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Plymouth Makes It
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Boomers are retiring and probably looking for new activities. I plan to tow a travel trailer of around 3000Lbs. Even though at one time in my career I towed various utility trailers it was before CDL licensing and I find my knowledge vehicle setup lacking. I want to share what I find. I want to promote safe towing, feel free to share.

Dodge Towing Guide. From a TWX posting:

http://www.dodge.com/towing/D/home.html

TWX Full Post:

http://www.allpar.com/forums/topic/147315-dodge-towing-guide/?hl=towing


1991 to present Tow Rating Database.

http://www.campinglife.com/tow-ratings-database/


Tow Hitch Safety Chains, even after you check the ball hitch safety pin it may come loose.

http://auto.howstuffworks.com/auto-parts/towing/equipment/hitch-accessories/hitch-safety-chains2.htm


 

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Virginia Gentleman
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I strongly recommend the following link for determining the true towing capability of the tow vehicle:

http://changingears.com/rv-sec-calc-trailer-weight-tt.shtml

The important thing to remember is the Combined Vehicle Weight Rating (weight of tow vehicle, trailer and everything in them) is the legal maximum weight. Even if improvements (airbags, HD springs/shocks, HD brakes, etc) are made to the vehicle the CVWR does not change. It is the legal max weight rating for the vehicle with trailer.
 

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Plymouth Makes It
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Your comments and help are appreciated Doug.
 

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DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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I've moved my original post with the link to this towing subforum. Looks like your link to it still works.
 

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Plymouth Makes It
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Hope you don't mind me borrowing the link you provided to neatest Dodge related charts.
 

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DO NOT FEED THE TROLLS!
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No problem. That's why I posted the stuff...
 
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