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Old 03-25-2014, 09:19 AM   #1
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Truck or Sedan Dingy?

I have a 2000 NM DSDP 3859 w/ the 300hp ISC Cummins @ 950 ft.lb torque @ 1400 rpm. I am considering a 2000 to 2002 Dodge Dakota 4WD Auto w/ transfer case or just tow a stick sedan. Either case it is a flat tow. PU gross at 4000 lb. Sedan approx 2600 lb. Question? Will the MH care which one is behind it weight wise? Sway and/or swing? Input always appreciated. Ed

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Old 03-25-2014, 09:46 AM   #2
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I doubt you will notice much defference , I didn't notice the diff between towing a Liberty behind my 05 KSDP /330hp cummins or driving W/O the liberty.

Maybe a little less economy fuel wise when coupled with lots of start/stop or mountinous routes. Interstate driving , once you get rolling shouldn't be much diff. IMHO.

I think the choice of towed vehicles should depend more on what suits your needs and what you are comfy with using when you get where your going.

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We tow a Jeep Grand Cherokee and the coach doesn't even know it's there... no sway or any discernible indication that it's there. The fuel mileage may drop by a gallon per mile depending on wind and grades. I use the Roadmaster Even Brake for break-away protection and assistance in braking.
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We tow a 2008 Dodge Dakota behind our rig (see sig). We don't even know it is back there. Put the transfer case in neutral the tranny in park and leave the key in the on position. The one thing we have to do is to disconnect the negative battery cable. If you don't the battery will discharge. I think there are disconnects that you install so you won't have to do this.

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Thanks. It helps. Will look at Roadmaster Even Brake. Ed
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While not set-up yet I'll be towing our 08 Dakota too. The main reason for the truck is so that I can load my motorcycle in the bed and have both while camping. With the addition of bed rail tool boxes this will also help me with weight issues on the rear axle of the MH.

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