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post #1 of 29 Old 07-03-2012, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 29 Old 07-03-2012, 02:05 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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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.

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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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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.

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post #6 of 29 Old 07-04-2012, 01:51 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks y'all. I went with a leveling kit instead. Going to test the angle of towing later today.
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post #7 of 29 Old 07-04-2012, 02:26 PM Thread Starter
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I think she will tow pretty good like this. :)
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It looks nice!

That is one thing about Dodges....the front ends sit down on the newer ones.

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NICE!!
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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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