Originally Posted by BriaLynne
Dodge states max 5ver GVWR of 13K+ with the 3.73 and 16k with the 4:10. I am thinking that I will like the better fuel economy of the 3:73 and should be ok towing this trailer.
DIMENSIONS, CAPACITY AND WEIGHT
2009 Ram 3500 4x4 Mega Cab DRW Laramie
Engine 6.7L L6 turbodiesel OHV 24-valve
Towing Capacity (kg) 5 080 (= 11,250 pounds)
Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (kg) 4 763 (= 10,500 pounds)
2009 Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Mega Cab DRW Laramie | Specifications
Technical Specifications - Dodge Ram 3500 4x4 Mega Cab DRW 2009
If the GVWR of the trailer is 11,800 and the tow rating of the Dodge is 11,250, then that's not a bad match. Just don't load the Carriage to the gills and you should have no problem with exceeding the GCWR of the tow vehicle.
But the Carriage is a heavy, luxury class 5er, so count on a hitch weight of at least 20% of GVWR. 20% of 11,800 = 2360 pounds. 10,500 GVWR minus hitch weight of 2360 pounds leaves you 8140 for the max weight of the wet and loaded tow vehicle without exceeding the GVWR of the Dodge. That's possible, but tough. Don't haul anything in the cab or bed that's not required. (move tools and jacks to the trailer's basement storage area.) Weigh the rig at the first CAT scale you see to be sure you're not overloaded over the GVWR of the Dodge.
I have seen discussions in here about manual sliders vs automatic sliders. I would welcome all opinions about the pros and cons of each, ...
I would not want to tow a 5er with a short-bed pickup unless I could afford a PullRite SuperGlide automatic slider to do it with.
PullRite has a SAFER, STRONGER, BETTER designed hitch for you
...and also the suitability of this TW to tow the Domani.
If the Canadian specs I found are correct, then you'll be right up against the max capability of that Ram towing that trailer. If you are comfortable watching your weights and stopping at a CAT scale regularly, then it can probably be done without overloading the tow vehicle. But I would personally look for either a bit more capability in the tow vehicle, or a little lighter trailer.