CAN I ADD A TRAILER TOW PACKAGE FROM DEALER THAT IS AS GOOD AS THE TRAILER TOW PACKAGE THAT COMES FROM THE DODGE FACTORY?

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Asked by Feb 06, 2015 at 05:09 PM about the 2015 Dodge Durango Citadel AWD

Question type: General

THE DODGE DURANGO THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT DOES NOT COME WITH A
HEAVY DUTY TOW PACKAGE FROM THE FACTORY.  THE DEALER STATES THAT
THEY CAN INSTALL THE SAME HEAVY DUTY TOW PACKAGE AT THE
DEALERSHIP AS GODD AS/SAME AS THE FACTORY.  TRUE OR FALSE?

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150,865

True, The dealer would use genuine Mopar/ Chrysler parts, and do it to factory specifications. It won't be cheap, but will be quality

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42,235

Might be False, many trailer tow packages have higher output alternator, larger radiator, different rear gear, larger battery and other items. Since I am not up to speed with Dodge I don't have information on every item that is included with a trailer tow package, but the dealership in my opinion is full of crapola. They are not about to install all the necessary items.

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42,235

Also adding dealer installed items will not change the manufacturer's gross vehicle weight rating and the combined vehicle gross weight ratings found on the door or door post. It is possible that you would be over the legal towing weight with the dealer installed trailer tow package. Being overweight may have legal consequences if you were involved in an accident and someone's attorney found out. My advise to you is to purchase a vehicle that is equipped correctly for your intended purpose.

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Called around and was told from the dealers that they could install the tow bar but the rear load leveling suspension would have to have been installed at the factory. Bob you were right, would not come as a package as stated on the window sticker.

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42,235

Sometime even wiring, suspension, brakes and even computer programming is involved. Factory is the best way.

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150,865

I stand corrected. Makes sense.

42,235

I fully believe the dealership can add some parts to increase the towing ability, but to make it the same as the factory towing package? They are blowing smoke up someone's rear end.

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