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Old 06-18-2008, 10:08 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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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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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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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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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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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.
Also remember if you have a weight distribution hitch you can tow more weight.
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Sylvester Also remember if you have a weight distribution hitch you can tow more weight.[/QUOTE]
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