yeah... our ram is 3.55 and it pulls our travel trailer just fine...
We slow down for BIG grades... to maybe 40 - 45 mph at about 3,200 rpm...
I can't imagine what rpm we'd be turning with a 4:10 rear end!
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I had a 21 foot inboard once and it was HEAVY and it was "exciting"
on a steep boat ramp with a 1/2 ton truck with stock gears before I
regeared it let me tell you. It only takes one steep ramp on a hot day
tp cook a tranny sometimes because when it is stalling, it makea a lot
of heat. Sure I lot of peple get by with bandaid steup and that fine
if they want to but when I tow I want to be able to handle anything
the load can possible present. I took my boat on several 400 mile
round trips after I regeared down through the hilld of KY in summer
heat to with no surprizes or problems which is more than I can say for
some of the other boat towers I saw.
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I would use a tranny cooler. Personally, I think just about every auto
(car or truck) should have one if you live/drive where it routinly gets over
if you do any kind of towing at all, no matter where you live/drive.. Go to the
yard and get the stock parts for an easy install. That will be more than enough.
I wouldn't bother re-gearing, unless you really want to. If you don't have
you should consider that up grade. Boat ramps can get a little slick.
You don't say what engine you have. But as long as it's not a V6, it
have plenty of power.
I realize this is a Dodge group (I've got a Maxiwagon), but for many
years I pulled a 24 foot pontoon boat on a double axle trailer with a
'94 Astro van. Just added a good hitch and a wiring kit. It was about
a 50 mile round trip. You should be just fine with your setup.
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