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Old 02-05-2016, 12:51 PM   #1
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Looking at A new TV, these are the specs, anyone see a issue?

My wife and I are looking at a 2013 Dodge Ram 1500 Express, Quad cab. Has the 5.7L hemi in it, 24,000 miles. 3.55 Rear, can tow 8500. Our TT is a 2015 Wildwood 28DBUD.

29'10" Length

Dry Weight is 5900 lbs, tongue weight is 805 lbs. We have Reese load bars that are rated for 1250 lbs.

Our 2004 Avalanche with 3.73 a 5.3L gears and a max tow rating of 7200 lbs. This engine only had 295HP New

The 2013 Hemi has about 100 more hp and around 400 lbs of torque. Does anyone see any issues with that dodge pulling our TT?

Most trips are under 30 miles one way.
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Old 02-05-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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Sounds good and more stable. Better than using the Avalanche. Later RJD
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:05 PM   #3
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you need to look at your Payload. Rams are notorious for having low payload.

You won't max your ability to pull before you run out of payload
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:10 PM   #4
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The max payload is 1700 LBS. I never really have much to put in the bed, but just want to be more confident on the road.....The avalanche makes my booty hole pucker at times, but it was also the "oh yeah, your Avalanche will have NO problem pulling this new camper that weighs 1000 more lbs dry than your trade in."
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Old 02-05-2016, 01:21 PM   #5
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What does the sticker on the drivers door say?

IMHO, i doubt that you will find much difference between the pucker factor of these two trucks. Do you have passenger tires or 10ply on the Avalanche? what kind of tires does the truck have? that may make a big difference
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Avalanche is shorter wheel base compared to the Ram. Pickup will definitely give you better handling. Later RJD
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Old 02-05-2016, 06:58 PM   #7
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Here is a website that will give you a estimate of what your truck can handle. Just enter the payload off you yellow sticker on your truck and take guess at the other weights.

Towing Calculator based on Truck's Payload/CCC - Towing Planner
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:41 PM   #8
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The main thing is having the umph...the hemi has about 100 more HP and ft lbs of torque than the Avalanche.
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Old 02-05-2016, 09:49 PM   #9
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don't forget, people are payload too. You might be closer than you think to limit
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I think you will be fairly close on specs but ok. I pull a 23ikss hybrid with a 2013 Ram 5.7 hemi. Hybrid is 700 lbs dry lessthan yours with about 100 lbs less tongue weight. Pulls great. You should be fine.
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