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Old 09-02-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Dodge Ram 2004 5.9 Turbo Diesel 4x4

Hello I hope someone can help me we are looking to buy a Sabre 34reqs and I was wondering if my existing truck will be ok to tow or will I need to upgrade my truck to. Thanx
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Old 09-02-2015, 04:07 PM   #2
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You'll be fine.

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Great thanx for replying
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Is that a 1500, 2500, 3500?

Maybe the 5.9 Turbo Diesel answers that question for some, but i'm not familiar with what engines only come in certain tonnages.

What's the payload on the truck?
What's 12% of the wet trailer weight you expect to tow?
What's the max trailer weight you intend to tow?
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It's Atleast a 3/4 ton


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Yes your truck should be fine. I have a 06 5.9 3500 mega cab and pull a sierra 365saq and it does great and the trailer your talking about weighs less than mine. It will be better if your truck is a 3500 for the pin weight but the main thing is to make sure you don't exceed your axle ratings and tire ratings other than that they are great trucks mine has 160k on it and I couldn't be happier with it.
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Yes your truck should be fine. I have a 06 5.9 3500 mega cab and pull a sierra 365saq and it does great and the trailer your talking about weighs less than mine. It will be better if your truck is a 3500 for the pin weight but the main thing is to make sure you don't exceed your axle ratings and tire ratings other than that they are great trucks mine has 160k on it and I couldn't be happier with it.
I would just change out the tires and wheels if you are close to the load limit on them. If they are 17" tires/wheels they are rated for 3195 lbs. each at max air pressure, as they were on my truck. I switched the tires and wheels out to LT285/70R/17-126R tires and new 17" wheels that will support the tire load of 3415 lbs. each at 70PSI.

The axle and suspension components are the same for the 1 ton diesel trucks as they are for the 3/4 ton diesel trucks along with the frame. From the years 2003.5 to 2012 on the Ram trucks.
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I would just change out the tires and wheels if you are close to the load limit on them. If they are 17" tires/wheels they are rated for 3195 lbs. each at max air pressure, as they were on my truck. I switched the tires and wheels out to LT285/70R/17-126R tires and new 17" wheels that will support the tire load of 3415 lbs. each at 70PSI.

The axle and suspension components are the same for the 1 ton diesel trucks as they are for the 3/4 ton diesel trucks along with the frame. From the years 2003.5 to 2012 on the Ram trucks.
The only difference is the 3500 has the extra leaf springs in the rear and 200 pounds more RAWR than the 2500.
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I have a 2003 3500 Cummins 5.9 and I tow a 42.5 foot Heritage Glen 5er.

When I got the 5er new, I could tow it on level ground fine, but it would slow down on even small hills. So I bought a Smarty Jr engine programmer. It instantly added 100 more HP, and even better fuel mileage.

Since then, I have had no trouble, even on hills.
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