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Old 07-09-2016, 12:14 PM   #11
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I'm hoping we did not scare the OP off. Not trying to be the weight police just try to show you that there are more numbers to look at than just the towing weight.
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Old 07-09-2016, 08:10 PM   #12
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Oops. Misread. But, it does look like the trailer can exceed the truck tow rating. It must be a power issue because the tow rating for a 3.92 geared truck with the hemi gas engine is over 10,000 pounds.
The tow ratings for the diesel are lower than the hemi on the exact same suspension because the intercooler on the diesel is in front of the radiator. Heat from the intercooler adds to the engine heat so on the worst case the ECM will reduce engine power to prevent overheating. In practice, if the trailer is under 7,000 pounds this is almost never a problem. You may have to slow down a little on big hills, but you'll be rewarded with 13-15 mpg while towing. YMMV
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Old 07-10-2016, 08:50 AM   #13
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I just want to thank everyone who responded to my post on towing, it was a great help.I have spoken to the truck fleet guy from Chrysler Canada and he assures me that i can pull the trailer but yes i will be over the payload rating. He stated that the only difference in the hemi is the additional horsepower. Hopefully we will get the trailer next week and be on the road somewhere in the Kawarthas in Ontario. Thanks Again Paul.:
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Old 07-10-2016, 05:02 PM   #14
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All I can say is make sure you understand how to setup the WDH properly after you are loaded and drive very carefully. That is a big heavy trailer and you will definitely know it is back there. Do you have the OEM brake controller?
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