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Old 06-10-2007, 04:51 PM
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1990 dodge ram and fifth wheel

hi all

i probably got this in the wrong area but, would i be able to install a fifth wheel hitch on my 1990 dodge ram with a v6 3.9l motor and haul a 26ft trailer? or would this not be a good idea? the truck should pull it but was wondering about the safety factor , thanks again

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If the truck is a full size installing the hitch is not a problem..I am concerned about trying to tow with that small engine..Towing takes brute torque to do well..Most of us who tow those kind of rigs go for a bigger engine. I myself have found the 350 size motors marginal in the mountains..

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The truck is a short bed. what i want to do is tow it home from our seasonal campground which is about 30 kilometers away . or will this not be a an ok idea? if the truck had a 318 motor would that make it more towable safely?
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What really has to do with towing is the tow capacity of the truck..that truck is probably good for about 5000 max lbs of weight..that trailer may weigh somewhere in the 7000 to 10,000 lbs category depending on how it is loaded..You can probably get by if the trailer is completely empty on a one time deal..but by the time you get home with it you will have learned the wisdom of having a heavier truck with a greater tow capacity..

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another quick question. I was thinking of putting a gooseneck adaptor on the trailer and installing a gooseneck ball. or should i get the 5th wheel?
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Actually I like the gooseneck better than the 5th wheel myself..I think it is a better way to go..

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