Tow Capacity Ratings for Dodge

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Ride Everything

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Hi all- I just went on dodge.com/towing and for my new (sweet) ride, and with my configurations, they say I can tow 13,000 lbs.  Is this for both a ball-type trailer AND a fifth wheel type?  With the other makers, usually the fifth wheel ratings are much higher - usually a few thousand pounds?  Anyone idea as to why this is the case?

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Carl L

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they say I can tow 13,000 lbs.  Is this for both a ball-type trailer AND a fifth wheel type?

Evidently.  Dodge does not chose to diffferentiate.  However, since few if any TTs have a weight over 12,000 lbs, the point may be moot.
 

Ride Everything

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Carl L said:
Evidently.  Dodge does not chose to diffferentiate.  However, since few if any TTs have a weight over 12,000 lbs, the point may be moot.

True, but aren't Fifth Wheel trailers much heavier?  I was hopin' to upgrade to one of those bad boys down the long road.
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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Fifth wheel ratings are often higher because the weight is carried over the axle rather than behind the bumper. Generally a fifth wheel is limited only by the truck's GCWR and rear axle GAWR, while a tagalong (bumper pull) travel trailer depends on the hitch to carry the  weight. The advent of good weight distributing hitches for tagalongs makes the difference somewhat moot.
 

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