Hello Dodge Trucks newsgroup,
What are the towing limits for truck and trailor or where would I look
for the information? My father-inlaw's friend has lost his truck
manual. I am getting the request second hand but said I would look it
up on the Internet for them.
1993 Dodge Dakota
5.2L, v* (EFI) fuel injection
Auto, 4 speed C O.D. (2x4)
Rear axel ration = 3.55
Door plate of truck:
LBs Axel Plate
Front 2425 lbs 2800
Rear 2645 lbs 2904
Sandpiper Travel Trailer
24 foot, GVWR 2500 kg/5500 lbs
approx hitch weight dry = 530 lbs
approx total weight dry = 5500 lbs
I reviewed this newsgroup and could not find an FAQ. Web searching
has not been successful to date.
Any help greatly appreciated,
This will give you a rough idea:
If the truck was a 99 or newer, you could get the exact rating...
I have an 01 dakota with 4.7L, 2wd, auto & 3:55 rear gears... max tow according
to trailer life is 5,150 pounds..
Same truck with 4:10 gears would be 6,450
IMHO, it's not the weight that it will pull that I'd wonder about, but the
weight and length of trailer that it can SAFELY handle...
We were going to change the gears in ours but decided not to and bought a Ram..
"logic" behind this was talking to a lot of knowledgeable folks and deciding
that gearing wouldn't change the weight, suspension or length of the truck, and
our 28 foot travel trailer would be "the tail wagging the dog".. YMMV
(trailer is 4,800 dry, probably close to 6,000 loaded)
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