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Old 01-14-2014, 01:09 PM   #11
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David,

Here is a quick hint. Edit your signature line to include the following information so everyone can keep track of where you are in the process.

Give your tow vehicle year, make and model with engine size or other details as appropriate to reference the towing capability.

For the camper, say you are looking at a FR A-Frame. Perhaps include models under consideration.

The link to edit your sig line is http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...=editsignature
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Old 01-14-2014, 01:40 PM   #12
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How's this? I may be slow but I'm getting the hang of it...I think.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:00 PM   #13
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Looks good. No more confusions.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:29 PM   #14
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if your Durango doesn't have the factory tow package, which would already include the pre-wiring for a brake controller and 7-pin wiring harness, then the Durango DOESN'T have the factory tow package, therefore doesn't have the 6200lbs. towing capacity.
plus the tow package also includes a trans cooler and a good towing rear end ratio, which yours may not have.

your Durango will have much less towing capacity unless you exactly duplicate the factory package.
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Old 01-14-2014, 02:37 PM   #15
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Word to the wise.....
The durango rear end "no tow package" is known to have axle bearing failures.
Been there done that.

Dodge durango tow package will include 7 way connector and trans cooler.



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Old 01-15-2014, 12:26 AM   #16
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Cord on a new Aframe is provided and detachable from the trailer. Our dealer told us for just the reason you mention, copper wiring can get you a few bucks these days. So now the cord detaches from the trailer at the trailer wall.
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Old 01-15-2014, 09:33 AM   #17
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Thanks again for all the info you folks are feeding me. I'm learning a lot and I appreciate all your input.

Thanks for the input on my Durango. Mine does not have the towing package, so that's the reason for adding the wiring harness and controller. I'll be sure and watch the trans temp and if I see it starting to run hot I'll add a trans cooler. My bass boat weighs not quite as much as the camper but pretty close and I pull it all over the place with no problems.

Thanks about the heads up on the rear end. I'll also watch for that. So far pulling my boat no problems. I know things can happen...I've seen one person have problems while another person with the exact same thing never have problems. That's just the way it is.

One thing I've tried to live by is "don't sweat stuff that may or may not happen." Now that I know I'll be careful and keep an eye on the rear end but if it goes out I'll just have to deal with it then.

Again thanks for being so considerate to a newbie.

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Your A-frame weight will be well under the capacity of the Durango, even without the towing package. The low front aspect, compared to full size campers, will minimize the air drag too, further easing highway towing.
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yes, agree that you should have no problem towing the A-frame, even without the tow package.
just wanted to point out that you posting the 6200lbs. towing capacity would not apply to your Durango, since that's requires the full factory tow package for towing that amount.
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