towing

  1. J

    Receiver Hitch concerns

    I have a 2021 RAM 1500 I bought new. It has 19,000 miles on it. I tow a new Lance travel trailer that has a weight of around 6,000 lbs. when fully loaded. After I towed about three thousand miles this summer I noticed that the hitch pin hole are worn to an egg shaped on both sides. I have...
  2. Motivology

    Question about 1500 Ecodiesel Max Towing / Rear Gear Ratio

    I am looking to purchase a 2021/2022 1500 Limited 4x4 with EcoDiesel truck. It seems the max towing cap is right around 9480 lbs with 3.92 gears according to RAM's website (see below). If I were to upgrade my gears to 4.10, or even 4.56 gears from Stage 3 Motorsports - how much would that bump...
  3. Socalramfan

    Weight distribution vs air bags

    I’m curious as to what has worked for you personally. Weight distribution hitch or air bags. I know the difference between the two, but interested in what has worked in the real world. My situation: 26’ enclosed car trailer, 10,000 lbs max, empty 3200#, realistic typical weight 7500-8000#...
  4. H

    2013 Ram 1500 express

    I am new to the ram trucks and looking to purchase a 2013 ram express with a towing package on it. Anyone have any suggestions what I should look at that might be a problem. It has the 5.7 hemi and has a regular cab with 108,000 miles. Missing the spare tire and the wheels that are on it are 20...
  5. T

    Increasing tow capacity of 2018 3500

    I've posted before about searching for a 5th wheel and the truck to tow it with. After much research I thought I'd found the truck that would tow anything we found, a 2018 3500 mega cab with the Aisin transmission and 3.74 rear, as we were looking at RV's in the 16-17k lb range. Recently...
  6. aRBee4863

    Lowered towing success story and insights

    Hey all, Seems like a lot of questions about how to pull this off, so I just want to chime in with what worked for me and some thoughts about lowering in general. Setup: 2005 RAM 1500 RWD Rumble Bee Edition Engine: 5.7 Hemi Transmission: 545RFE Differential: 9.25" AAM 3.92 Wheels & Tires...
  7. T

    Class 5 or 4: Which tow RECEIVER comes STANDARD on the 2500HD Laramie gas 6.4/HEMI ?

    From online reviews, it looked like a CLASS 5 was std on the truck. But I saw comments online that Class 4 is now std. Can anyone clarify that for us? Thanks very much!
  8. kraizter

    Brake Controller - 4 Way and OEM Controller Socket

    So I have an 06 1500, it has a 4 way in back and a empty mounting spot in bumper for 7 way. I have found the blue OEM brake controller socket for quick plug brake controllers. However, I am confused since there is no 7 way in back, is the trailer brake power wire already run to the back of the...
  9. P

    Towing + MPG (1500 Classic Tradesman 2x4)

    I have a ‘21 1500 Classic Tradesman 2x4. It’s done me great. I’ve had it about 6 months and 17000 miles. I drive a TON, so MPG is very important. (More important than monthly payments to a large extent.) I can get (driving conservatively) 24mpg on the highway w my 1500, but towing takes it down...
  10. JRob79

    Leveled and towing

    So I have a 2021 1500. I am wanting to get a quality leveling kit. I have been looking at The Carli Commuter (it should released soon). They claim to put in a lot of R&D. I would be open to other option or brands. One of my other questions is how leveling the truck will effect my towing...
  11. S

    Decsion help

    First time on this forum. Have owned rams since early 90’s. Last was 06 mega with the 5.9 cummins. Bought a 2020. Crew with the 6.7 off road. This is the roughest riding ram I have ever owned. Talked to dealer about changing shocks (came with bilstins) they really didn’t want to do that. It also...
  12. Pktatum95

    Maximizing mpg 6.4 hemi

    Hey there. Have a question guys. Wanting some of yalls opinions. I have a 2017 RAM 3500 6.4 hemi DRW Reg cab with 4.10 and 66rfe. 209k on the clock. Bought it brand new with 8 miles on it (I put 6 of those test driving it) Lifter failure at 93k. New long block courtesy of FCA. No issues...
  13. A

    Towing help

    Hey everyone I have a 2017 eco-diesel 4x4 tradesmen ram and I bought it so me and my wife can tow a travel trailer and I have no idea what all this weight GVWR stuff is what is a safe wait to tow for a travel trailer and for my truck. Also any towing tips out there with the numbers and weight...
  14. J

    2019 Warlock Crewcab Towing Rockwood ??

    Hi all new to forum, have some questions specific to what I'm potentially looking at purchasing for a trailer and whether or not the dreaded payload issue will be of concern. Tow vehicle is 2019 Warlock Crew cab 5.7, 3.92 rear. Max Payload sticker is 1227 LBS. Potential purchase of a 2022...
  15. GoBlueRAM

    Big Truck Big Decision

    What's going on? So I got my 2020 Power Wagon about a year ago, +/- a few days. Love the truck. It was my first HD truck. Previous trucks were, 2018 1500 Laramie EcoDiesel (awesome traveling mileage on a tank, up to 600 miles on a tank traveling highway with the family), prior to that, 2016...
  16. 2010_Laramie

    Ideal 2500 Laramie Gear Ratio for Towing

    Hey everyone, Though I'm new to this forum I've owned my truck for about a year now and I think it's time I get a new truck since I need one that has better towing capability. I have my eye on a 2500 Laramie that the seller is willing to trade for my 1500 Laramie (they are the same year and...
  17. J

    Upgrade rear springs

    I put the eibach offroad suspension leveling kit ( 2.5”) on the truck 2 yrs ago and i love it but now i find myself towing around 3k-5k at least twice a week. The rear springs are made for offroad not towing so need a bit of a stouter spring. Anyone put some “leveled” spring on for towing
  18. M

    Tow/Haul mode... AND... On Demand Shifting 545RFE?

    I have a 2004 Ram 2500 with the hemi 5.7. I recently towed a ~5000lb trailer about 1k miles. Two questions: 1. What does the Tow/Haul mode button actually do? I thought at first it was turning the OD off, but when on the flats it still seemed to be shifting into 5th gear. The only...
  19. X

    Slide in camper & towing trailer

    So originally I bought my 2017 Ram 1500 quad cab 4x4 for towing my 14’ utility trailer and rzr xp4 1000, which it does with ease. After this last time I went tent camping, I realized how much it can suck so I’ve been thinking of getting a slide in truck camper. This way I can tow my rzr once in...
  20. Recontango

    3500 level + towing

    Ok guys/gals, here is what I am trying to accomplish, any advice is much appreciated! I have a 2019 3500 mega Cummins. I regularly tow ~16K# 5th wheel. I installed ride rite air system on back axle to help level when towing, it works great. My front is stock. I changed tires/wheels and am now...
  21. J

    Towing Tech Group vs Tech Package

    I'm preparing to order a 2021 Ram 2500 Big Horn. Will be using the truck to tow a 5th wheel camper occasionally. Interested in the towing-related camera options and looking at adding either the 'Towing Technology Group', or the 'Technology Package'. The description on the web site looks like...
  22. R

    Vehicle upgrades for RWD

    I am looking for some advice. I currently have a 2013 Ram 2500 Tradesman 5.7 gasser with RWD. It has an open differential. This vehicle will only be used for towing my camper to WI state parks and we don’t plan on doing any boondocking in off road locations. Can I get your thoughts regarding...
  23. Johnny_N_TX

    2002 4.7 with 545RFE and 4.56:1.00 trutrac = AWESOME!!!

    Just wanted to share my experience thus far with owning and upgrading my Ram: I inherited a 2002 Ram from my Dad last year. It came with a 4.7, 45RFE (it was originally a 4 spd) and 3.55:1.00 gear with an open diff. The truck was a real pig. It was slow to get up to 65, got horrible fuel...
  24. R

    2018+ Ecodiesel Travel Trailer Towing, GDE question

    I've learned so much from this forum, just wanted to give back a little and ask a few more questions from owners with 2018-2019 ecodiesels. I bought a used 2018 Ecodiesel Tradesman with 3.55 gears with P265/70R17 from the factory, P27560R20 put on afterward by previous owner. It got the EGR...
  25. Ram7081

    For sale: Rear coils - Ram 1500 4x4 TufTruck "1210" coils adds 25% to payload

    (SOLD) $90 (retail is $247) These are the 1210 coils. They add 25% payload. Lifted rear 1/2". They have approx 8,000 on them. I bought with plans on towing, and never did. Not needed now. Link below gives decription from manufacture. I will ship fedex. Coils weight 24lbs. Buyer pays shipping...
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