What Do I Need To Do To My 2001 Dodge Durango RT To Set It Up To Tow A Travel Trailer?
by Jennifer Alger
How to Setup a Pickup Truck to Tow a Travel Trailer
I need to find out what I need to do to my Dodge Durango 2001 RT so it can pull a Wildwood Trailer.
ANSWER: Hi Jennifer your year and model Durango R/T has a Maximum Towing Capacity of 7,350 lbs. That means that the Travel Trailer you buy must have a Gross Vehicle Weight Rating of less than 7,350 lbs. If this information is confusing to you please read this: Trailer and RV Weight Demystified.
If your Dodge Durango is equipped with the factory towing package then it is ready to tow a Travel Trailer. If you don't have the tow package read the recommendations below.
Trailer Brake ControllerMinimum Recommendations: Hitch Receiver
, Hitch Receiver Ball Mount, Tow Ball
, Tow Vehicle Wiring, higher output Alternator, Trailer Brake Controller
(pictured above) and Towing Mirrors
In addition to the items mentioned above you should get a higher capacity radiator, engine oil cooler
and transmission cooler. Depending on the weight of the Travel Trailer upgraded suspension to include Air Bags or Air Shocks
should be installed.
I hope that this helps.
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