If you are towing 5K for half of your driving, you might want to consider a more utility-oriented SUV or truck rather than diluting your SRT....
1. when towing a trailer and trying to back it into a driveway, occasionally the collision prevention system kicks in because it thinks I'm backing into the trailer I'm towing. Freakin slams hard.
2. the stupid safety mech that corrects your steering if you drift to close the the street lines. annoys the sh*t outta me when i'm changing lanes without a signal (yes... we all do it).
this is an unintended consequence peeve...without fail every crazy dude with a ram diesel goes nuts blowing massive soot clouds trying to keep up on the highway....
We wanted a mid-sized SUV that had the best tow capacity/capability and we believe this is it. We had a '14 Durango Hemi RT we traded in for the SRT, and had put a lot of towing miles on it, so we have a fair comparison. The tires on the RT were not "skinny", but a tad narrower than on the SRT. They did not grab. I know that with the better brakes on the SRT I can't go as narrow as the RT wheels/tires, so would end up with something in between. I don't believe this will adversely affect performance as much as you make it sound, particularly at the driving speeds we're talking about. I'm only talking about a small reduction in width, next time we buy tires. Not wavering around on the road would be an improvement in performance, IMO. Anyone who thinks the Durango is a race car is fooling themselves, also IMO. You others can have your own opinions.
So this combination of SUV/trailer really works for us.
I don't think anyone on these forums, who actually owns an SRT, has referred to it as a "race car". At least not that I remember.