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  1. Should I change all my fluids by now?

    2011 Dodge Ram Forum
    Hi All - I'm the original owner of a 2011 1500 Crew Cab 4x4 Sport with 56k miles. Though my mileage is low I use it 20% of the time to tow my enclosed car trailer. I've changed the oil when the computer chirps or if it hasn't after 9 mos and haven't had any problems. I called local Ram dealer...
  2. 2020 1500 towing capacities and axle ratios

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    I find myself in a bad situation. I am hoping the dealership is going to figure out what to do. We bought a new 2020 1500 limited on Thursday. The purpose of this truck it to tow my horse from FL to CA in the early summer and back in the fall. Over the Rockies and long-distance driving. We...
  3. 2020 1500 towing capacities and axle ratios

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    I find myself in a bad situation. I am hoping the dealership is going to figure out what to do. We bought a new 2020 1500 limited on Thursday. The purpose of this truck it to tow my horse from FL to CA in the early summer and back in the fall. Over the Rockies and long-distance driving. We...
  4. Newer, higher miles or older, lower miles to pull 5th wheel?

    Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum
    I am shopping to buy a Ram 2500 or 3500, diesel, to pull a 5th wheeler that we will travel in full time for the next year. My max budget is $35k, and from what I'm seeing the typical sales prices means I can get an older Ram with low miles (not too commonly found though) or a newer one with...
  5. Trailer wiring harness?

    Towing
    Just added what seems to be a factory hitch to my 2001 Ram 1500. There is a partial harness and connection box for the trailer side but vehicle side is jacked up. Can’t seem to find a factory harness or replacement. Any chance the truck was “pre-wired“ for a tow hitch and I just need to find...
  6. Electronic Trailer Sway Control (TSC)

    Towing
    Can someone tell me how I would know if I had e-TSC. Owners manual only briefly mentions it, but no details. Am anticipating a travel trailer in the near future with a Anderson weight distribution hitch that incorporates sway control. Have read somewhere that the two might oppose each other...
  7. 2014 RAM 1500 quad 3.6L V6 and towing weights

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    My son is interested in buying a family member's RAM to tow a small couples trailer, but I was surprised to find the low tow rating of 4400, and max payload of 1794. The rear axle gearing is 3.21, and has the 8-speed transmission. It already has the electric trailer brake controller. He would...
  8. 2019 Ram 1500 Gold Hitch Award

    Automotive Industry News and Dodge Press Releases
    I enjoy the TFL Truck guys and the towing comparisons they do. The Ram had a great showing on the Ike, especially compared to the larger GM 6.2 and TT Ford 3.5EB, both backed by 10 speed transmissions. For everyone complaining about fuel mileage with the new Ram, it did pretty well up the Ike...
  9. Turbo Temperature/timer

    Cummins Diesel Specific Topics
    Hey Guys/Gals, I have a 2018 3500 with the Cummins Diesel. Love it however I read that I should be doing a better job at letting it cool down before shutting it down. I do tow a 5th wheel. I see that there are some options for a turbo timer via programmers etc. my truck is stock and I plan to...
  10. 2017 1500 Laramie w/3.21 rear end

    Towing
    So, I have been going back and forth, literally losing sleep over this first world problem. I'm looking at a 2017 Dodge Ram 1500 Laramie Crew Cab 4x4 with the 8 speed 3.21 rear end (payload 1510, max trailer weight 7,990). Our rig is a Keystone Cougar X-Lite 29bhs that comes in at 32.5 total...
  11. Curious about your fuel mileage

    Camping Zone!
    I was just curious what folks were getting for mileage with their loaded trailers. I have always been curious what the ecodiesel would get towing a similar load, but, that would require the 3.92 gears to get about 8500# max towing. I have the 8 speed trans, 5.7, and 3.21 gears. On my last trip...
  12. 2016 Dually needs 5th and Bags

    HD RAM - TOWING
    Hi, I have a 3500 Dually I will be using to transport cars. I need to fit it with a 5th wheel and bags to tow this type of trailer. The truck with be working the a Kaufman mini 5 double deck trailer. Here are some specs KAufman mini 5 G.V.W.R. 25,000 lb. Empty trailer weight is 8,750 lb. This...
  13. 5th wheel & Goose underbed prep

    Towing
    Hello, I'm a new Ram owner with a 2015 2500 6.7l CTD. I bought the truck specifically to tow a 5th wheel camper around the rocky mountains, but my family members have several gooseneck trailers, so I need both hitches. Here's my issue: I need to install the under bed hardware for BOTH the...
  14. 2018 Ram 1500 5.7 - Towing?

    2018 Dodge Ram Forum
    Hi all! I'm looking at buying a 2018 1500 Big Horn Quad Cab, with a 5.7 liter Hemi MDS VVT motor, 3.92 rear axle ratio, 20-inch wheels, 8-speed auto transmission, towing package with integrated braking. The dealer says this combo will tow up to 10,000 pounds. I have a 27' travel trailer...
  15. Ram Rebel towing specs question

    Dodge Ram Rebel
    Hello everyone this is my first post so appreciate your patience, I have a 2016 Ram Rebel Crew Cab 1500 5.7L 8spd with 3.92 rear end and I am having an issue because the dealership told me and also on ramtrucks.com it says that I have a payload capacity of about 1400lbs, but on the tire and...
  16. 3500 4x4 leaf spring rear suspension

    2014 Dodge Ram Forum
    There are 3 "spacers" under the leaf springs and above the axel. The rear of my truck is too high for hauling my 5th wheel. Can these "spacers" be removed to lower the back of my bed rails about 1 1/2-2"?
  17. Towing with a lift

    LD RAM - General Discussion
    I'm considering a leveling kit or a 2" lift on my 1500 and putting 33" or 35" tires on. I know big lifts and big tires will really affect your handling and braking with a trailer. But how would a smaller job like this affect it? I believe my truck is rated for a little over 10k towing, would I...
  18. No power in reverse.

    5.7L V8 Specific Topics
    Howdy folks! My 2013 Ram (5.7) just doesn't seem to want to move in reverse up an incline into the garage when trying to put our boat away. The driveway is gravel and trailer brakes are not engaged. I would think with the gas pedal all the way on the floor the engine would be just screaming and...
  19. How Important is the Air Suspension re: Towing?

    Prospective Buyers - Question and Answer Forum
    I'm brand new to this forum and about to be a proud owner of a 2017 Ram 3500. I need your expertise regarding the air suspension option. I'm buying the truck specifically to tow a 5th Wheel and all the trucks in my area with the options I want are lacking the air suspension option. I can either...
  20. Crappy gas mileage pulling trailer.

    2011 Dodge Ram Forum
    According to the truck computer, we get about 16l/100km (14.7mpg) gas usage on our 2011 Ram 1500 Sport. That's with the 5.7l Hemi. Not the greatest, but it could be worse. When we pull our camper, the mileage ends up being around 30l/100km (7.8mpg). That is crazy. The last camping trip we got...
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