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Old 02-18-2014, 05:01 PM   #1
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Hello From Chicagoland

Hi everyone!
Total newb here, we are considering moving from lightweight tent traveling [if it doesn't fit in the backpack it doesn't go] to a TT/HTT/Pop-up. I have read the posts over and over to get my head around the weight/size of any potential trailer. I'm not sure if I have it figured out [kinda dense with numbers] I would like someone who has the experience to review my findings. Thanks in advance! The heaviest trailer we are considering is the Rockwood 2306, I filled out the form at changingears.com, I read the results to say the 2306 GVW is +100 lbs over the max with 20% safety marginů?

Details:
TV GVWR - 6500
TV GCWR - 11600
Actual TV GVW - 5740 [Loaded with gear & family, weighed at CAT scale]
RGAWR - 3900
Actual RGAW - 3180 [from CAT Scale]
2306 dry + CCC = 4792 [since there is no GVWR listed]


AWD TV has manufacture tow package:
Listed Curb Weight - 4756
Listed Tow Max - 6200
Listed Tongue Weight Max- 620
Class IV receiver hitch
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
220-Amp Alternator
7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
Rear Load Leveling Suspension

Here is the filled out the form at Changing Gears


Details of 2306 TT
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:36 PM   #2
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what is your tow vehicle and what engine does it have and if it's rear wheel drive, what's its ratio?
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:46 PM   #3
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Ha! I knew I was going to leave something out. It is a '14 Dodge Durango - All Wheel Drive 3.6 L V6 [290 horsepower, 260 lb-ft of torque].
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:42 PM   #4
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Does the Durango have any kind of towing package? This would include the receiver hitch, auxiliary trans cooler, maybe an engine oil cooler? You at least need a good trans cooler, especially if you're going to be near the max weight.

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Old 02-18-2014, 07:02 PM   #5
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Tow packages will often change the rear differential gears in your Durango. This often allows you to carry more/tow more.
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Old 02-18-2014, 07:15 PM   #6
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Yes, it has the tow package from Dodge it includes

Class IV receiver hitch
Heavy Duty Engine Cooling
220-Amp Alternator
7 and 4 Pin Wiring Harness
Rear Load Leveling Suspension
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