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    07-03-2012, 02:51 PM
Towing with a lifted truck.

I have a 2012 Ram 3500 DRW and i'm thinking about lifting it. I was wondering if anyone tows their horse trailer with a lifted truck and does it affect anything?
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    07-03-2012, 03:05 PM
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I was asking about this a few months ago around my area. I was told it's not the best idea, because both the hitch and the truck bed (for goosenecks) are raised and will slant the trailer. BO told me that I could possibly do a 4" lift but anything more would be a bad idea.
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    07-03-2012, 03:11 PM
Green Broke
My friends moms BF at the time had a super lifted ford and they just got a dropped hitch? I believe its called that but theres was a bumper pull they had no trouble with tilting and the truck pulled it just fine... however with a gooseneck you may have some trouble. My trainers excursion is lifted as well and also has I believe a dropped hitch (if im calling it correctly hha) and pulls her bumper pull just fine. I would think if you aren't lifting it overly high you shouldn't have an issue but I'm no expert just see many lifted trucks around here with trailers haha.
    07-03-2012, 04:28 PM
I have a lifted F250 and haul a 2 horse BP. Just buy a dropped hitch and you'll be fine. With a dropped hitch you'll be at the same level as a regular truck. I can upload pics of my rig if needed once I get home in several hours.
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    07-03-2012, 04:31 PM
If you are pulling a gooseneck, don't get crazy or you will run into a problem with trailer angle while pulling (get too tall, and you won't be able to hitch at all)
You got a little more wiggle room if you bumper pull, however I *think* you have to downrate your towing cap if you use a large drop-down hitch.
This is just a personal piece of advice: be sure to use a quality lift kit built specific to your truck. I've seen more then one truck's lift kit fail while towing, and it was not a pretty sight.
    07-04-2012, 02:51 PM
Thanks y'all. I went with a leveling kit instead. Going to test the angle of towing later today.
    07-04-2012, 03:26 PM
I think she will tow pretty good like this. :)
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    07-04-2012, 04:01 PM
It looks nice!

That is one thing about Dodges....the front ends sit down on the newer ones.
    07-04-2012, 06:04 PM
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    07-04-2012, 10:34 PM
Originally Posted by COWCHICK77    
It looks nice!

That is one thing about Dodges....the front ends sit down on the newer ones.
Yea. But it is leveled the front end matches the rear end in height.

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