Originally Posted by Bob Vaughn
I am always amazed at the term "tow" well just about any thing will move something. But to tow some thing safely and have the power to go over hills that is another story. Interstates have their grades regulated but other highways not so much. So you could be on a state route and find yourself facing a 10-15% grade you will wish you had more power. Some times it is a total surprise .......
Then consider the idea that "tows well" is not meant to be solely the pull, but includes all aspects of towing to include the stopping ability and the power as that is what I meant. As you stated, anything can pull as proved by the tundra moving the space shuttle for a short distance ......
And that surprise on roads applies to any set up.......
I have been on some pretty steep county roads with this set up and have plenty of power, after all it is the 5.7 liter engine.... and as for stopping, it does fine. Again as with any towing set up, understanding how much distance you need to keep between you and the vehicle in front and drive for the road conditions is critical.
I really like the Durango as a tow vehicle, but as with any tow vehicle, be it truck or SUV, the safe tow is one within the limits of the vehicle.
And with the OP going over on tongue weight limits I still vote no for this TV and that rig.....
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