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Old 09-12-2010, 02:09 AM
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Who knows what the tow package consist of on our trucks?
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Old 09-12-2010, 02:15 AM
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I think:

taller gears.. tranny cooler.. 7pt wiring.. receiver..

edited: oh, and 'upgraded' battery.

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Old 09-12-2010, 11:53 AM
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Actually, the tow package and off road package get mixed in if you have both. Basically, tow package is just the hitch and 7 point. THen the off road package gives you:
Tranny cooler
136 amp alternator (from 116 amp)
750 Amp battery (from 600)
Auxiliary tranny cooler
"heavy duty" Engine cooling....does not specify.
4.10 gears (but you would get 3.55 or 3.96 gears if not off road)

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Old 09-12-2010, 11:55 AM
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Tow package also gives the aux tranny cooler. (I have the tow package, but, not the offroad package, and the aux cooler is hiding in there.)
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It must include the 136 amp alt. because my 98 is a base model, as in power nothing. But it has the tow pak and has the 136.
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heavy duty service group gives the 136alt plus other stuff. towing prep group gives the hitch plus other stuff. off road comes with heavy duty service group.

http://dodgeram.info/2001/models/1500.html
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I went with a 136 amp alternator a while back on my truck. I think mine was the smaller amp to begin with, but my truck came with the reciever hitch as well. What is the 7 point wiring? on the hitch?
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according to my 2001 Ram brochure, the trailer towing group contained the following:
Class4 hitch reliever
heavy-duty flasher (what is that)
and a 7-lead wiring harness

You can tell if your truck has the factory tow hitch if the wiring is facing IN towards the square part of the hitch and if it doesn't have Mopar on the bar.
It should have tongue weights for weight-carrying and weight-distributing hitches.
Now, if the PO was smart enough to have gotten the one with the follow on it too, you're in good shape:
Heavy-duty service group:
136-amp alternator
750-amp battery
auxilary automatic transmission cooler
transfer case skid plate (4x4 only[duh])
and heavy-duty engine cooling.

If you have all that, you're usually good to go to tow some heavy ****.
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Old 09-13-2010, 03:41 AM
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heavy-duty flasher (what is that)
That's the widget that makes the turn signals blink. The heavy duty version will handle more lamps.
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