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Old 05-08-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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Towing a RAM 1500 Toad with Air Suspension

I am looking at purchasing a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 to become my toad. Is anyone out there towing a Dodge Ram 1500 with air suspension? If you are, is there any tricks to ensuring the air bags in the Dodge stay ride safe?
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I am looking at purchasing a 2014 Dodge Ram 1500 to become my toad. Is anyone out there towing a Dodge Ram 1500 with air suspension? If you are, is there any tricks to ensuring the air bags in the Dodge stay ride safe?
I tow the Ram with air suspension and haven't had to do anything with it while towing. Actually, it's quite simple put transfer case in neutral, shifter in park, ignition off, lock doors and don't worry about it until you get there.
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Towing a RAM 1500 Toad with Air Suspension

Hello Loisjop,

I thank you for your response, I appreciate hearing how well the Dodge in this configuration is working for you. Knowing this I will see what kind of deal I can strike with the dealer tomorrow.

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With what I now know my next question is what rear end gear do you have in your Dodge and what motor? The one I am looking at is a Hemi with a 392 tear end and I worry this is to tall a set of hears.
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The 392 are for Towing, they allow you to tow more weight.
What exactly do you plan on towing this behind? If its a gasser then you are most likely going to be over weight, depending on the truck configuration.
Personally I would opt for a EcoDiesel, the fuel mileage is great, not just on the highway but also around town.
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With what I now know my next question is what rear end gear do you have in your Dodge and what motor? The one I am looking at is a Hemi with a 392 tear end and I worry this is to tall a set of hears.
If like us you're using the Ram for a toad I would not get the 3:92 gears. I think mine has 3:22 and does well.
As far as the eco diesel it does get better mileage, but you won't come out ahead unless you keep the Ram for several years, due to higher initial cost, higher maintenance cost and most of the time higher fuel cost. The Hemi isn't known for great mileage, but it doesn't do bad.
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Hello Supergewl,

I intend on towing this behind my 04 Navigator with a Cummins ISM.

After receiving advice on this forum I passed on the Ram with the 3.92 rear end and have now found one with a 3.22. Test drove it today and found at 60 MPH the engine was just above idle showing excellent MPG on the dash. Now I just need to accept the color and I think next week I will have a new toad.

Thanks for the mention about my information signature, I looked at my registration information and the details are all there, is there another screen I should be completing?
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Hello Supergewl,

I intend on towing this behind my 04 Navigator with a Cummins ISM.

After receiving advice on this forum I passed on the Ram with the 3.92 rear end and have now found one with a 3.22. Test drove it today and found at 60 MPH the engine was just above idle showing excellent MPG on the dash. Now I just need to accept the color and I think next week I will have a new toad.

Thanks for the mention about my information signature, I looked at my registration information and the details are all there, is there another screen I should be completing?
It hasn't been mentioned, but I assume you know the Ram has to be four wheel drive to tow it. Just saying.
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I was aware of the 4WD requirement and have confirmed the neutral is there to allow for flat 4 towing.
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