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The most common answer is never tow over what your vehicle weight is, (GVW) Or ur over weight, truck unable to pull the weight and Brakes won't stop the vehicle. The 1500 is 1/2 ton....period. "half-ton" and "quarter-ton" are old designations that refer to payload capacity (how much you can haul in the bed of the truck) and not Towing capacity (how much you can safely tow). Your towing capacity should be listed in your owners manual and will be dependant on your suspension, transmisison, brakes and rear axle ratio. Towing capacity is always greater than payload capacity, I believe the weakest setups from Dodge in the 90s (318 with short rear axle gears) could still tow 5500 pounds. But check your ownders manual to be safe.

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Q: What is the towing capacity 1995 dodge ram 1500 4x4 short bed with the 318?
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