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Hello all, just a quick question, have an 07 1500 5.7 RAM Sport with tow package (type III hitch) auto trans with tow/haul button and a 3.92 limited slip diff as well as 20 inch tires. I was think of putting a 5th wheel hitch into the bed (short bed) to tow a 5th wheel trailer. Will the 07 1500 be able to handle a 5th wheel trailer? I don't have one yet but am thinking about getting a 25 ft light weight (less than 8k lbs) would welcome any advise you can give.

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A 2007 5.7 liter is rated to tow 9100k pounds so you can pull the trailer weight with your pickup. Towing a 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton is not recommended though as it does not have the same heavy duty axe, spring, frame, ect. as the 2500 or 3500. Saying that I have seen it done. I guess if you were to upgrade brakes, add more leaf springs and air bags, and get an adjustable sliding 5th wheel hitch you could do it. Your owners manual will tell you the maximum towing capacity. You also have to figure the 8k pounds is just the trailer if you add clothing, kitchen items, ect. in the trailer and pickup the weight will go up. I wouldn't suggest it but it can be done. Would be interested though to see pictures of it and hear how it handles for you if you do it.
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A 2007 5.7 liter is rated to tow 9100k pounds so you can pull the trailer weight with your pickup. Towing a 5th wheel with a 1/2 ton is not recommended though as it does not have the same heavy duty axe, spring, frame, ect. as the 2500 or 3500. Saying that I have seen it done. I guess if you were to upgrade brakes, add more leaf springs and air bags, and get an adjustable sliding 5th wheel hitch you could do it. Your owners manual will tell you the maximum towing capacity. You also have to figure the 8k pounds is just the trailer if you add clothing, kitchen items, ect. in the trailer and pickup the weight will go up. I wouldn't suggest it but it can be done. Would be interested though to see pictures of it and hear how it handles for you if you do it.
Thanks for the input, I still have some thinking to do regarding the 5th wheel, will keep you all posted.
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I also have a 2007, 5.7 auto with 392 gears 160,000 miles on it and i pull a 35ft trailer with 2 sliders. About 8100lbs loaded and have no problem pulling it. Have 3000 lb supersprings, magna flow system and a K&N. gets around 8 to 11 mpg
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