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Old 08-26-2016, 07:33 PM
 
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Hey guys! i know colorado is huge on RVs and ATVs; I see them everywhere! ha ha. I was just wondering if a dodge dakota v8 can tow perhaps this RV here

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it weighs about 4,000 lbs. So its not very huge.

I am trying to decide between a dodge dakota or an f150

I really like mid size trucks since its easy to drive around and they are a lot smaller for the trails
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Old 08-26-2016, 07:40 PM
 
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Hey guys! i know colorado is huge on RVs and ATVs; I see them everywhere! ha ha. I was just wondering if a dodge dakota v8 can tow perhaps this RV here

Buy It Now 2016 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1800RB Travel Trailer RV | eBay (no I am nor affiliated with this! just showing an example. Or something that weighs 4,000lbs


it weighs about 4,000 lbs. So its not very huge.

I am trying to decide between a dodge dakota or an f150

I really like mid size trucks since its easy to drive around and they are a lot smaller for the trails
My 1997 GMC 1500 Sierra crew cab pick up truck would pull that no problem, so the F 150 should too.

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Old 08-26-2016, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Eastern Colorado
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Hey guys! i know colorado is huge on RVs and ATVs; I see them everywhere! ha ha. I was just wondering if a dodge dakota v8 can tow perhaps this RV here

Buy It Now 2016 Keystone Bullet Crossfire 1800RB Travel Trailer RV | eBay (no I am nor affiliated with this! just showing an example. Or something that weighs 4,000lbs


it weighs about 4,000 lbs. So its not very huge.

I am trying to decide between a dodge dakota or an f150

I really like mid size trucks since its easy to drive around and they are a lot smaller for the trails
For the Dakota it should be able to pull that, but why don't you look it up for the year to know how much it will pull and subtract about 25% of that for altitude. So if a manufacturer says it can pull 6,000 pounds than try to stay at or below 4,500 pounds especially at altitude.
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:32 AM
 
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thanks all!! yeah im just planning to use it around colorado!
any personal experience with mid size trucks hauling?
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:20 AM
 
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Hey guys! i know colorado is huge on RVs and ATVs; I see them everywhere! ha ha. I was just wondering if a dodge dakota v8 can tow perhaps this RV here

it weighs about 4,000 lbs. So its not very huge.

I am trying to decide between a dodge dakota or an f150

I really like mid size trucks since its easy to drive around and they are a lot smaller for the trails
Yeah no problem. But you need an oil and tranny coolers to accomplish the task at altitude or for extended trips. For a one time move just take your time. The F150 can do it - the engines are nearly the same - just costs more than the Dakota.
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Old 09-04-2016, 11:20 AM
 
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Three important factors, hitch weight, payload capacity, and gross combined weight of both vehicles. You should never exceed the amount in either category.
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Old 09-04-2016, 01:35 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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thanks all!! yeah im just planning to use it around colorado!
any personal experience with mid size trucks hauling?
I used to tow a 3500 pound trailer with a 4Runner. It was the small 4.7 V8 that Toyota used to make. It was rated to 7,000 pounds and I found it adequate but definitely pushed to its limit going up step hills in the mountains. I recently switched to the bigger 5.7 V8 Toyota and it's been night and day. Much happier towing with the new vehicle.
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