nothing. Ram did just fine. Road is so curvy that it is mostly posted at 20 mph. Transmission hit 174 on the hill. Warmed it up another 10 degrees maneuvering on the soft ground into the site. Dropped it into low range and it just walked that trailer around the field.
Coming down the real was textbook perfect. Locked into 2nd and just eased my way down,let the trailer do 80% of the braking.
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You da man pitch1! Way to throw that weight up the hill with those 3.55's bud! Great to hear all went great for you and your truck.
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You da man pitch1! Way to throw that weight up the hill with those 3.55's bud! Great to hear all went great for you and your truck.

Yes way to go and thanks for the follow-up.
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Towing 6k lbs for 2 miles up 7%? Not a problem


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Towing 6k lbs for 2 miles up 7%? Not a problem


It is like a walk in the park for this beast.
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I love tfltruck. great to see the ram not have a problem on the Ike gauntlet.

I'll be towing my 7500 pound trailer up a decent grade in the next few weeks (at sea level) and was glad to see that it should be easily up to the challenge. I'll try to get a vid of it and post it up.
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Thanks for the post. Good info.
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