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Old 12-31-2018, 07:49 AM   #1
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Anybody Flat Towing a 2019 Ram 1500?

We are considering a 2019 Ram 1500 to tow behind our Newmar. Wondering if anyone has any thoughts or experience with this setup.
What tips, tricks, or procedures do we need to know?
Not sure if the new 2019 Ram is any different than older models.
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I can't answer about a Dodge but back in 2003, I towed my 2 wheel drive F250 Ford Crew Cab with a diesel engine behind my 'then' Rexall Roseair with a 350 Cummins. I removed the driveshaft and had a REMCO driveline disconnect welded in place and it was a breeze pulling that truck. I was hauling probably 6,200 lbs and on very steep hills, I slowed but for the most part it pulled very well.
Like I said, not a Dodge but it was a large truck and with your 450 HP engine you should have no problems hauling your truck.. My friends are full timers and haul a 2018 F150 Crew Cab and love it.
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Old 12-31-2018, 11:02 AM   #3
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RAM 1500 RWD (rear wheel drive)

This vehicle will need a drive shaft coupling (disconnect) to be towed with all four wheels on the ground.




RAM 1500 AWD (all wheel drive)
  • Towable as is without speed or distance restrictions. See Owner's Manual for confirmation and procedures.
  • Follow prescribed towing procedures outlined in your Owner's Manual.
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We tow a 2018 Ram 1500 4X4 with automatic transmission. Four wheel drive is the best way to go. Basically you put the transfer case in neutral and leave the transmission in park. As easy to tow as a jeep. IMO
Miles do not accumulate while towing. Motorhome magazine has a guide for most vehicles. You can download for it free.
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Norm, the 4x4 is the one to get for flat-towing. Just put it in neutral, press a button, and about 10 seconds later you can put it in park, take out the key and start towing.
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Norm, the 4x4 is the one to get for flat-towing. Just put it in neutral, press a button, and about 10 seconds later you can put it in park, take out the key and start towing.
Thanks Mike and everyone.
This new truck has Push To Start (no key), don't know if I need to do anything special to unlock steering or some other unknown factor.
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Norm, parting with the Mini and trailer?
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This new truck has Push To Start (no key), don't know if I need to do anything special to unlock steering or some other unknown factor.

Norm...we tow a 2017 Grand Cherokee with the Push to Start feature, and the procedure is incredibly simple. Ram and Jeep are both Chrysler products, so they have the technology. If you can find an online owner's manual for the Ram, it should include the procedure. Happy New Year, best wishes with your new truck, and we'll see y'all in Michigan.
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I can actually answer a question! We flat tow my 2019 Ram 1500 Limited 4x4. We are in Canada and here if a vehicle being towed weighs more than 4400 lbs you have to have a braking system. We choose the “Ram Air”. Nothing to do with dodge. Very easy to hookup ( takes less than 5 min) and tows behind our DSDP very nicely. Hope this helps.
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Interesting thread with good advice. I too have a 2019 Ram Longhorn and was curious to the same question. Another question, I currently tow a Mini Cooper. Obviously a Ram is quite a bit heavier. I know a DP will have no trouble towing a Ram, but will fuel economy be different because of a much heavier TOAD?
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Interesting thread with good advice. I too have a 2019 Ram Longhorn and was curious to the same question. Another question, I currently tow a Mini Cooper. Obviously a Ram is quite a bit heavier. I know a DP will have no trouble towing a Ram, but will fuel economy be different because of a much heavier TOAD?
It'll be a little worse, for sure. A Ram 1500 is a bit more than twice the weight of a Mini Cooper (about 2700 vs. 5700 pounds). I'm getting about 7.2 MPG towing mine with about 400 pounds of stuff in the bed of the truck.
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Just bought a 2018 Ford f150 platinum 4X4 to flat tow. Curb weight is one of the reason I went with the Ford. Just a little under 5000 lbs. No problem flat towing. You might look at a Ford also.
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Forgot to say it's a supercrew cab.
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I bought a 2019 ram 1500 with the intention of towing it but haven't done it yet. Will be ordering air force one and blue ox base plate soon.
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