Originally Posted by Jelbcorp
snip.......The salesman says no problem, I called dodge and they say no problem....what are your thoughts???
My thoughts...., that the salesman and Dodge representative are unknowingly setting you up for a considerable disappointment.
Did your Dodge contact inform you that the 6,000lb tow capacity of your 4.7L Durango is based on the base model Durango's curb weight
including only a 150lb driver? As member "Lee" stated....; passengers, cargo, Durango options, etc...., that the total of these weights gets subtracted from the 6,000lbs.
Based on the Jayco published weight specifications of the 26BH (UVW 4,725lb, GVWR 7,500lb), IMO your TV's tow capacity (and/or GCWR) will be max'd out before you load a single item in the 26BH........, basically towing an empty travel trailer. Please keep in mind, the UVW of 4,725lb is the published weight (not the ship weight) and doesn't include battery, LP, dealer options, and WDH weight. Also, a WDH can't compensate for a TV or TT being over it's weight limits.
As stated, the 29ft length of the 26BH in concert with the short wheel base of the Durango is less than ideal even under the best towing conditions, and IMO the 4.7L engine (normally linked a high gear ratio for economy) will be under-powered for the task.
This is just my personal opinion, but I would look into a lighter TT (or HTT), or larger TV that would provide you with a safer and more comfortable towing experience.
As you make your future TV/TT purchase decisions, always work with potential "loaded weights", don't use UVW or dry weights.