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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?

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Thanks for any assistance!
 

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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.


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Does that include if you get the tow package with the truck. The air suspension is not new and thier tow guide does not make distinction if it has air suspension or not.
 

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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.


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Then he's dumb. the air suspension is also supposed to act as a leveller...
 

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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.


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The salesmen was quoting you the V6 tow rating, not the V8 with 3.92 gears.
 

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Thanks for the reply; so what's the actual tow rating with air suspension v8 for the Rebel? Does anyone know?
 

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Maybe he was talking gvrw which is 6900 lbs. Tow raiting should be the same 10500 as the other hemi models, it's essentially a Laramie with different styling. Air suspention does not factor into it beyong the gvwr and tongue weight. It will actually tow more stabily with the air suspention.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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Just as a side note, last weekend I had to deliver some patio stones for about 40-50 miles. They were 24x24 patio stones that weigh about 85lbs each. I had 16 of them in the bed and I didn't even get an error message. I started by loading 12 to see and make sure it was going to be okay and even with 16 of them, didn't have any issues. Yes the ride was quite stiff and a little wably (probably from the large sidewalled tires) but I didn't have any issues. Even went into Aero on the highway and truck was leveled.
 

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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.
 

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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.
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.
 

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I've hauled about 500 lbs more in mine already (rock). It was over GVWR, but no one cares since it was on private property. It had no problems at all with it. I wouldn't do it all the time, or I'd get a 3/4 ton truck. But the 1500 (and the Rebel) are more capable than people think.
 

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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?

:confused:

Thanks for any assistance!
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.

Shoot, I regularly haul either 6000lb trailer or a 3500lb boat and trailer around and my truck never skips a beat.
 
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