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Hey,
Has anyone used there 1500 4X4 to tow a 5th wheel trailer or camper? If so how much weight were you towing? Is this safe to do with a 1500? I wanan tow a 5th wheel trailer that weighs about 8000 lbs- 10000 lbs depending on whats in it. i actually have a 2500 LD 4X4 and it has 1500 axles and springs so just thought Id ask about a 1500. My truck does a have atranny cooler and 3.55 gears. It has the 5.9L and is an automatic. Also what is one of the best 5th wheel plates to buy for a reasonable price?
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Wouldn't recommend it...you will cause premature failure of the tranny, and the springs are not rated for that much weight. The 1500 is just not designed to haul that much weight.
 

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Hey I have the 3/4 ton tranny. I only have the 2.5 springs. What is the difference in the 2.5 springs and 3.0 springs? I know mine are skinner and are not suppost to hold as much weight. What if I add a adda leaf or helper springs will this help? Also which is better add a leaf or helper springs? I am alos going to be adding two inch coil spacers.
 

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i am just curious as to why ur 3/4 ton truck has half ton axles? i am totally lost. i wouldn;t recomend towing anything over about 6500-7000 with a half ton and that is pushing it now i tow about 14,000 with my 3500 but it also has a cummins and 5 speed
 

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On 2002-04-23 22:45, sportram wrote:
i am just curious as to why ur 3/4 ton truck has half ton axles? i am totally lost. i wouldn;t recomend towing anything over about 6500-7000 with a half ton and that is pushing it now i tow about 14,000 with my 3500 but it also has a cummins and 5 speed

the regular 2500 comes with a dana 44 front, and the hd has the dana 60. the rear axle im not sure if its the 9 1/4 or dana 60.
 

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i pulled a small 2 horse trailer w/one horse w/ my 1500 4x4. could defintely tell it was back there. I will sell my homemade plate for $50+ shipping.
 
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