Originally Posted by Camperroo
We're looking at possibly purchasing a Dodge Durango with a 5.7L HEMI® V8 Engine. The tow rating is 7200 lbs. Would this be a strong enough vehicle to tow a 231KSS or should we look for a truck with a larger towing capacity?
I tow with the 5.7L Durango, have no issue with the engine as it is the same engine that is in the RAM Hemi trucks but as stated - you will have a cargo capacity limit (but then so do some of the trucks depending on how they are optioned). The Durango also has a hitch weight limit of 740 lbs. BTW - I love my Durango!
We looked hard at the 23ikss, but I did not like being that close to the limits so went with the 23ws. I know there are a couple of people here on the forum towing the 23ikss with the D. The D's cargo capacity is around 1200 - 1300 lbs so depending on how many people you have - you may get over the cargo capacity pretty quickly. I have a loaded tongue weight of 620 lbs, so that leave does not leave alot of weight left over and the tongue weight of the 23ikss is more than the 23ws.
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