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Old 03-22-2018, 06:50 PM   #1
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Grey wolf 23 mk towing

Ram 1500 5.7 hemi quad cab 3.21 8 speed. Ran the numbers seems ok not great but ok . Will be just the wife and I ,no water and dont plan on any big mountain travel etc... any tnoughts just upgraded from 4000 lb trailer to the grey wolf .
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:18 PM   #2
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Ram 1500 5.7 hemi quad cab 3.21 8 speed. Ran the numbers seems ok not great but ok . Will be just the wife and I ,no water and dont plan on any big mountain travel etc... any tnoughts just upgraded from 4000 lb trailer to the grey wolf .


I have your same truck and I pull a FR Cherokee that is 6200lbs dry. all my numbers are within limits. I use an equalizer hitch and a few other upgrades and it does perfect. LT tires are a must in my opinion
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Old 03-22-2018, 08:29 PM   #3
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You must be really searching out the weight police crowd if you have a 5.7 hemi and are worried about towing a 5k trailer. your truck is probably rated at twice that.

I towed an 8k pound 5th wheel with no problems with my ram 1500 before upgrading.
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Old 03-24-2018, 06:33 AM   #4
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Payload is the killer on the half ton Ram's. Mine was only 1099 lbs, check the door sticker.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:18 AM   #5
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Interesting - I am in a similar truck and the payload limit of 1312 lbs is what is killing me. I'm a newbie but on my post they are telling me hitch weight is going to be 10-15% of the GVWR of the trailer. The 23MK has a GVWR of 7608 so I guess that would be 760 - 1141 lbs added to you payload. Plus whatever the weight of the WDH??
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:20 AM   #6
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You must be really searching out the weight police crowd if you have a 5.7 hemi and are worried about towing a 5k trailer. your truck is probably rated at twice that.

I towed an 8k pound 5th wheel with no problems with my ram 1500 before upgrading.
But then you see a lot of this sort of thing and I wonder if I am perhaps overthinking and over-interneting this whole thing? Real world experience and all that.
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Specs show dry hitch weight of 608 so you'll probably be around that 760-800 range. I think you'll be right at the edge but your truck should be fine.
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Old 03-24-2018, 08:54 AM   #8
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What does the yellow sticker on the drivers door jamb say the payload capacity is?
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He said 1312 lbs in an earlier post.
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He said 1312 lbs in an earlier post.
Only see one post by OP and no payload mentioned.
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Only see one post by OP and no payload mentioned.
Without a quote I had no idea who you were asking that question to. I assumed the most recent poster.
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But then you see a lot of this sort of thing and I wonder if I am perhaps overthinking and over-interneting this whole thing? Real world experience and all that.
Just because someone tows overweight and says all is good doesn't make it right. Anyone with a small calculator could punch in the numbers and see he's was overweight.
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I have a 2018 23MK and tow with a 2011 Ram 1500 4WD, 5.7Hemi Quad cab with Trailer tow equip, I do not go to mountains but have towed it in NC , SC with no problems
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Mine is a 2017 and the payload is 1542 lbs. Yellow sticker on pillar says combined weight of passengers and cargo should not exceed 1542 lbs ? I'm assuming this is payload . Picked up the trailer today and it towed good a little pull when being passed but lots of power and was around 2000 rpm on Hwy doing 60 mph.
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My TRUCK is only rated to pull 8000 lb trailer so I would not want to pull anything heavier . Safety is my main priority . And not being stressed when on vacation . I have seen several 5 th wheels being pulled by 1/2 tonnes and it isn't pretty
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