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Old February 25th, 2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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Default 04 Dodge Durango

Anyone tow with one? I'm looking at a 04 Limited with a 5.7 Hemi, auto, full time 4wd, tow package. It would mostly be my dd with 4-5 long tows a years. If I tow more it would be short 150 mile round trips.

The current model will tow 7200 lbs with the 3.55 and 8700 lbs with 3.73's. Just wondering it an 04 would be the same? Should 7200 be enogh for a XJ on a trailer?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 07:47 PM   #2
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Should tow just fine, It's not a small SUV, similar in size to a Expedition or Tahoe.
Depending on trailer, your XJ/trailer should be somewhere around 6000-6500lbs.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:07 PM   #3
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Kind of figured on that roady. Oddly enough they tow more than a 1500 ram. I just wanted to double check before I go look at it.
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Oddly enough they tow more than a 1500 ram.
Really? I thought the 5.7L 1500 towed like 9500lbs?
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:14 PM   #5
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Really? I thought the 5.7L 1500 towed like 9500lbs?
yup to 8900 but I think that is only on the meag cabs since they have a 2500 drivetrain.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:16 PM   #6
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:20 PM   #7
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I have an 04 but it does not have the hemi. I've towed my 21ft searay cruiser on a triaxle trailer. I would rather use my duelly but I would say it was ok. My trailer was a little long for the wheel base for my comfort. The MPG sucks on my duango as a DD you may want to check that out.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:23 PM   #8
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no the dodge ram with a 4.7 tows 7900 and the 5.7 9500 and the the meag cab 10.000 i tow a 8000 camper with my 05 Durango and some times i tow a 2 car tralier that holeds to xjs to the mounts and badlands so that would be a good tow rig
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Old February 25th, 2008, 08:52 PM   #9
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Thanks guys for the input I only drive 2 miles round trip to work. When I move it's going to less than 10 miles. Milage isn't an issuse.
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think the longer wheelbase of the ram would be more friendly for towing a trailer.
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