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Old 10-12-2016, 12:50 AM   #1
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towinf 2014 durango r/t

I am considering a purchase of a 25bhs whitehawk. Can my vehicle safely to this travel trailer? Mt Two rating is 7400. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:38 AM   #2
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What's your Durango payload rating? Pulling power would probably be fine with your Durango R/T (it's a V-8, right?), but you need to find out your vehicle payload capacity. I would guess tongue weight on that 25 BHS would be around 1,000 lbs.? so deduct that right off your payload rating and see what you have left for passengers, etc. If your ok there, I would invest in a quality WDH, load rated E LT tires and make sure your brakes are in tip top shape. If you can meet all of the above, yeah, I would pull it.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:06 AM   #3
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My GVWR is 7100 lbs, Curb weight is 5133. so my pay load is around 1300 I assume. It has the factory tow package installed: oil cooler, transmission, Class 4 hitch. Jayco lists the hitch at 690.
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Old 10-12-2016, 07:55 AM   #4
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Jma,

Welcome!!!

Know that a tt is never towed "empty", so do not go by the "brochure" dry weights. And the average tt weighs ~1000lbs more than the dry weight once loaded up and ready for a trip. The other thing to keep in mind the the "brochure" dry tongue/hitch weight does not include the weight of the propane tanks or a battery on the tongue (from what I understand). That can add ~120lbs for 2-20lb tanks and a battery, or ~160lbs for 2-30lb tanks and a battery.

Oldnnew made some great points, but there is one other limiting factor that was missed for your tv. Check the receiver hitch rating of the Durango. Should be listed on a sticker on it, or possibly in your owners manual. From what I remember the max tw for it is about 700lbs (from memory!). If that is the case, then you will be over the hitch rating with just the propane tanks and a battery on the tongue, before even loading the trailer with anything else for a trip!!!

Good luck!!!
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Old 10-12-2016, 08:27 AM   #5
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Double-check your SUV's ratings. Especially the ones on the sticker in the driver's door jamb.


I just went through a similar thing with a new-to-me '02 Ford Explorer.


The bottom line turned out that my Explorer (even with the factory tow package) was NOT EVEN CLOSE to capable of safely pulling my 19RD.


So, please check on the genuine capabilities of Your Truck.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:12 AM   #6
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Tow info

This is my tow info from manual
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:16 AM   #7
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Max trailer younger is 740 gcwr 13100 max trailer is 7400 rear axle 3900
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:17 AM   #8
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You still need to look for the receiver hitch rating on the hitch itself, and there should be a yellow sticker in the drivers door jamb/ on the door that states: "All occupants and cargo not to exceed: XXXXlbs".

The receiver hitch is what will be your major limiting factor with the Durango from what I recall.
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Old 10-12-2016, 10:24 AM   #9
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Just found the '14 owners manual, it states for a rwd the max tw is 740lbs, and for the awd is 720lbs.
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I'm towing with a 2012 Durango r/t and it's doing just fine. My Launch 24RLS is right about 6000 loaded and the towing on the r/t is 7200 so there is a nice cushion there. But run through a CAT scale and make sure of how your weight is distributed between trailer and car. We towed from Chicago out to Mount Rushmore last July and the car purred like a kitten the whole trip. And my DW loves driving it everyday.
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