A lot of folks tend to think of trucks first when thinking of towing big loads, but the right SUV can bring you the passenger space you want along with plenty of towing power. Of course, the right combination for you depends on what you plan to tow and what your needs are in a vehicle.
To get a better idea of the right fit, it’s important to take a look at the numbers. The 2018 Dodge Durango, when properly equipped, can tow up to 8,700 lbs. Of course, the experts at our Huntington Beach area dealership can you walk you through the specifics of your vehicle’s towing capacity, if you like.
So, 8,700 lbs sounds like a lot–and it is. But what exactly can you tow with that? We’re here to help you visualize the load!
With its maximum towing capacity of 6,200 lbs, the 2018 Dodge Durango can help Huntington Beach area drivers to handle some pretty big jobs. Or, for a bit more fun, to tow some pretty big toys!
The numbers for trailer weight vary by type and manufacturer, but in general a 24-foot camper will weigh in between 4,000 and 5,000 lbs. This is a dry weight, though, so it’s important to factor in your expected load for water, gear, and other essentials. A 48-gallon water tank comes to nearly 400 lbs, and gear weighs a lot, too. If you round up to 1,000 lbs or so for added water and essentials, it’s typically more than a safe estimate.
With that in mind, a 8,700-lbs capacity is more than enough to tow most campers. It’s also enough for your outdoor toys, including dirt bikes, quads, or even boats.
It’s worth noting that the 2018 Durango SXT starts off with an impressive 6,200-lbs towing capacity. While this configuration can’t tackle all of the same heavy-duty loads as its beefier cousins, it’s still plenty for many trailer and gear combinations. As long as you’re realistic while estimating your anticipated needs, you can likely accomplish most of your goals with any 2018 Durango model you choose!
For more information on the 2018 Durango’s towing capabilities and how to best match your needs, come in and see the Glenn E. Thomas Dodge Chrysler Jeep team! To schedule a test drive, just contact us online today.
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