Posted 2010-06-21 10:54 AM (#5007 - in reply to #5004) Subject: RE: 1996 Ram 5.9 Cummins tow capacity?
Not sure of the numbers, but by what you posted you will be fine. These ol' trucks are work horses. They maybe slow but will out do most of the later models on the road.
The only thing I would do if you are going to tow often is upgrade your exhaust system so you exhaust gas temps stay down and upgrade your air filter. This will help not only for towing but everyday driving and fuel mileage as well.
Posted 2010-06-21 1:21 PM (#5008 - in reply to #5004) Subject: RE: 1996 Ram 5.9 Cummins tow capacity?
Hi -Thanks for the input.
I love the old truck---it's such a work horse and get's great mileage!
I was so disgusted when I saw a listed GCVWR of 14K--- that's pretty wimpy and barely covers my towing the horses in a 2h BP w/ DR!
And then you see newer 1/2 tons rated for more than that--or short beds---really frustrating to see vehicles that I personally would not expect to handle a heavy long trailer as well as the old tank of a '96, yet they get rated way higher.