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Old 02-10-2014, 05:00 PM   #1
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Interesting article about towing:

Detroit Three to adopt unified tow rating system in 2015 | Fox News

Some of the guys at work ask me what my Ram's towing capacity is. I tell 'em "More that I'll ever need."

Guess this new system will unify the ratings.

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Old 02-10-2014, 06:19 PM   #2
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Very Interesting. I know mine can easily pull a 14K trailer in Florida. (no big hills)
with no problem at all. Stopping is another story. But it can tow it. As long as the trailer has brakes. I have pulled one from Bartow to Arcadia. Gas mileage stiiiinnnkkkks though.
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Well, you're only overloaded by 7,000# or so. Just don't be surprised when your insurance company says "Adios" when you take out a car-load of tourists.
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Don't worry, there was no one else joy riding around back then. I was towing FEMA trailers down to a FEMA camp. Days after the area was wiped out from a hurricain. The roads were empty except for the debries everywhere.
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Had no problem except gas millage sucked 5mpg and was a lot of two lane back roads and hills
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Had no problem except gas millage sucked 5mpg and was a lot of two lane back roads and hills
5mpg?...???...!!! 5, as in the number after 4 and before six? That 5? Yikes!!!

Did you remember to turn on your "Tow Haul"? J/K'g

Obviously, I shall never complain again about the 7.8mpg when I am driving out of Phoenix (1200') to Flagstaff (6900') towing a full load of furniture or appliances in what I dubbed "The Silver Pig".


RockyMtnXpress with "The Silver Pig" in tow at the summit of Wolf Creek Pass (CO) Nov. 28, 2013 (10850')
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Not my hemi, but this was my last 03..... yeah that was heavy
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Not my hemi, but this was my last 03..... yeah that was heavy
Dang, that thing must have had a lot of tough weight. To make the dual-lie squat like that.

That's about the length of the big one I pulled. it sat a lot higher though. It was a park model trailer.
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