Dodge Towing Question

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by dbradley, Jul 8, 2003.

  1. dbradley

    dbradley New Member

    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.
  2. thumbs

    thumbs New Member

    Dodge Towing Question


    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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