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Old 09-13-2011, 01:41 AM   #11
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The displacement of the two are very close. The V6 Chevy is 4.3 and the Dodge is 4.7. That is not a lot of difference. The differential ratio would be important to consider.

My personal opinion, both are marginal engines for towing.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:12 AM   #12
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Look on the door post (usually drivers door) and the tow rating for that vehicle as it left the factory should be posted there... no magazine article matters as much as that sticker.
The tow rating info is not on the sticker on my door. It is only in the owners manual. Perhaps half tons are different in that respect? There is a table listing all combinations, including cab size, engine size, rear end, and 4x2 or 4x4. In my case it is 8100 lbs.
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I have an 06 Durango with the 4.7 and 3.55 rear ratio. It does not like my Jayco 26bh. GVWR of the 26BH is 7500lbs. With Weight distribution bars and sway control it handled the load fine. The problem was there just wasn't enough torque/power to keep a steady interstate speed. If it is not too late get the big V8 you will be happier.
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Looking at the Dodge web site, it looks like the std rear end ratio is 3.55
They seldom change that parameter from model year to model year.
I would think your owners manual would detail out the tow weight rating for your model. My owners manual does this.
Thank you for the help. when I go pick up the truck, I will look on the door, and look in the owners manual.
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I have an 06 Durango with the 4.7 and 3.55 rear ratio. It does not like my Jayco 26bh. GVWR of the 26BH is 7500lbs. With Weight distribution bars and sway control it handled the load fine. The problem was there just wasn't enough torque/power to keep a steady interstate speed. If it is not too late get the big V8 you will be happier.
Pocketbook won't allow for a big V8. Got the little V8. I think I will be fine. I am over reactin, I am sure.
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I have a 2005 Ram Quad Cab 1500 with the 4.7 in it. I can't find any information on the door or in the book. I can say that I have towed a great deal of trailers with this truck. From hauling my 18' fish and ski to hauling a 97 Pontiac Grand Prix on my flat bed trailer from Texas to Kansas City with no problems. Granted I don't use it to pull my 28BH, I use my 99 Z71 with 5.3/4:10 to haul it. With the weight that I have towed with my Ram truck I think you will be fine on flat highway, you will probably suffer on steep inclines but that is to be expected with the 4.7. Happy camping!
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