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Ram 3.6L V6 with 3.55

hayesdt
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Explorer
Not interested in this as a tow vehicle for myself, as I'm very
content with my F-150 V8 and its capabilities and performance, but I'm curious about the newer Ram 1500s with their stock 3.6L V6 and with up to 3.55 gears.

Do any of you have experience towing a lighter weight trailer with this vehicle? Curious about whether the over-6000 lb. tow rating with the 3.55 gears is overly optimistic. Can it handle a 4500 dry trailer with perhaps 500-750 lbs. of cargo?
DTH
2014 Ford F-150 STX, 4X4, 5.0 engine, 3.73 gearing paired with 2018 Keystone Hideout 202LHSTravel Trailer
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ib516
Explorer II
Explorer II
2013 Ram 1500 3.6L V6/8 speed tow test
Prev: 2010 Cougar 322QBS (junk)
02 Dodge 2500 4x4 5.9L CTD 3.55
07 Dodge 3500 4x4 SRW Mega 5.9L CTD 3.73
14 Ram 2500 4x4 Crew 6.4L Hemi 4.10
06 Chevy 1500 4x4 E-Cab 3.73 5.3L
07 Dodge 1500 5.7L Hemi 3.55 / 2010 Jayco 17z
All above are sold, no longer own an RV

TurnThePage
Explorer
Explorer
The smaller engine will help the payload rating. These new 8 speeds in the Rams really are the cat's meow. I think if they claim it'll tow it, it'll tow it.
2015 Ram 1500
2022 Grand Design Imagine XLS 22RBE

APT
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Explorer
Today's V6 engines make good peak power. Many make more peak Hp than V8 trucks from 15 years ago, but torque is lower. When mated to today's 8/10-spd transmissions, they could perform very well by keeping the engine closer to peak torque. It's more the customer perceptions of running 3000-500rpm compared to 2000-4000rpm from 15 years ago, or with today's turbocharged engines.
A & A parents of DD 2005, DS1 2007, DS2 2009
2011 Suburban 2500 6.0L 3.73 pulling 2011 Heartland North Trail 28BRS
2017 Subaru Outback 3.6R
2x 2023 Chevrolet Bolt EUV (Gray and Black Twins)