Towing

  G'day   Just like your opinion. Looking at a Dodge Ram Laramie which has a 4.5 tonne towing rating. With a 5.7 ltr petrol motor. My boat is a 7 mtr leisure cat which is 4 tonne with half a tank of fuel.I know it will pull it but will it be to heavy on the car.The tow rating is correct with the 1500 Laramie. Currently towing with an f 250 and that sags in the arse a bit with only leave springs. The dodge has coil springs.your views 


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Rear Axle Load

Wed, 2020-02-19 18:32

 Check the rear axle load, I've heard that while the Ram has a 4.5t tow capacity, it's axle load isn't that flash. Not 100% sure, just comments I have heard.

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 In my opinion the petrol

Wed, 2020-02-19 18:33

 In my opinion the petrol motor will cost you a packet. Better upgrading the springs in the f250. Assuming it's diesel . I know what I would be doing

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 Thanks Browndog. Having a

Wed, 2020-02-19 18:35

 Thanks Browndog. Having a test drive tommorow.

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 Yeah I'm hearing you.But

Wed, 2020-02-19 18:40

 Yeah I'm hearing you.But it's time to upgrade.The Effie is still good. 2002 model with 260k on it. But time to change.Time for a new car.

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 It's a 7.3 turbo diesel 4x4

Wed, 2020-02-19 18:49

 It's a 7.3 turbo diesel 4x4 should be on gum tree tonight.Depending on the beer intake.

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 Check GVM & GCM on the

Wed, 2020-02-19 19:40

 Check GVM & GCM on the Dodge. Ive heard the 1500s suffer the same GVM/GCM issues as the 200 series. Really need to go to 2500 truck towing that weight 

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Read

Wed, 2020-02-19 21:44

 

This makes for an interesting read

https://www.caravancampingsales.com.au/editorial/details/payload-limits-ram-1500-towing-capacity-114371/

Most utes that claim 3.5t towing suffer from the same issue as well

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 That's it mate, very hard to

Wed, 2020-02-19 22:02

 That's it mate, very hard to stay legal towing max weight with a vehicle setup for touring. 

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 Jesus you need to be an

Wed, 2020-02-19 22:12

 Jesus you need to be an airline pilot to just calculate drive off weight.

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 It's not that hard to work

Wed, 2020-02-19 22:32

 It's not that hard to work out. It's more of trying to to it cheaper.ive had older f 250 and there not reliable to travel long distance can't trust them.I can garentee my car will tow ya boat to Darwin but it's 18 yrs old.Its in perfect condition but ya don't know.

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 Sorry think the beers have

Wed, 2020-02-19 22:38

 Sorry think the beers have cut in. In Chevy Silverado or dodge rams.to tow a 7mtr boat . 4 tonne that's alll the info I'm after.