Originally Posted by mbausman
Has anyone towed a Roo 233s with Dodge Dakota 4.7L V8 ?
2001 4x2, factory tow package, 3.55 gears. I live and camp in the mostly flat state of Illinois.
We tow our 2010 Prime Time Tracer 205M with a 2010 Dakota 4x4, 4.7 l, 3.55 rear end. Tow rating on the Dakota is 6100 lbs, 205 M weights 3000 dry.
By the time that the truck is ready to go we have put appr. 1100 lbs in and on it. (people, gas, camping paraphernalia etc.) This comes right off the tow rating, so now we have 5000 lbs left for the trailer.
By the time that the trailer is ready to roll it weights in at about 4100 lbs, so we have a 900 lbs safety margin which is less then I like but manageable.
Power wise the truck is fine, even in the mountains and handles good even without sway control. I'd rather not talk about the mileage (or lack thereof)
So, please do your own calculations and be safe.