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post #1 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Soo I am looking at finally getting my truck I know what I want and I know what I can afford haha. I would looove a 2001 dodge cummins that's my dream truck however they are pricey trucks and I can't afford one at this time ( hopefully near future haha) soo I've found a few 2500 gas dodges in my price range but mainly 1500s yes I'm stuck on a dodge although if I find something else I'd consider it haha.

My question is would a bigger v8 say 5.7 pull a 2 horse trailer safely? I plan on getting trailer brakes and anything else it might need to pull safer. 1 thing at a time I won't have my horse or trailer for a while so just preparing

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post #2 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 02:43 PM
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Yes, our Ram 1500 with 5.7 Hemi and the tow package will pull a 2 horse with no problem.
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post #3 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 02:46 PM
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Yes, go with a V8.

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post #4 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely getting a v8 haha my mom has a 4.7 but I think that I pushing it way too much :/

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post #5 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 04:26 PM
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Most full size trucks equipped with a tow package should be able to pull a standard two-horse bumper pull in normal conditions. I haul mine with a 4.6L V8 Tundra double cab. I feel it when I tow up to the state park for trail riding (it's on the top of a mountain, so a pretty steep drive), but barely notice it's there when I haul the hour to lessons twice monthly (mostly highway).

If you live in a very mountainous area or might be traveling on less-than-ideal roads, want to tow a gooseneck, or other special situations, then a bigger truck is probably warranted.

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post #6 of 6 Old 04-15-2014, 04:47 PM Thread Starter
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I'm going from flat california to flat arizona so mountains aren't a huge problem there are some here and there depending where we haul ( I go with my trainer now a lot) but they aren't super steep generally.

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