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Old 12-15-2019, 04:32 PM   #1
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Towing a 2019 Dodge Ram

Hi all, I have a 2006 Fleetwood Discovery 39V with a CAT C7 3330hp. Currently I tow a 2012 Honda CR-V. Considering purchasing a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500. Anybody with a similar RV towing a Ram 1500? I have the CR-V and an older small truck and looking to consolidate to one vehicle.
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I imagine the Ram will weigh around 5500#. What is the maximum combined weight your Discovery can handle? The Cat C7 is a great engine but you may be running into maxing out what it was intended to haul. Check all the numbers, weigh your coach as it would be for travel and then you will have your answer.
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I think you will find if it is 2wd it cannot be towed four down.
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Old 12-18-2019, 09:09 PM   #4
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I imagine the Ram will weigh around 5500#. What is the maximum combined weight your Discovery can handle? The Cat C7 is a great engine but you may be running into maxing out what it was intended to haul. Check all the numbers, weigh your coach as it would be for travel and then you will have your answer.
Makes sense. Was just seeing if anyone had done it. Will check the numbers when warm weather returns.
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We have a 2019 Dodge Ram 1500 Big Horn 4x4 and plan to tow it also. Can anyone recommend a good place to buy the tow brackets. Everywhere I have looked so far is crazy expensive. Thanks for your help.
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Thumbs up towing 2019 Ram Laramie 4 down

I have a 2005 Winnebago 38J with a workhorse chassis and gas engine, and I tow my 2019 Ram Laramie with 4 down. I was worried that it might be too heavy, but it tows rather nicely. As someone said previously, if it's only a 2WD Ram, you are out of luck. The 4WD version is towable with 4 down. I bought my entire towing setup from etrailer.com - super nice folks and was there when I needed technical support. Highly recommend them. I later found one of the items I bought from them cheaper on Amazon, and they gave me a refund of the difference to make it right.
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I have no idea what your MH is rated to tow but a 2WD 2019 Dodge Ram can be towed 4 wheels down by adding a driveshaft disconnect. If a 4WD vehicle isn't needed it makes sense to get the disconnect since the vehicle will be lighter and the cost of the driveshaft disconnect is considerably less than paying the additional cost for a 4WD vehicle.

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Thanks for the replies! Will weigh my coach when the weather warms up and make a decision at that time.
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