Dodge Durango Forum banner

181 - 195 of 195 Posts

·
Registered
2019 Dodge Durango R/T AWD
Joined
·
73 Posts
Moving! Loaded up a 12 foot U-Haul to the max as well as a filled up Durango. Averaged 13mpg but it made it! Not too bad for no factory tow package. Just added a discrete Draw-Tite receiver and a Curt 4-pin harness.
115285
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2 Posts
Hi all. Iam new to this forum
We have a 2005 Durango 5.7 Hemi tow factory package. We tow our 2015 jayco 28BHBE. Dry 6400 lbs. Full loaded 6700lbs . I have air suspension add on and coil over springs. To help to bring the rear end up too short wheel base.
Towing flat 18l /h. Through the Rockies 24L /h. With 6 adults. In vehicle.
Durango 6 pass full fuel 6600lbs on scale
Trailer full load no water on board 6700 lbs on scale max gcvw 13500 lbs for both. So we're maxed out.
Great truck towed good for us max distance on 100l tank just over 420 km
Doing 90 km/h all the time. Truck has 170,000 km on it now. We got it with 130k 6 years ego only a tow vehicle

Bottom pic it's our 4*8 deck utility trailer
Sides coming next week. Have 2 x 3500 axles. With brakes. Ex. Generator trailer
With 6"*2. .0250 frame and 3/8" thick steel deck. Gvwr 7000 lbs
Durango looks gr8 with it.
But I will upgrade my next tow vehicle gonna be RCMP surplus suburban 2500 HD. Much longer wheelbase and more roomy inside . But I have been happy with this truck and it served us well. ac still works 👍
 

Attachments

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Welcome to the forum. You’ve got some good rear end sag there. Dodge requires a weight distribution hitch when towing over 5,000 lbs. That will help shift weight off the back to stay under your 3,940 lb rear axle capacity

Good eye. Yes, have been adjusting the car's position a bit. This was the 2nd time using this set-up and was trying the car a bit more forward. Am using a Fastway ball mount with integrated scale, so have a rough idea of tongue weight. Car is 3700 and trailer 1500, so am right around 5200 total. I actually found the ride a bit better with at least 10% on the tongue. The squat is not excessive, generally around 1" - 1.5". Next time will move the car back about 6" - 12" on the trailer to see if the squat is reduced and how it feels on the road. Want to do some more testing before going with a WDH.
View attachment 115723
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,304 Posts
Here's my guess on your screen name
pbrmeasap = Pabst Blue Ribbon Me As Soon As Possible

I'm not sure you need a WDH. Double axle trailers like that can be adjusted just like you suggest without adverse towing impact. Like you I prefer a bit more tongue weight, the load rides much better than if it's floating around.

Maybe I'm wrong and you're over your rear axle capacity, but I don't think so.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
My 2015 Citadel Hemi towing my 2007 Sea Ray Amberjack 250. I’m guessing boat and trailer are around 6500-7000 lbs. I’m very pleased with how well the Durango handles it!
75DB1DA4-0040-4A12-BE15-73390C6DB496.jpeg
10E35381-006E-4C2D-ACBA-8217DEF1CCB1.jpeg

75DB1DA4-0040-4A12-BE15-73390C6DB496.jpeg
10E35381-006E-4C2D-ACBA-8217DEF1CCB1.jpeg
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
729 Posts
Good eye. Yes, have been adjusting the car's position a bit. This was the 2nd time using this set-up and was trying the car a bit more forward. Am using a Fastway ball mount with integrated scale, so have a rough idea of tongue weight. Car is 3700 and trailer 1500, so am right around 5200 total. I actually found the ride a bit better with at least 10% on the tongue. The squat is not excessive, generally around 1" - 1.5". Next time will move the car back about 6" - 12" on the trailer to see if the squat is reduced and how it feels on the road. Want to do some more testing before going with a WDH.
Gotcha, I assumed a full-weight S550 @ 4200 lbs, not a gutted car @ 3700 lbs. That’ll definitely save you some weight!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,304 Posts
My 2015 Citadel Hemi towing my 2007 Sea Ray Amberjack 250. I’m guessing boat and trailer are around 6500-7000 lbs. I’m very pleased with how well the Durango handles it!
View attachment 115740 View attachment 115741
View attachment 115740 View attachment 115741
I'm guessing you are pretty close to the max weight with that rig, I'd think the boat is nearing 6,000 lbs. with fuel and gear, trailer 1,400 or so?

Very nice boat. I briefly thought about Amberjack's maybe 10-12 years ago, very versatile setup.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
43 Posts
I'm guessing you are pretty close to the max weight with that rig, I'd think the boat is nearing 6,000 lbs. with fuel and gear, trailer 1,400 or so?

Very nice boat. I briefly thought about Amberjack's maybe 10-12 years ago, very versatile setup.
Yes I assume im pretty close to max. I had the Durango at the dump and the scale operator asked me what it was because he said it seemed heavy for the size. Without me in it, it weighed 5500lbs. I think my wheel and tire setup add a few hundred pounds that help handle the weight as well.
And yes I really like the boat. Just got it this season and very happy with it.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
729 Posts
I had the Durango at the dump and the scale operator asked me what it was because he said it seemed heavy for the size. Without me in it, it weighed 5500lbs. I think my wheel and tire setup add a few hundred pounds that help handle the weight as well.
Wheels/tires won’t add that much weight, the 5.7 WD’s are heavy pigs from the factory.

Dodge lists the Citadel 5.7 AWD curb weight at 5,417 lbs
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
57 Posts
[QUOTE="

Dodge lists the Citadel 5.7 AWD curb weight at 5,417 lbs
[/QUOTE]

That's interesting, and explains a lot. I never paid much attention to the curb weight, just the 1200# Payload sticker. However, a 7100# GVW less the 5417# curb weight leaves almost 1600#'s of payload.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
729 Posts
That's interesting, and explains a lot. I never paid much attention to the curb weight, just the 1200# Payload sticker. However, a 7100# GVW less the 5417# curb weight leaves almost 1600#'s of payload.
Yes the payload sticker has long been a head scratcher. I went a few rounds with Dodge trying to get a straight answer. They literally told me payload is GVWR minus curb weight, but refused to acknowledge the Durango’s measurements of 7100-5417 = 1683 Kept saying that the payload sticker is correct.

Have to wonder if the payload confusion paid any part in the new Grand Cherokee L 5.7 dropping 200 lbs down to 6,900 lbs GVWR.

In reality though the Durango will exceed the rear GAWR’s 3,900 lb capacity long before you hit the 7,100 lbs GVWR.

To add to the confusion, Dodge officially lists payload capacity at 1,390 lbs for the 5.7 Citadel. With various weigh in’s, I’ve found this number to be pretty accurate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5 Posts
Here's my guess on your screen name
pbrmeasap = Pabst Blue Ribbon Me As Soon As Possible

I'm not sure you need a WDH. Double axle trailers like that can be adjusted just like you suggest without adverse towing impact. Like you I prefer a bit more tongue weight, the load rides much better than if it's floating around.

Maybe I'm wrong and you're over your rear axle capacity, but I don't think so.
Correct on the Pabst moniker. Was a main feature of their ads in the 80's - back when they were just another Milwaukee brewery and not so trendy.
 
181 - 195 of 195 Posts
Top