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07-08-2003, 09:15 PM
I have a 2002 Dodge Ram HD 3/4 ton, Long Bed, 4 Door 4x4 with a High-Output Cummings, HD six speed stick, 3:55 Gears and Tires with a Max Load Rating of 3,450lbs. The truck is rated to tow up to 13000lbs. I am not sure what the pay load is. Will this truck tow a 5th wheel trailer with a hitch weight of 2200lbs and a dry weight of 10,700, and GVWR of 14,200? I would appreciate any advice. Thank You.
07-08-2003, 09:54 PM
My understanding is the gross weight includes the entire rig,truck, trailer and everything in and on it. I pull a 12k fifth with my '92 Dodge Cummins five sp with 355's. Now I am talkin 160hp not 305 and a five sp not a six. It's a pull for me but I take my time and shift often. Your hp and gears should do a lot better. Now if you are talkin about bein over height you probably are. The problem isn't pullin but stoppen. Will it handle it I would think so. You may have to put on some air bags or heavier adjustable shocks.
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