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Mikc

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Good day all, new guy here and hoping for a little real world towing experience for my 2016 Ram Limited with a Hemi. It does have the tow tackage. From what I see it can handle around 10k. My question is I am looking at a travel trailer GVWR max at 7k. Does anyone tow a trailer in this range. If so how well does it maintain speed on the highway. Can it maintain 65 mph on most normal interstates with noraml hills? I think GPM will probaly be around 7-8?
I am approaching retirement and the wife and I want to short haul travel in our region. My appreciation for any input.
 

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GrumpyOleMan

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Look at the drivers door. That will have the actual towing capacities for your truck, as delivered from the factory. I've seen upper end trucks with a payload of 900 pounds.

If new to towing, learn a few phrases. Start here - https://rvlife.com/guide-to-towing-a-travel-trailer/
/\/\/\ This. With your truck being a Limited, it is on the heavy end of the spectrum before you put anything in the cab, bed or on the receiver. My '19 Limited has a payload of 1280 (per the sticker referenced above). A little diligence (research) will pay off big time in the long run if you know what your true weight limits are. That being said, I have a tow rating of just over 8k since my truck has the 3.21 rear end and I tow a travel trailer just over 7k with no problems. A good Weight Distribution Hitch is a must at that weight. I have seen MPG between 8 and 13 towing but to be honest, the 13 was with a stiff tail wind, I usually see 8 to 10 putting along at 65.
 

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most important number to know, not guess, is the tongue weight of trailer with batteries and full propane tanks as that will cut into your payload (gvwr) big time.
 

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Instead of guessing, look it up.
 
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At a ~12% tongue weight your trailer's tongue will be 840#. That is the capacity you are using. The rest of your capacity is for passengers and gear.
 

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My 2021 Hemi Sport Classic, 4th gen like yours, lists 5135KG on the build sheet for towing capacity. About 11K lbs. 3.92 rear axle, air bags on back and HD coils, WD hitch a must. Squat measures 1" from unloaded height. 5.7 engine, 8 spd transmission. Tow from AZ to Eastern WA every summer and back. This trailer is 29 feet, 5850 dry weight, 7200 wet. Will do 65 all day except on the steeper hills, then I let it drift down to 50's. Stable like a bullet even in sidewind. Mileage is around 11 to 13 depending on headwinds, (on the dash calculator).
 
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