As you can see, I HIGHLY reccomend Total Load Control to help you eliminate some of the stress on your suspension. It may not be much stationary, but as someone else already explained, a bump at highway speeds could bottom you out, and that trailer could wear your shocks prematurely. TLC will elimate the extra wear and tear on your suspension because the bags support the weight, not the springs/shocks.ArmyofOne said:First and foremost, Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Josh and I have ALOT (I do mean alot) of experience towing and hauling heavy loads. Having been in the army, and on 3 combat tours, for the better part of a decade now, I have seen and driven just about everything there is to drive, from tanks, to Route Clearance Vehicles, to pickup trucks. Some are VERY heavy, and some are bone stock trucks guys like you and me drive everyday.
Your truck is rated to tow at least 6500lbs, Depending on how its equipped, it could be rated as high as 8,000. Do you know what gear ratio you have (3:55, 3:92 w/limited slip...etc)? I see that you have the hemi, so even with a high gear ratio in the diffs (3:55) you still should be rated at well over 6500lbs.
How much does your trailer weigh? At 33 feet I cannot imagine it is light, you may notice something profound almost as soon as you set your trailer on your hitch. With a tongue weight of more than about 450 lbs, Your truck will go from raked (the front end lower than the rear), to level or squatting. Your coil springs may collapse under the weight, and while that does not pose a problem to your truck immediately, it can, over time. Towing a load as heavy as this with the 4th gen Ram requires some additional help, due to the smooth riding coil spring Multi-Link rear suspension. Coils were put in the ram because they ride smoother, but they are your worst enemy when towing/hauling heavy. Thats where the good folks at Total Load Control Suspensions come in. TLC will not only hook you up with great customer service, but Ramforumz members even get discounted pricing on their kits. This system is designed and patented specifically for 2009+ Ram 1500's. It will work in conjuction with your coil springs to improve load handling, reduce wear and tear on your coil springs, and even helps with unladen ride comfort and stability.
Shoot me a message at [email protected]_this_part_yahoo.com and we can get you on your way to comfortable and safe towing. Please let me know if there are any other questions you have, I will be watching this thread to assist further as well. Happy Travels!
Your truck isn't rated to tow that trailer, your truck is only rated to tow 5700 lbs, according to this. Changing out the ring and pinion made your truck more capable, but it's still only rated for 5700 lbs. You may run into trouble with the law.Hi All,
Sorry for the late response. The TT has a dry weight of 6800 pounds. The picture is not loaded but I did have it pretty loaded with bikes, camping gear, Family of 5, etc. last weekend and had very little sag which suprised me actually. I do have a weight distribution hitch and sway bars but other then that just stock. I had the factory 3.21 rear end and swaped out to a 3.92 w/ limited slip because I knew I was getting the trailer. I am going to Arizona next month and I guess that will be a pretty good test of power,ride, etc. What do you think would be signs that I may need to get mods to my suspension? Any suggestions would be appreciated......Thanks again.....
Not sure where you read that number, I read 7200 lbs according to what you listed there. :smiley_thumbs_up: