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Old 06-27-2015, 11:47 PM   #1
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Dinghy tow 1999 Dodge Ram 1500?

Thinking of towing my 1999 Dodge Ram pick-up. I know next to nothing about this. I have a Falcon 5250 tow bar. Is this a possible set-up?

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Old 06-28-2015, 12:52 AM   #2
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If it is a four wheel drive, unit, than just put it in neutral neutral and off you go.
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Old 06-28-2015, 01:00 PM   #3
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First thing to check is if you will be exceeding your RV's tow capacity. It looks like you have a "theoretical" 5,500lb towing capacity (GCWR-GVWR). The curb weight of your RAM will vary significantly, depending on engine, transmission, and body style.

Also the Falcon tow bar has a 5,000lb capacity, so it might need to be replaced, depending on the weight of the Dodge.

I am a bit conservative when it comes to towing, so I might not be the best person to talk to on this, but I like to put in a 20~25% margin of safety when I do things like this.

The best place to start is your owner's manual. Most have a section called "recreational towing" and will tell you what (if any) versions can be towed, and if any fuses, etc. must be pulled.
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Old 06-28-2015, 02:29 PM   #4
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Thanks for your replies. I have a 2WD Ram, so it looks like a moot point.
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