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Old 06-18-2008, 06:08 PM   #1
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I am desperately trying to find the factory tow rating for an 06 Megacab hemi with factory tow group and 3:73 gears. Have found a new camper that we really want, but GVWR on the camper is 8000 lb. Trailer Life publishes a yearly tow rating magazine, but is lists the Hemi w/ 3:73 at only 6750 lb.I really believe this is a misprint but I can't find the dodge published tow ratings for the 2006. HELP!!!!!!

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Old 06-19-2008, 02:12 AM   #2
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Do a Google search for "max towing capacity, 2006 Dodge Ram Mega cab".
I quickly looked around and found a wide range of numbers... but the lowest was 7,400 lbs.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for your time and effort Mr. Hemi!
Both of my sons and families are home for a few days, so we fired up three computers at once.
Finally found tow rating page for anyone that is interested
Go to www.dodge.com/towing, and a great form will appear. You can plug in any Mopar product from several years back up to present, and it will reveal tow ratings with different gearing combinations.
My 2006 MEGACAB WITH 3:73 is rated to tow 7800 lbs. and same combination with 4:10 is rated at 8800 lbs.
This is an official Dodge website so numbers are correct.
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Corrected Link: http://www-5.dodge.com/towing5/D/home.html

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Good info guys - thanks. I'll make this a "sticky"
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Old 07-01-2008, 07:08 AM   #6
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Too bad they won't let you input your own gear selection...
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It's kinda cornfusing for me. When I plug in my truck info ('03 4X4 QC 3.92) it shows 3 different tow values. WTF???
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Old 07-01-2008, 09:34 PM   #8
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i dont know whats up with that either.. i checked it out...
your truck (compared to other years) is rated for 8550lbs with the 3.92 gears. The 1500s only differ 100lbs in towing capacity between the years 03 and 06, when equipped with the hemi, and 3.92s.
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Old 06-15-2009, 09:28 AM   #9
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It showed 8500 lbs for my truck.
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I just did this as I was very curious about it as there is a boat hopefully in our future. I am not towing long distance right now, more like every couple of weeks pull it out, wash and stuff and keep in a slip. Boat weight dry is 7500. Add 120 or so gallons of gas if I was to have a full tank and I'm at the limit I would guess not including trailer! But a 3 mile drive to wash/wax shouldnt kill it too much

My results came up with 3 diffferent values of 7550 -8600 lbs for 3.92's (which is what I have). And one value for 3.55's. Maybe the 4x4 versus 4x2?
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