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« on: March 18, 2009, 06:55:42 AM »

We have a new 2009 Dodge Journey SXT AWD with the trailer tow prep package.

Just curious if anyone else owns this as a tow vehicle. We're probably having the dealer install a hitch as it'll be paid for under fleet program vs going to another installation place for the hitch, and having to pay out of pocket.

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« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2009, 02:29:00 PM »

Maximum towing capacity is 3500 pounds with the factory towing package.  Pack light as your Jayco will be pushing 3000 pounds with water, LP, AC on the roof, and assorted camping gear.

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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009, 05:01:34 PM »

Are there different tow ratings on the Dodge Journey (manual vs. auto, engine size, etc.)  I looked at one in the showroom last time I was at the dealer and was told it was rated at 2000 pounds.

If it were me, I would have the hitch installed by dealer on a new vehicle.  Fewer people to blame if you have problems. 
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« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2009, 05:13:56 PM »

Hi there,

We're up in Canada, so things might be different in the US but they're probably very similar. There are two different types of engines as well as different trim levels, and I think the tow package is only available with the bigger engine.

As this is a company car, it came standard with some things (like touring suspension, AWD) and we added the tow prep package as well as some bells and whistles. I crunched the numbers pretty carefully to be sure it could tow our trailer (thankfully no A/C and we don't travel with full water tank, etc.) but I'm just curious if anyone has actually towed with one as I have no idea how the "trailer sway control" and other handling/safety features will actually work.
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009, 09:32:02 AM »

Does the Journey list a GCVWR in the owner's manual towing section (combined vehicle weight rating)?  Just curious.
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