Originally Posted by Road dog 57
I don't see 7160 listed in the towing guide anywhere for Ram trucks???
It's the third one from the top in "RAM" trucks on the right column. Footnotes a6 and d are for six speed auto and 3.21 axle ratio.
"1500 SB 2WD 5.7L V-8 7,160 (a6,d)"
As Cat320 says, 7160 is is most you can tow given the conditions under which Ram calculates the number. Most often it's something like driver and 1/2 tank of gas. Everything you put into the truck will reduce that weight--things like a passenger, receiver for trailer hitch, and anything you put into the cab or bed.
If it were me, I'd be looking for a trailer with a GVWR in the 6000 lbs range. There are 5th wheels you can tow, but you have to look at pin weight compared to the GVWR of your truck which is another calculation entirely.