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Old 08-02-2016, 03:30 PM   #11
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No way. Buy a properly equipped Ram pickup to tow that trailer or get yourself a smaller unit.
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:14 PM   #12
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IMO it's easier to upgrade a TV than to upgrade a TT/Toy Hauler because you didn't get the one you wanted in the first place... New RVs depreciate faster & take longer to sell, especially off season... Therefore I recommend getting the toy hauler you want, within reason, and then upgrade your TV when you have time.

If you can sell/buy FSBO on CL, etc. you may be able to break-even. In 2013 I found a 2 year-old 2011 Ram 2500 CC w/5.7 Hemi for $14K. With the same 5.7 Hemi as the Durango it tows my 8,000 lb. TT (15,000 GCVW) throughout the Smoky Mountains with ease.

The engine is not the problem... The BIG difference is that the 2500 has a payload of 3,000. Our 6,500 (empty) TT has an empty tongue of 650. However, ready-to-camp the tongue weighs 1100+. Add our family of 5 (700) and we're at 1800 payload before adding a single item to the PU bed. In our case we have added a fiberglass cap, bikes, kayaks, firewood, etc. so our payload is around 2,500 now...
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:22 PM   #13
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:26 PM   #14
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I would not do it. And definitely do not listen to the sales person as he will say no problem. Also got to take into account how much weight you add to the vehicle with your self and other equipment. Later RJD
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Old 08-02-2016, 04:31 PM   #15
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I had a 1999 Durango 4x4 with tow package 5.9 v8 bought a 2013 Rockwood 2608ws ultra lite 7000lbs loaded. Pulled trailer fine including mountain roads long story short when in Tahoe mountains blew engine tv had only88,000 miles on it.my truck had a bigger tow capacity than the newer models. Bottom line you will need a bigger tv.I bought a new2013 ram 4x4 mega cab with 5.7 hemi couldn't be happier it pulls 7000lbs up over mountain passes 65+
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:05 PM   #16
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Nice SUV but not designed to do what you want it to do.
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Old 08-02-2016, 07:08 PM   #17
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I would not do it. And definitely do not listen to the sales person as he will say no problem. Also got to take into account how much weight you add to the vehicle with your self and other equipment. Later RJD
x2. This goes for vehicle and trailer salesman.
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Old 08-02-2016, 11:42 PM   #18
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I would not do it either. I have a 2015 DD R/T and my door sticker says 7100lb GVWR, and I pull a TT with a GVWR of 5023lbs which is a good combo for me.
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Old 08-03-2016, 11:48 AM   #19
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Old 08-03-2016, 04:39 PM   #20
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I think you will be fine. The kicker is what is the tounge weight with the bike inside. The trailer is set up with extra tounge weight as when loaded with certain toys it will actually reduce the tounge weight. So if you are 6500 total weight with the bike in, you might be able to place it front to back to give about 650 pounds of tounge weight. Don't go putting 6 passengers and gear in the Durango though. The Durango actually is designed with a good payload rating because you might be hauling 7X250 pound people in the thing.
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