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Old 02-22-2013, 06:50 PM   #1
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Toad Question

I had a Nissan Altima for the toad but just sold it. I have a 2006 Dodge Durango that is towable. However, I am not sure how well the motor home in my sig will pull the durango's weight. The Altima was about 2900 Lbs. The durango is 5,000+ Lbs. Anyone know if the V10 will pull that weight with no problem? Will I see a decline in MPG pulling the durango?
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:09 PM   #2
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What is the towing capacity of your motorhome? That will answer your question.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:27 PM   #3
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Look at your hitch. Should say what it is rated for.

May decrease your mileage a little.
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The GCWR is 26,000 Lbs. So the towed vehicle can weigh up to 8,000 Lbs = good there. The hitch rating is 5,000 Lbs = iffy. I was asking about the V-10's performance in pulling that size vehicle and will the MPG drop much.

But alas, it doesn't matter as I just read that durangos equipped with an NV 144 Transfer Case (which has no neutral position) may NOT be used for recreational towing. Since my durango 4x4 doesn't have neutral, I must have to NV 144.

Now...on to a toad search. It is going to have to be a bargain as we just bought a 2013 Fusion (Another non-towable car).
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Maybe you can pick up a used Saturn. Pretty popular among RVers.

As far as the V-10 goes I have seen them pull very heavy loads.

My old 275hp diesel does just fine with the 6 speed allison.
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Our toad Jeep is about 5000 lbs - V10 and a 37' coach, works fine - 6-7 mpg.
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2000-2001 4x4 Jeep Cherokee - great toad, and available at a reasonable price in decent condition.
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Seems you are at or above the limit. So many people fudge the numbers but I would not. Just figure your average gasser is good for 5k behind the rig. Don't forget to figure in Water, fuel, people, storage and waste water in your gross. It would be a good idea to go have your rig weighed as it would be being on the road.
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Our toad Jeep is about 5000 lbs - V10 and a 37' coach, works fine - 6-7 mpg.
Not trying to be a SA but according to NADA the jeep rubicon is 3832#
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He probably has a unlimited 4dr. Mine is a 2012 jeep wrangler unlimited w/hard top and I just had it weighed full of fuel and it was 4,450lbs.
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Not trying to be a SA but according to NADA the jeep rubicon is 3832#
Plus lifted suspension, 5 oversize wheels/tires, aftermarket bumpers, winch, aftermarket skid plates/armor, tools, trail spares, hardtop, cooler, fuel, and other stuff...
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