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Old 07-22-2016, 12:27 AM   #1
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Any Dodge owners out there?

I want to ask Dodge Hemi owners if this will pull in flat to hilly terrain a 6,000# Roo? I have a 183 now but may get something a bit heavier in the future.
Maybe 3 adults in the cab. Specifically worried about 3.55 ratio...

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2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD / HEMI 120,000 miles
QUAD CAB POWERED BY 5.7L HEMI ---4WD---
Axle ratio: 3.55

Any Dodge owners out there that can vouch for this vehicle?
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:38 AM   #2
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I just pulled a Grey Wolf 19rr toy hauler loaded about 5800 lbs. on a 1,600 mile trip with a 2004 dodge ram 1500 single cab 2 wheel drive and it did better than I thought it would. It has the 3.92 in it. It was just me and my wife and maybe 100 lbs. in the bed of the truck. I dont know if this helps but good luck.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:03 AM   #3
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Before I got the 2500 I have now I towed a Surveyor that weighed 5800 lbs with a Quad cab 1500 HEMI with 3.92 gears, BUT it had 20" tires so that put it about equal to the 3.55 gearing.

It did ok, but was kind soft. Then I got a real deal on the one I have now so I upped.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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I have a 2015 RAM Quad Cab ( not a Dodge) Laramie 4X4. It has 4 corner air suspension, 3:92 posi rear end, Hemi, 8 speed tranny. Once a year my RAM, not a Dodge, tows my 28RKX Wildcat MAXX (7,600lbs empty) round trip from Iowa to Seattle and back. This trip incorporate all types of terrain, desert, mountains, and everything in between. My Ram handles the Wildcat great, going up all the inclines and going down the other side. I know I'm on the edge for hauling capacity and went with the 1500 as it's my only vehicle and it's just what I wanted for a daily driver when not towing. We also use a Blue Ox Sway Pro WDH. Hope this helps at least a little.

PS- I towed this trailer once from Seattle to iowa with my 2011 Ram Quad Cab Hemi with 3:55 rear end. The Hemi did just fine even in the mountains with the 3:55, however, the coil rear suspension was 'taxed". Rear air bags would , IMHO, be needed to safely tow a 6000lb trailer with your truck.
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My TT comes in around 5k. My 2016 hemi 5.7 pulls it just fine. Differential is 3.2 or so.
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Old 07-22-2016, 08:52 AM   #6
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2005 Dodge Ram 1500 with 5.7 Hemi, Quad cab, 4WD, 3.55 gears.
Pulls our 2016 27RR at about 7,600# just fine. A little over weight per the paperwork but getting about 10 mpg when averaging 60-64 mph.

I don't think I would want to use this in the mountains but for the Midwest has been fine so far.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:17 PM   #7
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I want to ask Dodge Hemi owners if this will pull in flat to hilly terrain a 6,000# Roo? I have a 183 now but may get something a bit heavier in the future.
Maybe 3 adults in the cab. Specifically worried about 3.55 ratio...

Looking at getting this unit...

2007 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT 4WD / HEMI 120,000 miles
QUAD CAB POWERED BY 5.7L HEMI ---4WD---
Axle ratio: 3.55

Any Dodge owners out there that can vouch for this vehicle?
I have a 2014 Ram Laramie Crew Cab with the 5.7. I pull a 23 SS Roo. You can forget cruise control unless you are on completely flat land. I get 8-9, maybe 10 miles to the gallon if I am lucky. I have the 3.21 rear ratio.

As for hills, it chugs up the hills but sends RPMs up to 3000 and has to work to do so.

Hope this helps.
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We had a 2014 1500 Limited with the air ride and we used it to pull the Flagstaff 831BHDS later found out that it weights in at 8700#. Truck did Just fine, only upgraded the TV because we wanted a large toy hauler 5er, but have decided to wait. As always be safe and kind to one another.
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Old 07-22-2016, 01:57 PM   #9
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I pull a 34 ft windjammer with my 2015 RAM 1500. 392 ratio rated at 10,150 lbs. Trailer is about 8500 loaded and I have no problems pulling it. Howevwr, the gas mileage sucks! If I get 9 mpg, I'm doing good.
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Howevwr, the gas mileage sucks! If I get 9 mpg, I'm doing good.
I think that MPG is about average...
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