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Should I try to tow this?

Discussion in 'Towing' started by Duff Man, Jun 23, 2010.

  1. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:55 PM
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    Duff Man

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    My buddy is coming home from Okinawa, and asked me to bring his 2008 Dodge Charger up from South Carolina. I'm not exactly an expert on towing so I read the towing guide on here. My truck has the towing package on it, but he says the car and trailer are about 5,000 pounds. So I wanted to know if you guys think it's to much weight for the truck to pull or if I should be good to go :rolleyes:
     
  2. Jun 23, 2010 at 5:58 PM
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    You can do it. I'd use a good brake controller and plan on taking it nice and slow- but you should be fine.
     
  3. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    Killer Red Taco

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    Use his truck to tow your truck.
     
  4. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:02 PM
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    Now THATS funny!
     
  5. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    if all else fails i'll pull my truck with the charger :p
     
  6. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:04 PM
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    mwild

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    You should be fine towing that. Just be careful and take your time.
     
  7. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:05 PM
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    his truck???? a charger? not a truck. and max weight is 6500 aint it you should be fine
     
  8. Jun 23, 2010 at 6:10 PM
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  9. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:54 AM
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    A dodge is used to being towed by a yoder hammer down
     
  10. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    As long as you have the full tow package with brake controller, have at it.
    Definetly need some blackmail picks.
     
  11. Jul 17, 2010 at 11:50 AM
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    Did you ask your buddy if he is going to pay if your tranny takes a Shit?
     
  12. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    I was thinking the same thing.

    Don't know what kind of car hauler your friend has but the car weights 4,031 lbs.by itself.
    Why risk damaging your transmission or another part of your truck? Rent a full size truck at Uhaul or Penske.
     
  13. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:16 PM
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    I'm on the verge of hauling a 1500+ lbs trailer with a 1988 GMC Sierra. Total weight is like 5500 lbs. Driving it for 3 hours or so.
     
  14. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:21 PM
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    you can do it. hook up and hammer down
     
  15. Jul 17, 2010 at 12:24 PM
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    Ok so I have a 1998 tacoma v6 automatic. And I don't have a tow package I want one really bad. So my question are where could I get one for cheap. And what have you guys done as far as wiring. Which plug would you use? Thanks.
     
  17. Jul 21, 2010 at 5:47 PM
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    Hitch and wiring, aux back-up light, rear strobe lights, radio and underseat sub.
    Hidden hitch has a good hitch. Put in a 7pin rv plug, it'll adapt to anything. Put in an upgraded fan clutch or aux electric fan, auto trans cooler, and brake controller, then you're set
     
  18. Jul 22, 2010 at 5:21 AM
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    I don't get the people telling him oh your tranny might take a dive, blah, blah, blah. He bought a truck that has the tow package so the truck is designed and spec to be able to do this. It is like telling someone that is asking if they should drive a car oh your tire might blow so don't drive at all.

    Go ahead and use the truck for what you paid the money for it to be able to do.
     
  19. Jul 22, 2010 at 6:46 AM
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    Tow in 4 not drive your tranny will be hunting like a bird dog if you tow in drive.
     
  20. Jul 22, 2010 at 7:08 AM
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    just rent a car to drive there and drive his car up
     
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