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Old 02-17-2015, 10:21 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Dodge Dakota with the 4.8 liter V8 rated for 6900 lbs towing capacity. I am planning on towing an Avenger 26bh with a dry weight of 4800 lbs and 580 lbs tongue weight. I purchased a Pro Series Weight distribution system. Does anyone have experience pulling a travel trailer with a Dodge Dakota?
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Old 02-24-2015, 09:33 PM   #2
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I pull one with a Tundra 4.6, with an 8200 lb tow limit. My 26BH weighs over 5000 lbs (as stored) with a tongue weight of 600. I'm probably in the upper 5K range when loaded. While I don't have any problem towing it, i wouldn't want much heavier. I couldn't imagine towing it with a smaller truck like the Dakota though.
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I towed the 26BH for two years with a 4.7 Durango. I retired the Durango from towing at 180,000 miles. It still my daily driver now with 200,000+

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Hopefully my Dakota is only temporary since it is going on 8 years as my daily driver. All of our immediate trips will be short distances in Michigan, a relatively flat state.

Do you have any pros or cons of the 26bh? We've used a high wall popup for a few years and I expect this will be a nice upgrade for our family of four (kids are 3 and 5).
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Hopefully my Dakota is only temporary since it is going on 8 years as my daily driver. All of our immediate trips will be short distances in Michigan, a relatively flat state.

Do you have any pros or cons of the 26bh? We've used a high wall popup for a few years and I expect this will be a nice upgrade for our family of four (kids are 3 and 5).
I have had really good luck with mine. The prefect size for my famliy of 4. It a good size for fitting in campsites. We camp at a lot of private camprgrounds and the spaces are tight. Never had any issues backing in and on holidays the camp grounds are usually packed. Very easy to pull and can fit in most regular gas stations without issue getting in or out because of size.

Things I have had to fix and modify: The back rest on the kitchen table. Not put together very well. Had to disasemble and rebuild with longer and better screws. back rest would seperate from the wall as it wasn't strong enough to hold two teenage boys. Not because of weight, but boys being boys. Top bunk was to narrow and daughter fail off of it twice. Removed the cabinet and extended it to the wall.

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We are enjoying it and get out everytime we can. Thinking about camping this weekend but the forcast is showing rain this weekend.
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Fortunately the 2015 comes with the converted bunk bed. Thanks for your advice.
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Fortunately the 2015 comes with the converted bunk bed. Thanks for your advice.
Thats great that they made that upgrade. I could of saved myself a camping weekend if I had just waited two years.
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I pulled it home today and the Dakota pulled it well.
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Nice unit. I do like the new colors and the grab handle is a nice addtition.
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