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Old 02-06-2019, 08:06 AM   #1
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Towing capacity

We are looking at getting a bigger camper but don't want to over reach what my truck can handle. We are only pulling a 23D now but would like to go up to a 30 or 31.

Anyone tow with a Ram 1500 4x4 crew cab 5.7L? If so what size and how does it handle it?


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Old 02-06-2019, 08:47 AM   #2
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Look in your drivers door jamb.

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Old 02-06-2019, 10:35 AM   #3
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towing capacity

I have the same truck and tow a 27FB.. As mentioned you will need to check your capacity in the build sheet of your truck .

I have learned to carefully manage my load in the truck because I am near capacity on the rear axle. I have upgraded my rear springs and shocks to better than stock, but that does not change my OEM specs.

When your talking HP, the truck will run all day up hill and not miss a beat but again its all about chassis capacity. Safety First
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Old 02-06-2019, 12:03 PM   #4
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Towing capacity of half ton trucks continues to increase. The Chevy Silverado with the big engine and max tow pkg is rated for 12,000+ these days. Should tow most anything AS currently offers for sale.
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Towing capacity is important, also check the "payload" of your TV on the doorjam sticker...many of these TV's can "tow" 10-12K pounds, but the 'payload" is not very high; RAM is one of those trucks typically. If your really thinking of a 30 or 33, suggest you look at a 3/4-1T diesel TV; it will certainly provide the power and capability for that size AS. Many folks I see here get by with a 1/2T like the F150 Echoboost, and it's a great truck; I owned one with my 25's. Remember, payload includes your passengers, the gear you plan to carry in the back, and the tongue weight of your AS...know and understand that prior to making your decision is my advice.

But, I like the extra power, capability, payload, and size of the 3/4T for my 28'. Good luck with your choice; study the older posts on the Forum on TV's...there is more data here along with "opinions" then you may want to read, but it's a great place to start. Then, drive a few vehicles, look at their spec ratings on the door jam; don't go by sales guy or their brocures...the actual vehicle is the bible...
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