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Old 03-26-2011, 11:43 PM
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I looked thorough the charts, and the 'worst case' scenario with the Hemi is -
Laramie, 3.55, P275/60R20, Rambox; and even this is rated as 8150Lbs towing.
The lowest rating I can find with Hemi and 3:92 gears is - 9650Lbs.

Do you have the Ram Box option ?
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3.92 LSD needs the special additive
if your vehicle has the wrong differential cover, the fill plug is too low to let oil get to the the axle bearings out by the wheels

you need to become a detective & if you find either of the above things to have happened, squeeze their private parts to the MAX
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i have the 2011 laraime with the same set up. I have towed 5500lbs short dist. with no problems I think 8000 might be overloading your truck..
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i found this article that is useful

http://news.pickup trucks.com/2009/07/2010-dodge-ram-1500-towing-rating-increases-to-10450-pounds.html i have separated the name of the site, so you can find it, it would only have ** if i didn't
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this is the 2011, 2010 should be the same
i'm still confused

5.7L HEMI® V-8
5-Speed Automatic Transmission Towing[1]:
4X4
17" tires

ST model
5000 lbs - std
10250 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1510 lbs - max Towing[1]:

SLT/Outdoorsman
5000 lbs - std
10250 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1530 lbs - max Towing[1]:

Laramie
5000 lbs - std
9850 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1610 lbs - max
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[QUOTE=Jerry K;484514]i have the 2011 laraime with the same set up. I have towed 5500lbs short dist. with no problems I think 8000 might be overloading your truck..[/QUOTE

Specs say I'm good for 9950 lbs. I changed the gear lube again yesterday to Amsoil Syn EB 75-140w and added the limited slip additive. I'll give it another try in a few weeks on the same road with about the same weight trailer. (fingers crossed, the wifey will be driving solowith me following in the 5th wheel RV) This will be the final trip on the move from Texas to Idaho.
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good luck. let us know how you make out.
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Originally Posted by GTyankee View Post
this is the 2011, 2010 should be the same
i'm still confused

5.7L HEMI® V-8
5-Speed Automatic Transmission Towing[1]:
4X4
17" tires

ST model
5000 lbs - std
10250 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1510 lbs - max Towing[1]:

SLT/Outdoorsman
5000 lbs - std
10250 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1530 lbs - max Towing[1]:

Laramie
5000 lbs - std
9850 lbs - max
Payload[1]:
1610 lbs - max
Curb Weight is lower on some 2011 models which leads to a small change in Tow Rating given the same GCWR.

Some 2011 Trucks also got a raised GCWR which resulted in a higher tow rating. The Crew Cab 4x4 4.7L 3.55 for instance got its GCWR raised to the same as the 3.92 so they are now rated to tow the same.
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I d go to a dealer some were else I have had so much problems with were I got mine I will never ever go back there another dealer I called was so helpfull and didnt give me grap on the 12000 mile check up tell them just the trailer weight the smell and noise let them tell ya want they want to do there should have been no problems towing I feel the rear end came with problems its not your falt I have all my oil changes and work on my truck paper work because aftere selling you the truck it seems thats it they wont fix it right pretty sad I think !

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have others had this problem with the 1500? I have a 2010 crew with the 5.7 and currenly tow a popup at around 2600lbs. I want to move up to a bigger camper that is close to the 10,000 lbs. I don't want to destroy my truck. If the truck can't pull it, no reason for me to try it.

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