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I have a 2004 sltwith a 4,7 v8 engine. im in the process of

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Hello Pearl, I have a 2004 slt*****with a 4,7 v8 engine. im in the process of purchasing a 4800 lb travel trailer but im having problems find ing the specs and hear different things. Do you know if my truck will hall this trailer?? thanks
JA: Besides this, what condition is the car in?
Customer: its in good shape , well taken care of with 136,000 miles
JA: What is the model of your '04 Dodge?
Customer: f 150 slt dodge
JA: Are you fixing your B150 yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: im not fixing it,sorry .. im just wondering if that engine will tow a 4800 lb travel trailer
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
any luck with the question?? thanks
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it also has the 3.55 rear axle gear

Hello, my name is ***** ***** I will assist you today. That truck with a 4.7 can tow up to 4950 lbs, so at 4800 lbs, you are close to maxing it out. Now consider the water tank in the trailer being full, and that will surely max it out. The engine and trans should be able to tow it okay, but you may want to consider a slightly lighter trailer if possible.

I hope this helps!


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
does it make a difference if its auto rather than manuel.. my truck has a auto trans
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
does it matter if my truck is auto or manuel transmission

WellHowever a manual can tow a little bit more (like 5,000 lbs).


That 4950 rating is based on an auto trans.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
chris, I was looking at the specs on nada and it said it could hall truck and trailer with a comblined weight of 11,500 . the curb weight says it was 5000lbs on the truck alone..
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
with the trailer that would combine around 9500 lbs

That was with a 4.7 equipped truck?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
it has the tow haul package if that helps any

Well that specification is from the Chrysler towing guide from my dealership. If you have the towing package, then you have the upgraded cooling system, wiring, alternator etc. You should be fine.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.
how can you tell if i have the cooling system?

Send me the truck's Vin number. I can pull up it's option list.


Customer: replied 4 months ago.

Okay, be back in a bit.

Customer: replied 4 months ago.

Okay, found it. It does say that you have the tow package with the bigger (136 amp) alternator and auxillary transmission cooler, but I did not see any "heavy duty cooling system" so to speak. However the fact that it says aux trans cooler and tow package, that means the cooling system is capable for the added heat load of towing.


VIN:1D7HA18N04J192435In Service Date:February 25, 2004Year/Model:2004 DODGE RAM 1500 QUAD CAB PICKUP

Odometer:102,658 milesCurrency:USDWCC Code:749

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Warnings Coverages Vehicle Options Owner CAIR Required Maintenance Service Contract Offers

All | Standard | Optional | Dealer Installed

Vehicle Option - All

Standard Equipment


BAZS136 Amp AlternatorBCES600 Amp Maintenance Free BatteryBRRS4 Wheel Disc Rr Anti-Lock Brakes

CGDSFront Height Adjust Shoulder BeltsCG1SNext Gen Multistage Front Air Bags**CKESFloor Covering Carpet

CLASFront Floor MatsCSPSPassenger Assist HandleCUESRear Underseat Compartment Storage

CUSSOverhead Console w/Trip ComputerDGESAll 5-Speed Automatic TransmissionsDMDS3.55 Rear Axle Ratio

DRBSCorporate 9.25 LD Rear AxleGACSTinted Glass WindowsGJDSRear Fixed Window

GNASRear View Day/Night MirrorGNMSPassenger Side Sun Visor w/MirrorGTSSPower Heated Mirrors, Fold-Away

GXMSRemote Keyless EntryHAASAir ConditioningHGBSDash Liner Insulation

HGFSFloor Tunnel InsulationI97SRoute 97 - CSX, Dixiana, SCJAYSInstrument Cluster w/Tach

JCBS120 MPH Primary SpeedometerJHASVar Intermittent Windshield WipersJJASCigar Lighter

JJBSDual Note Electric HornsJJJS12V Auxiliary Power OutletJPBSPower Locks

JPDSPower Windows, Driver One-TouchLBCSGlove Box LampLMASHalogen Headlamps

LPESCargo LampMBFSBright Rear BumperMCMSBody Color Upper Fascia

MCTSBright Front BumperMDASFront License Plate BracketMFDSBright Grille

MTDSSLT BadgeMURSDodge BadgeMWDSRemovable Tailgate w/Caliper Latches

MXBSFront Air DamMXCSFront Air Close Out PanelNFWS26 Gallon Fuel Tank

NHMSSpeed ControlSBASPower Rack and Pinion SteeringSFBSFront Heavy Duty Shock Absorbers

SGBSRear Heavy Duty Shock AbsorbersSHASFront Stabilizer BarSUASTilt Steering Column

TBBSFull Size Spare TireTBMSTire Carrier WinchTSRSP245/70R17 BSW All Season Tires

WF1S17 Steel Spare WheelWF2S17X8.0 Steel Chrome Clad WheelsXBSSPickup Box

XFUSTrailer Tow w/4-Pin Connector WiringYAASBuild To U.S. Mkt. SpecificationsZ1CSGVW Rating - 6650#

1AASU.S. Dealer Retail166SZone 66-Orlando5I2STwo Wheel Drive (2WD)/(4X2)

5ZES6 FT. Cargo Box5ZKSQuad Cab5ZLS1500 Series

5ZWSDR-Vehicle Family594SVehicle Order Tracking6USSU.S. Specifications Label

641SSouth Carolina Ship to State Code941SSouth Carolina Sold to State Code

Optional Equipment


*V9Cloth 40/20/40 Bench Seat-L5TaupeALEQuad Cab Value Group

APDALower Two Tone PaintA82PMutually Exclusive PackageCBEP40/20/40 Split Bench Seat

CFMPRear Folding SeatDGQ5-Spd Automatic 545RFE TransmissionDHAPLock-Up Torque Converter

EAGCAll Gas EngineEVA4.7L V8 MPI EngineGVBCAll Vehicles W/Power Mirrors

NAS50 State EmissionsNBEPU.S. Emissions w/OBD 1NBKPEVAP Control System

NHBPAuxiliary Transmission Oil CoolerNZDPNext Generation Engine ControllerPB7APatriot Blue Pearl Coat

QS2ABright Silver Metallic Clear CoatRAACAll Radio Equipped VehiclesRAZPAM/FM Cassette Compact Disc Radio

RCKP7 Infinity SpeakersRDDPFixed Long Mast AntennaRDZPSteering Wheel Mounted Audio Ctrls

SCVPLeather Wrapped Steering WheelTZHPMichelin Brand TiresWLYCAll Steel Wheels

WMJPCenter HubYG7A2 Additional Gallons of GasZASPSpring - Left Rear

ZKEPSpring - Left FrontZNSPSpring - Right RearZYDPSpring - Right Front

2TGACustomer Preferred Package 2TG24GCustomer Preferred Package 24G3STASuper Console Credit

3VTACustomer Preferred Discount5A6PWaterbase Paint5N9Guaranteed Schedules

5TVBusinessLink Inventory6CDPaint Order Code

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Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok, with that being said is the towing capacity 6650? i didnt notice anything being said about the cooling system unless i missed it somewhere? thanks
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I appreciate your time
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
i meant 6350
You are very welcome! Glad I was able to help you out. Now please don't forget to take a minute to rate my service today.
Thank you!Chris
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I was wondering if that changed my total weight capacity on hauling a travel trailer. ive noticed a few sites and with my set up i noticed the tow weight is a little over 6000 pds. just curious if you found anything different.. thanks and that should be it for the questions
I can check again, but I am actually at the store now, but will be back home in about 30 minutes and will check that then.
Customer: replied 4 months ago.
ok thanks so much,, sorry to bug ya but i want to be sure before i haul anything . im just hearing different thingsthanks again

Okay, I am back and found another guide that states a 2004*****4.7 short bed can tow 6350, and a long bed can tow 6150, so I think you will be good with that trailer.

I hope that helps!


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