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Old 03-13-2023, 02:17 PM   #1
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Blue Ox Tow question

Iím going to add a tow car, a 2021 Ram 1500 Longhorn Limited. I have been towing, and will still occasionally tow a jeep wrangler.

Question is, should I upgrade from blue ox 7500 on tow bar to the 10k? Iíll be towing th Ram plus a Golf cart in the bed I estimate Ram to be 5400, and golf cart 1000 LBís. So thatís getting close to 7500lbs, especially considering Iíll certainly throw a few more things in the truck - guessing Iíd be around 7k to 7200 range. Is it OK to be that close, or would you recommend spending the money to upgrade to the 10k?


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Old 03-13-2023, 03:51 PM   #3
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I did exactly that. Had the 7500 bar when we were towing an equinox. I went up to a Sierra 1500 Denali that was 5,600 curb weight. Added a golf cart in the bed with ramps and got it weighed - right at the 7,200 lb GVWR. Upgraded to the 10k Blue Ox and sold the other one to a friend.

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Would do the upgrade.
I went ahead and purchased the 10k when we got our Blue Ox to prepare for possible future towing opportunities (namely pulling our truck).
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I'm with the others. I can't think of a reason not to.
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One other thought. Along with the 10k bar you also get much heavier safety cables with bigger hooks.
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We don't have a cart in the back, but I upgraded to a 10k bar (Demco) when we started towing a 1500 Silverado 4x4 crew cab. I looked at 7500# but decided to go with more capacity to be sure.

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I have the Blue Ox Avail 10,000 lb tow bar and tow a Chevy Equinox with <3 500 lb curb weight. As an engineer, I advocate for a large safety margin.
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Old 03-14-2023, 08:03 AM   #9
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Thanks for the feedback all, confirms what I was thinking and I’m getting it ordered today!
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