3 years ago I bought a new travel trailer. GRVW of 10,160 (8,812 dry). At the time I had a Ram 1500 with a towing capacity of 10,500. Obviously, any weight in the truck made that a dicy situation. At 100k on the motor, it started misfiring (right around the time I got the camper - coincidence? Who knows).
In any event, I wound up trading that vehicle in and got a Ram 2500. Towing capacity north of 15,000 so no issue. The problem there is, the truck is an absolute beast. Crew cab, 8’ box… horrible daily driver (it’s impossible to park… it’s a commercial vehicle, NY is riddle with parkways I can’t drive on, not to mention gas, etc). In any event, I was talking to a buddy the other day who said they raised the towing capacity on the Ram 1500’s to north of 12,500.
So I went and looked at one yesterday and sure enough, it has a towing capacity of 11,290 - 11,460. So the question is this (if anyone knows or knows someone who does) - Is 11,460 still way to close to be pulling a trailer with a GRVW of 10,160? Even if allowed 1,000 lbs in the truck and max out the weight in the camper, I’m still on the positive side.
Do you think it’s a bad idea to try and pull that much weight with a 1500 / tow capacity of 11,460? Thanks in advance!