Since I don't have all of the information, I am left to assume the
The mobile home of which you speak is not an RV, but a trailer home?
Likely weighing 15000+ lbs.
Your truck ... 318 cid? Rated to pull 6000 lbs. at best.
Not something I would attempt. *If* you succeed ... you may not have a
It might do it but you risk serious damage to the transmission and drive
train. If the Dodge is a 4x4 and you're on dirt/gravel selecting 4-lo
might help the engine stain. I'd worry more about the transmission,
u-joints and differential more though.
If you're talking fairly level ground, and you're careful, I don't see a
problem. Remember, the towing ratings for these vehicles are for highway
speeds, and have more to do with stopping the load than moving it. You're
talking about making very slow movements within a yard. Use the lowest gear
available to you, and take it nice and slow. Make sure the tires in both
the trailer and the truck are inflated to their maximum pressure. Move
anything you can inside the home as far to the rear as possible - this will
lighten the tongue weight. Since you're not going very far, the lighter the
tongue, the better (forget the 10-15% rule here).
If your truck is a 4x4, pull the vacuum lines off the front axle CAD and
plug them with golf tees, then engage the transfer case in low range. This
will give you 2WD low, which will let you make tight maneuvers and still get
the extra gear reduction.
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