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hi guys -

a newbie here. i hope this forum is as helpful as the others i belong to - this is my first post here.

i am intersted in buying an rv and wanted to use my 2007 1500 4x4 as a toad and tow it 4 down (on its own wheels, without a dolly or trailer - i think the terminology is).

i am not sure what forum to post this question and have done several different searches and did not come up with any previous discussions - maybe i am not in the correct forum?

1 - can my ram be towed 4 down?
2 - what, if any mods are needed?
3 - i am looking at a haulmark truck conversion with a 450 hp MB engine capabile of towing 40k lbs - do i need a braking system?
4 - a good source for any of the above items?

in advance, tks loads for all of your input

gil
 

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tks and more info

hi brad and gt - tks for responding to my inquiry.

i called a local camping world dealer in roanoke, va and got a very helpful gal in the service dept.

she took some time and ck'ed some other sources and came with the info that if you are in VA and there is an accident and the dinghy does not have a supplemental braking system that the insurance company would not pay for anything.

i have not done any further research to verify if she is correct.

she did say that they could do all the work on my truck and that the tow bar, etc would be $1900 and the braking system would be $1200 - both are installed prices.

that is the first place i called and talked to so i am not sure if those are "good " prices or not.

any other input, ideas, concerns?

tks again,

gil
 

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good info

hi brad -

tks for taking the time to respond.

yes, there will a lot more research involved, i have enrolled in several RV sites and will do a lot of computer time on them as well.

the rv does have airbrakes and i was busy copying info down while the gal was talking and forgot to write down the manufacturers name of the braking product she was referring to.

tks again

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towing 4 down - transmission in Park?

hi brad -

per your suggestion ---
"4 - Your owners manual" - i did ck out the manual out and it appears that you place the transmission in park (and the transfer case in N) when you tow - it seems to me that it should be put in N.

i am not very mechanically inclinded - why is that?

tks,

gil
http://www.dodge.com/en/owners/manuals/
 
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