Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares
We tow 2 horses in a steel stock BP trailer with a 1/2 ton RAM V-8 Hemi w/tow package all over the place with no trouble. I would certainly want the V-8 and the tow package on anything you consider.
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I have the same truck. Love it to bits (far better than the GMC pro grade hauling 2500 and the Fords I've owned) and depending on which type it is (SLT, Sport..etc) you can do some pretty good work with this truck.
Originally Posted by equiniphile
This is our situation exactly. The Hemi works great for us and we've never had problems. Depending on what type of truck you purchase, you probably won't need a 3/4, but it is nice to have a little extra power than you need.
I've also had the 3/4 Hemi and certainly prefered it to the 1/2.
However, the 1/2 Hemi will get the job done for the hills and roads you describe.
My trailer is much heavier than yours when it's empty and I still have no problems stuffing it with two more tons of whatever I need (hay usually) and it will get the job done!