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My problem continues. After working on having a tow hitch included when first buying my SRT-10, the dealer is now giving me the run around. First they said no problem and ordered me a hitch and where going to put it on. Then they told me that the hitch they recieved was the wrong one for my truck.
They finally got the correct hitch from DrawTight (one week later) but are now telling me that if they install it they will not cover my warrenty on the drive train. Their telling me that because my truck is a 6 speed stick, that I will fry the transmission and clutch. I told then I was only going to tow a small trailer with a quad and they just won't go for it. To make things worse, there telling me that just because I have a due bill that they don't have to do it and don't have to refund me the cost of a hitch since it was thrown into the deal.
After talking to the service manager a half an hour ago and treatening to sue, they are now contacting Chrysler to see what to do about this mess.

Is anyone towing with a 6-speed SRT? How much weight are you towing? Any problems?
 

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Hi Jay, I bought a hitch at the dealer in Rancho Santa Margerita and it was from Dodge and fit perfectly. I asked when I puchased the SRT-10 from them that I have a two hundred pound trailer and a 625 pound Harley I tow to the shows and they said no problem. I have towed with it to two shows and you don't even know it's there. If you look on some of my past posts, you will see the installed unit. Larry
 

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Is no one concerned with the manufacturers recommendation against towing with the Reg Cab??? It is not the engine that can't handle the load...
 

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Here is the latest news, the dealer now told me the reason why the tow hitch will void the warrenty. This is the most BullSh*t I have ever heard.

They told me that towing will cause the engine to run too hot and I will warp the heads. C'mon. Those heads are going to run that hot towing a 450 pound quad and 250 pound trailer? I think I know how to read a temp gauge.

Well, after threatening to return the truck, the dealer now has agreed to give me an after market warrenty at that dealership and he going to try to get me the same from Chrysler so they will honor it at any other dealer I choose to use.

I won't know more until Monday. I will keep you all informed.
 

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Yeah, I would agree with TommyLee. Its not wether the SRT-10 Reg cab can tow! I would bet that DC will deny warranty claims for drive-train, suspension Etc. They state right in there literature that, "TOWING IS NOT RECOMMENDED". I will use my other trucks to tow. I certainly don't want to give DC the chance to deny any claim that may come up! :mad: We all are aware of the premature clutch problems. :D just my .02

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What a load of crap. Read this --> http://www.srt10forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=233

This is exactly what you need to know to tow with a regular cab. Trust me. (or should I say trust toohighpsi!)
A very well written and researched post. However I will stick by my original post and leave the towing to my other trucks! :D
 

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Milo55 said:
A very well written and researched post. However I will stick by my original post and leave the towing to my other trucks! :D
My personal opinion is that a SRT-10 Quad Cab should have been purchased if you wanted to tow, and have good performance from a truck.
 

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Milo55 said:
A very well written and researched post. However I will stick by my original post and leave the towing to my other trucks! :D
I was refering to what the dealer told him about the warped heads with my "load of crap" comment. Not anything anyone else posted.:)
 

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Jay5150 said:
Here is the latest news, the dealer now told me the reason why the tow hitch will void the warrenty. This is the most BullSh*t I have ever heard.

They told me that towing will cause the engine to run too hot and I will warp the heads. C'mon. Those heads are going to run that hot towing a 450 pound quad and 250 pound trailer? I think I know how to read a temp gauge.

Well, after threatening to return the truck, the dealer now has agreed to give me an after market warrenty at that dealership and he going to try to get me the same from Chrysler so they will honor it at any other dealer I choose to use.

I won't know more until Monday. I will keep you all informed.
I guess the quad cab gets those "cooler" running heads.
 

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9 seconds said:
I was refering to what the dealer told him about the warped heads with my "load of crap" comment. Not anything anyone else posted.:)
Sorry 9, I guess I misunderstood!! Its not the first time, lol ;)
 

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not recommended, doesn't mean DO NOT TOW,why is there a removable panel at the bottom center of bumper? i'd like to hear a dealer to explain that one! :cool:
 

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My manual explicitly states that damage due to hole shots and drag racing is covered!!! LOL :D
 

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I work at Huffiness Dodge in Louisville Texas and I have personally helped install a tow hitch on a 05 Ram SRT-10 6-speed. Our shop foreman has a 6-speed that he put a hitch on. It can be dune there is even a tow package that can be ordered for the Ram SRT-10. Also I think that there is something like 1500 to 2500 rating for the 6-speed and more for the QC autos. Don’t quote me on that one tho.
 
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