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Old 07-20-2015, 07:17 PM   #29
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I have to agree with Pcschwenke. There is no comparison between the 5.3l 315hp 6 speed trans. Silverado, and the 5.7l 395hp Hemi with 8 speed trans. Having just towed my 6200lb toy hauler, the Hemi has far more power as well as handling the load going down the road.
I have the 3.92 gears and 32 gallon tank, tow rating is 10k+ which I think it could handle, my Silverado tow rating was 9600lb which I would not have wanted to try. Very Happy!

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Old 07-26-2015, 07:52 AM   #30
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We tug our Jayfeather (55-5700lbs loaded and 26') happily with a '13 Ram 1500 Laramie. The 8 speed and 3.92 combo is spectacular as half tons go. The 5.7 is a beast- just let it off the chain and let it eat.
The Laramie is a step down from the Long Horn, so our payload is a shade better than a Long Horn- but not by much. You will surpass your payload long before your axle ratings. I am over payload by around 500lbs when loaded heavy, but still under axles- so some spring, shock, and tire modifications were in order. For the whole 2000kms a year we tow, that's acceptable for me.

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