I agree. Its probably ok for most of our trips. We like to go to Topsail out in the Florida Panhandle which is about 400 miles. Probably the longest trip we'll make with this set up. Usually we do the beach or Disney, which are all less than a 2 hour drive (but still on major hi ways).
I'm not sure where our RVing will go. We only seem to have time to get out 4 or 5 times a year which is why we got rid of our Class A. I've already dropped the hint to the wife about how cool a RAM 2500 is, but she really likes out Jeep which I'd have to trade. And buying a big truck just for something we do occasionally does not seem to make much sense either.
I'll know more after our first couple of trips. I'd like to do a cross country (see relatives in New Mexico), but not with this rig.
Originally Posted by ardvark16
Had the same payload. Similar weights. Tried with a Ram 1500. I now drive a 3/4 ton truck. The Durango will tow it. Honestly. Most trucks will tow it. But grade, speed, weather, weight, and handling will all work against you. Your total payload is 1300. You will eat most of it up with passengers and the trailer. Another 200 on the tongue for wd and propane and battery. It will not be an enjoyable tow. If you are looking for confirmation to how safe it is, you are probably not really in great shape. I imagine your truck is also going to really suffer from sag. I had airbags in my truck to keep it level. I tried without them and the truck just squatted. These forums were helpful to me as I literally just went through the same situation. Good luck in your journey.