Towing requirements

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by bigfink14, Feb 28, 2013.

  1. bigfink14

    bigfink14 Junior Member

    I currently have a 2009 Dodge ram 1500 with tow rating of 10.400# & payload rating of 1600#. I currently pull a 27' travel trailer with a GVWR of 7900#. Can I switch to a 5th wheel with the curent truck if I stay within the max axel rating?
     
  2. toyzrus

    toyzrus Junior Member

    Where did you come up with your numbers they don't seem right for a 1500. I have a 2012 hemi and my tow is 8650 and payload is 14 something. I was towing a fifth 26' weighing 5640 and just bought a 30' which weighs 7360 and pin 1210. Make sure you have the correct numbers for your truck.
     
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Think you will find that the truck will handle a 5th wheel of the same weight much better.
     
  4. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Your right Nash, but I don't agree with the numbers the poster gave either. We had a customer the other day with a 2008 Dodge HEMI the other day, his truck was rated around 8,000.
     
  5. toyzrus

    toyzrus Junior Member

    I hope this helps.

    2009 Dodge Ram 1500 Quad Cab - TOWING CAPACITIES & PAYLOADS



    Quad Cab 4x2 - ST



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    3.7L V6 (EKG)

    A4

    42RLE (DGV)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,810

    4,863

    8,500

    3,450



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,730

    4,946

    11,500

    6,350



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,730

    4,946

    12,500

    7,350



    5.7L V8 (EZD)
    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.21

    6,700

    1,680

    4,992

    11,000

    5,800



    5.7L V8 (EZD)
    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,680

    4,992

    13,000

    7,800



    5.7L V8 (EZD)
    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,680

    4,992

    14,000

    8,800



    Quad Cab 4x2 - SLT



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,660

    5,017

    11,500

    6,300



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,660

    5,017

    12,500

    7,300



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,610

    5,060

    10,500

    5,250



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,610

    5,060

    11,500

    6,250



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.21

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    11,000

    5,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    13,000

    7,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    14,000

    8,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    12,000

    6,700



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    13,000

    7,700



    Quad Cab 4x2 - LARAMIE



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.21

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    11,000

    5,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    13,000

    7,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    14,000

    8,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    12,000

    6,700



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    13,000

    7,700



    Quad Cab 4x4 - ST



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,470

    5,200

    11,500

    6,100



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,470

    5,200

    12,500

    7,100



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,430

    5,246

    13,000

    7,550



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,430

    5,246

    14,000

    8,550



    Quad Cab 4x4 - SLT



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,400

    5,271

    11,500

    6,050



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,400

    5,271

    12,500

    7,050



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,360

    5,314

    10,500

    5,000



    4.7L V8 (EVE)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,360

    5,314

    11,500

    6,000



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,360

    5,317

    13,000

    7,500



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,360

    5,317

    14,000

    8,500



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,320

    5,360

    12,000

    6,450



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,320

    5,360

    13,000

    7,450



    Quad Cab 4x4 - LARAMIE



    Engine

    Trans Type

    Trans- mission

    Axle Ratio

    GVWR

    Payload

    Base Weight

    GCWR

    Max Trail



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    13,000

    7,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,610

    5,063

    14,000

    8,750



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.55

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    12,000

    6,700



    5.7L V8 (EZD)

    A5

    545RFE (DGQ)

    3.92

    6,700

    1,570

    5,106

    13,000

    7,700





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  6. bigfink14

    bigfink14 Junior Member




    Ok just checked the Dodge web site, towing capacity is 9100# & payload is 14.000. The booklet I got with the truck with tow package had those larger numbers.
     
  7. bigfink14

    bigfink14 Junior Member

    I checked the Dodge web site & found out my tow max is 9100#. Apparently I had bum info from a towing package book that came with the truck.
     
  8. toyzrus

    toyzrus Junior Member

    No problem, Now all you need to do is find your fifth, install your hitch and hit the road. You will not beleive the differance towing a fifth vs your tt.
     

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