I took a look at the Ram towing guide and it should be able to tow around 10,650lbs maximum. Not sure if the air suspension would affect it but here's the guide in case you want to look at it: Ram Trucks - Towing Capacity Chart
Then he's dumb. the air suspension is also supposed to act as a leveller...Thanks for the reply! Yeah I know the regular 1500 can and that's what I am basing it on but the salesman said the Rebel was limited due to the air suspension and it would only tow 7800 on the tongue.
The salesmen was quoting you the V6 tow rating, not the V8 with 3.92 gears.Thanks for the reply! Yeah I know the regular 1500 can and that's what I am basing it on but the salesman said the Rebel was limited due to the air suspension and it would only tow 7800 on the tongue.
Better check your payload capacity on the door jamb. I was shocked to find the payload was only 976lbs on my Rebel, not the aprox. 1500 lbs quoted in reviews. No way you should tow a 8K trailer with mine - hitch weight alone probably near 800lbs, so when you sit in the driver's seat the rig is technically overloaded. WD hitch will help somewhat, but you really can't put much in the truck at all. The rear seats and box will have to be nearly empty.Also you said before 7800 tongue weight. That's not right. That would be 5th wheel level stuff. Tongue weight should be about 10 to 15% of your trailer weight so 1000 lbs for a 10k trailer. Or 800 for your 8k.
Yeah, I think that is probably what caused it! Still, I was surprised that the air suspension didn't give me any error messages or any issues. Specially that half were loaded in line with the axle and the second half of the stones was loaded behind the axle.Did you air up the back tires a little more? Should have had at least 50 psi in them at that load. If not, it probably explains some of the ride.
As others previously mentioned, as long as you have the v8 with the right gearing, you will be plenty fine. The v6, not so much as you will need more truck. I've hauled a 10k car trailer loaded for around 400 miles (mostly highway) and it felt great. Granted it had a WD hitch and of course it had trailer brakes on both axles.Hello All --
I was wondering if someone could assist me in finding out how much you can actually tow with the Rebel and with air suspension. I currently have a 2014 Ram 1500 and can pull my 8800 lb RV with no problems but I am interested in getting the Rebel. I talked with a salesperson today and he said this would NOT be the truck for me. I guess my question is:
Would I be able to tow the 8800 lb RV with the Rebel 4x4 and air suspension easily and without causing damage to the truck?
Thanks for any assistance!