Towing abilty of 02 Ram 1500 4x4 4.7l auto 3.9 ar

Discussion in 'Towables' started by BAMD, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. BAMD

    BAMD New Member

    I am considering purchasing the Jayflight 29FBS which has a UVW of 6800 lbs. I have asked a few dealers about my trucks ability and gotten different opinions. I will have the weight distr equipment installed. Does anyone have a similar setup or opinions?
     
  2. hertig

    hertig Senior Member

    Re: Towing abilty of 02 Ram 1500 4x4 4.7l auto 3.9 ar

    1500 is a 1/2 ton pickup, and the 4.7 is a fairly small engine and the 4x4 option is fairly heavy. So your safe towing weight is probably under 5000 pounds. That trailer will probably weigh near to 8000 pounds loaded for travel, which is WAY beyond that truck's capability. I would keep as far as possible from the dealers who claimed you could tow it. Assuming the info you provided is correct, they would seem to be either incompetant or willing to kill you to get the sale...
     
  3. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Towing abilty of 02 Ram 1500 4x4 4.7l auto 3.9 ar

    Don't do it. John said it all.
     
  4. BAMD

    BAMD New Member

    RE: Towing abilty of 02 Ram 1500 4x4 4.7l auto 3.9 ar

    THANKS TO BOTH OF YOU FOR YOUR RESPONSES.
     
  5. mowerman47

    mowerman47 New Member

    RE: Towing abilty of 02 Ram 1500 4x4 4.7l auto 3.9 ar

    I'v had a 99 dodge ram 5.2l 4x4 and have never had any problems with it. I'm a tent camper looking to get a travel trailer and am finding out quickly I'll end up with a pop-up unless I invest in a new truck.

    I'm glad I came across this site. I'm learning alot, and quick.
     

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