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Old 09-23-2013, 06:48 AM   #1
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Hi-I'm new to RVing(haven't actually been on the road yet),I'm exploring vehicles that can be flat towed.I have a 34' diesel winnebago with a 330hp Cat and want to tow a vehicle that is also capable of towing a min. of 2500# itself. It seems that a Jeep is one solution but are there any other possibilities? I have a Ram 1500 4wd P.U. but it is a quad cab plus an 8' bed-is it possible to tow this long beast(sure would save some money!) Also, what type of tow bar/braking system should I be looking at.Thanks in advance

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Old 09-23-2013, 12:36 PM   #2
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Hello & welcome to IRV2:

Yes you can tow your Dodge 1500 4X4 if your owner’s manual indicates that it can be towed 4 down. But first you must find out what the towing capacity of you motorhome is and what the weight is for your Dodge fully loaded with fuel and anything you plan on keeping in it while towing.

I am currently setting up my 2008, Ram Diesel Mega Cab, 2500. The truck weighed in at 8500 lbs., with 100 gal of fuel and me in it. I am using a Roadmaster Tow Bar, Blackhawk 2 All-Terrain tow bar, 10,000 pounds of carrying capacity, and M&G Braking Systems on the truck for a breaking system. I usually tow a 2004 Yukon 4X4 and use the M&G Braking System which weighs 6500 lbs.

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Old 09-26-2013, 11:07 AM   #4
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Any of the GM "lamda" family SUVs can do that easily. That's the GMC Acadia, Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse or Saturn Outlook. Can tow 3500 lbs nicely, and 4-down towable in either FWD or AWD versions. And a very nice vehicle as well (we own an Acadia).
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Depending on how it's equipped, 4 wheel drive Jeep Grand Cherokee's are a good choice.
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Old 09-27-2013, 10:45 PM   #6
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Your 34' unit with the 330 in it will work flawlessly for towing your Ram 1500 4x4. We presently tow an '11 GMC 1500 Sierra 4x4 Extended Cab with our 36' Itasca Horizon and it too has the 330 C-7 CAT. We've towed it now for about, 3,000 miles now and we also load a 900 lb. Honda GL 1800 Goldwing in the back of the truck with what's called the Rampage lift which weighs about 300 lbs. itself. The truck itself weighs right at 5300 lbs. I use a Ready Brake with a Blue Ox Aladdin tow bar. The combo works great.

The coach runs right down the road at 60-62 at about 1700 rpms and is working effortlessly. And, the truck of course is capable of about 7,000 #of towing itself. So, I would imagine that your Ram is capable of about the same towing limits, plus or minus. It would not take much to get your Ram all set up for towing and, the good part is, you've already got it.

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