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Old 04-26-2015, 11:39 AM   #1
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Newbie - Can I tow this trailer

Newbie camper here, can anyone let me know?

Just inquiring on if I can tow this camping trailer with my vehicle.

2008 Starcraft Hi Wall Pop Up Camper Model 3608

Dry Weight (lbs/kg) 2865
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs) 636 / 288.5
GVWR (lbs/kgs) 3750
Hitch Weight (lbs/kgs) 325 / 147.4

Have a 2013 AWD Journey Crew rated at 2500-3500 pounds

If so can anyone recommend a hitch and wire harness for brakes and lights rated to pull the trailer above.


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Old 04-26-2015, 11:46 AM   #2
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Your dry weight exceeds the highest capacity for towing.

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Old 04-26-2015, 12:09 PM   #3
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I dont have a 2014 Journey I have a 2013 Journey I believe the dry weight capacity is 3500 pounds.

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Old 04-26-2015, 12:27 PM   #4
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While you really do not give enough information to know for sure there is this:

2013 Dodge Journey Towing Capacity Crew 4dr SUV (3.6L 6cyl 6A)

says 2500 in base trim.

This has a lot more to say than I feel like typing:

Don`t be fooled by the 2500 lbs max tow capacity - Hauling & Towing - Dodge Journey Forum

It seems the capacity dropped with the 2011 model year. Exceeding the capacity limits has costs as well as legal ramifications. Your choice, I'll just keep well back and watch the fun.
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Old 04-28-2015, 12:23 PM   #5
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It may be fine coming home from the rv dealer, but once you load up with gear and kids and get on the highway, it all starts to get very uncomfortable.
Manny & Larissa
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