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Old 10-17-2016, 06:34 PM   #61
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Originally Posted by jking46 View Post
Tow rating is only part of the equation. What is your payload rating, found on the door of the tv? That is the maximum weight that can be carried inside the Durango. That includes passengers, cargo and the tongue weight of the camper. If that total is less than the payload rating, you're good.
I wish I knew. I've only seen the car online and all it says is the max towing capacity is 7200 lbs.

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Old 10-17-2016, 06:54 PM   #62
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Originally Posted by Camperroo View Post
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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Old 10-17-2016, 07:05 PM   #63
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Can you go to a local dealer and find a Durango with approximately the same options as the one online? The door sticker may not be exact but it should be close.

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