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Durnago and dakota towing.

Discussion in 'Tow & Trailer' started by 55Willy, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. 55Willy

    55Willy 3/4 ton status

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    Either of em would have a 4.7 v8 and auto tranny. or should I just keep saving for the dream ride (diesel i test drove)

    is the durnago/dakota platform rated for good towing. the sites all claim 6K max. which is the willy's on a trailer and no spare parts or tools or anything in it,LOL

    hhmmmm just tell me diesel so I can get these "little" trucks out of my mind,LMAO
     
  2. skratch

    skratch 1/2 ton status

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    They seem ok for towing small loads, but my brother has said that he wouldn't ever tow with his Durango again, after pulling their Neon on a full trailer from Philly to Pitt.
    I guess it just wasn't that great in the hills and all according to him.

    Personally they just seem way to small to be doing any serious hauling with.

    I towed with my Dakota a couple times, and really felt it was underpowered and just didn't have the control over the trailer that it should have.
     
  3. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    my dad has the 5.9 (360) with the towing package, but he dosent like to tow with it for some reason, its only our boat wich is a 20' bayliner, not to heavy but he dosent like how it handles with the boat, our blazer tows it better /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  4. 84_Chevy_K10

    84_Chevy_K10 Banned

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    If you want to tow something, get a 3/4 or 1 ton truck. Power doesn't matter to me personally, but controlling the load does.
     
  5. surpip

    surpip 1 ton status

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    ya u really need a 1 ton to tow a boat /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif ill get to work on fabbing up a goose neck for the Bayliner an go out and get a 1-ton so i can water-ski /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/screwy.gif /forums/images/graemlins/shame.gif
     
  6. Pookster

    Pookster 1/2 ton status

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    I've seen people tow rediculous loads with the old body style durango. Like a triple axle enclosed trailer.

    I've seen it, looked scary, but.. they were cruising on flat land at like 75. I just stayed at 60 for best fuel economy.
     

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