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Old 09-28-2015, 06:10 PM  
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I have a 2014 Ram 1500 5.7 Quad Cab 4x4 with a 6'4" bed. It has the 3.21 rear with 8 speed transmission. I am planning on doing the bilstien shocks leveling kit. I would also like to eventually do a 4 inch or less body lift with bigger tires. Would there be any problems towing a 27' overall length camper? I will also be getting a brake controller, weight distribution hitch and possibly airbags. Is there anything else you guys recommend? Thanks in advance.

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4:56 Motive Gears especially if you're doing a lot of 'mountain climbing'...

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The bigger tires are gonna need that $2,000 gear swap. How much does the trailer weigh? Remember, NOTHING you do will change the towing capacity.
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Your 8 speed may be able to perform miracles BUT I don't see how you are going to do much with the 3:21 gears and tow without constant gear changing which would drive me nuts IMO...


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Trailer Towing Guides | Trailer Life Magazine[/url]These we our towing bibles when I was dealing at the RV shows.

You can get one for any year. But this is for your 05.

http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-conten...Guide-2005.pdf

Most of the guides show the difference for gear ratios. But 05 doesn't seem to be there.

But here is the link to all years. Try and look at an 06 or 04 you can get a general idea.

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The bigger tires are gonna need that $2,000 gear swap. How much does the trailer weigh? Remember, NOTHING you do will change the towing capacity.
The gear change will.
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Trailer Towing Guides | Trailer Life Magazine[/url]These we our towing bibles when I was dealing at the RV shows.

You can get one for any year. But this is for your 05.

http://www.trailerlife.com/wp-conten...Guide-2005.pdf

Most of the guides show the difference for gear ratios. But 05 doesn't seem to be there.

But here is the link to all years. Try and look at an 06 or 04 you can get a general idea.

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His is a 2014 8 Speed...
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His is a 2014 8 Speed...
Oh dang. I saw the 05 in his name and assumed

Either way the guide for his is in the second link.
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