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Old 09-16-2010, 02:59 PM
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Default 1500 5.7L Ram - Tow 8,100lbs?

I currently have a 2007 Classic Silverado Crew Cab (5.3L) and tow a 6,200 (8,100 loaded) travel trailer 5-6 times a year. I need to get rid of the Chevy and get something with a bigger engine because the it is just too much strain on the truck and things are breaking left and right.

Do you think the Dodge 1500 5.7L with the highest available axle ratios will do the job?

I realize I should get a 2500 but the truth is I don’t want to spend that added costs.

BTW: This is my first posts – looks like a great site!

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welcome to the site.

yes with a doubt. with the 3.92 gears you can tow that no problem.

others will chime in with their experiences too but I've towed a 6300lb car hauler and didn't even know it was back there.
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Welcome to this ForumZ
go to this site first
http://www.dodge.com/en/2010/ram_150...owing_payload/

then look for the Dodge Body Builder's Guide
this is the site that it will take you to
http://www.dodge.com/bodybuilder/201...mlupseries.pdf
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Welcome to the Z. Get the Hemi with the 3.92 gears and you will not problem pulling 8100 pounds.

We have a lot of forums for all kinds of topics, so you shouldn't have any problems finding a place to post questions.

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Welcome to the forum. By all means, check out the two links GTyankee posted up.
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Agree with other comments. Make SURE you get 3.92 gears. Sales people will tell you the Hemi with 3.55 gears will be ok. They are WRONG! Depending on what package you like, it may be difficult getting one off the lot with 3.92 gears. Example: I have the Laramie package. Looked at several dealer websites, not a single Laramie with 3.92 gears on the lot.
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Definitely check out GT's links . I see there are several Rams with a optional 4.10 rear gear also .
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Definitely check out GT's links . I see there are several Rams with a optional 4.10 rear gear also .
GT's link, ???
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I think the 4.10 option is only for the R/T, 2500 or 3500 unless you go aftermarket.
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