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I'm towing over 8k lbs about 3 months from now...proly up to about 8100 lbs. After reading the manual, it said that you have to have 10-15% of your load on your hitch. It also says that you must have a WD hitch for anything over 350 lbs on your hitch. Since your gonna have 800 lbs on your hitch, you def NEED a WD hitch. I will be buying on in the near future as well and I will also be putting rear air bags on too. If your hitch is factory then you also have all the other coolers in front of your radiator that you NEED as well like I do. Also, make sure to get a good brake controller. Install is a snap since there is already a plug under the dash.
2004 QCSB 4x4 HEMI Off Road Edition: MagnaFlo duels, 305/70/17 NTG's , K&N Cold Air Intake, Sylvania HL's, 20%/5% tint, Recon smoked cab lights, ProComp ES9000's, rear air bags with on board air compressor, tranny temp gauge, OEM tow mirrors and chipped.
not on a 1500 a 2500 might do it .
So, I go to the Denver RV show and buy a 7K lbs trailer, Later, I decide to upgrade my TV and decide on the badest boy on the block, a 1500 Hemi - 5.7 - 3.92. Then, I start reading these forums and it's like I bought a Datsun pickup. Nothing but... you can't tow that much weight with a 1/2 ton, you need a 3/4 - one ton, buy air bags/tranny cooler/super chip/. WELL WHAT THE WHAT??? I towed the trailer and believe it or not, it did fine. 65 mph up and down the hills. Yes, your 1500 can tow 8,000 lbs. Just do it safely.
Yes, I was being sarcastic. Just tired of reading what a whimp my 1500 is. Like I said, my trailer is 7K lbs, dry and the truck does fine. Well within the legal/warranty/safety limits of the truck. And of course I also bought a WD hitch and Prodigy brake control which really help.