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Towing Ratings For 2002 Dodge Trucks, Vans & Cars with Travel Trailers, Fifth Wheels and Gooseneck Hitches

Includes ratings for towing with Receiver Hitch, Fifth Wheel and Gooseneck on Dodge and Jeep Trucks, SUV and Passenger Vehicles including Avenger, Caliber, Challenger, Charger, Dakota, Durango, Grand Caravan, Journey, Nitro, Ram 1500, Ram 2500, Ram 3500, Jeep Commander, Jeep Compass, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Jeep Liberty, Jeep Patriot, Jeep Wrangler.

Vehicle Engine Tow Limit (lbs.), Options Required Note: Equipment options designated by the letters are listed at the bottom
Vehicle, Engine, Tow Limit (lbs.),
Options
Dodge Caravan 3.3, 3.8 V-6 3800i
Dodge Grand Caravan (AWD) 3.8 V-6 
3,500
Town & Country 3.3, 3.8 V-6 3,800i
Town & Country (AWD) 3.8 V-6 3,500
Voyager 3.3 V-6 2000

DODGE
Dakota 2.5 I-4 2,200a,g
Dakota 3.9 V-6 3,700a,e*
Dakota 3.9 V-6 4,200a,f*
Dakota 3.9 V-6 5,000d,f*
Dakota 3.9 V-6 5,400d,g*
Dakota 4.7 V-8 5,650a,f*
Dakota 4.7 V-8 6,650a,g*
Dakota 4.7 V-8 5,300d,f*
Dakota 4.7 V-8 6,600d,g*
Dakota R/T 5.9 V-8 2,000d,g
*5,000 lb. GVWR models. 5,900 lb. 
GVWR models rated 100 lbs less.
Dakota 4WD 3.9 V-6 3,950a,f*
Dakota 4WD 3.9 V-6 4,750a,g*
Dakota 4WD 3.9 V-6 5,100d,g*
Dakota 4WD 4.7 V-8 5,400a,f*
Dakota 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,400a,g*
Dakota 4WD 4.7 V-8 5,000d,f*
Dakota 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,300d,g*
*5,400 lb. GVWR models. 5,900 lb. 
GVWR models rated 50-100 lbs less.
Dakota Club Cab 2.5 I-4 2,000a,g
Dakota Club Cab 3.9 V-6 3,500a,e*
Dakota Club Cab 3.9 V-6 4,000a,f*
Dakota Club Cab 3.9 V-6 4,750d,f*
Dakota Club Cab 3.9 V-6 5,150d,g*
Dakota Club Cab 4.7 V-8 5,450a,f*
Dakota Club Cab 4.7 V-8 6,450a,g*
Dakota Club Cab 4.7 V-8 5,050d,f*
Dakota Club Cab 4.7 V-8 6,350d,g*
Dakota R/T Club Cab 5.9 V-8 
2,000d,g
*5,350 lb. GVWR models. 5,900 lb. 
GVWR models rated 50-100 lbs less.
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
3,750a,f*
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
4,550a,g*
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
4,900d,g*
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
5,150a,f
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
6,150a,g
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
4,800d,f*
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
6,100d,g*
*5,600 lb. GVWR models. 5,900 lb. 
GVWR models rated 50 lbs less.
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9 V-6 3,600a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9 V-6 4,400a,g
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9 V-6 4,400d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9 V-6 4,800d,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 5,050a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 6,050a,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 4,700d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 6,000d,g
Dakota Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 4,900d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 6,200d,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
3,350a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
4,150a,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
4,150d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9 V-6 
4,550d,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
4,800a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
5,800a,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
4,750d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 
5,750d,g
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 
4,650d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 
5,950d,g
Durango 4.7 V-8 4,650f
Durango 4.7 V-8 5,950g
Durango 5.9 V-8 5,850f
Durango 5.9 V-8 7,550g
Durango 4WD 4.7 V-8 4,400f
Durango 4WD 4.7 V-8 5,700g
Durango 4WD 5.9 V-8 5,600f
Durango 4WD 5.9 V-8 7,300g

Ram Van 1500
109" Wheelbase 3.9 V-6 4,450c,f
109" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 5,450d,g
109" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 5,950d,h
127"Wheelbase 3.9 V-6 4,250c,f
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 6,750d,f
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 7,750d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 7,200d,f
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,200d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 3.9 V-6 
4,150c,f
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
6,650d,f
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
7,650d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
7,100d,f
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
8,100d,g

Ram Van 2500
127" Wheelbase 3.9 V-6 4,050c,g
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 7,600d,f
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 8,100d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,100d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,600d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
7,450d,g
127" Wbeelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
7,950d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
7,900d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
8,400d,h

Ram Van 3500
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 7,550d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 8,050d,h
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,050d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,550d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
7,400d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 
7,900d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
7,900d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 
8,400d,h

Ram Wagon 1500
109" Wheelbase 3.9 V-6 4,050c,f
109" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 5,050d,f
109" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 5,550d,g

Ram Wagon 2500
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 7,200d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.2 V-8 7,700d,h
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 7,650d,g
127" Wheelbase 5.9 V-8 8,150d,h
Ram Wagon 3500
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 6,750d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2 V-8 7,250d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 7,250d,g
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9 V-8 7,750d,h

Ram Truck 1500
1500 3.7 V-6 3,350a,f/g
1500 3.7 V-6 3,800d,f/g
1500 4.7 V-8 4,800a,f
1500 4.7 V-8 5,800a,g
1500 4.7 V-8 4,750a,g*
1500 4.7 V-8 6,750d,f
1500 4.7 V-8 7,750d,g
1500 4.7 V-8 6,700d,g*
1500 5.9 V-8 7,650d,f
1500 5.9 V-8 8,650d,g
1500 5.9 V-8 7,600d,g*
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 4,550a,f
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 5,550a,g
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 4,450a,g*
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,450d,f
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 7,450d,g
1500 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,400d,g*
1500 4WD 5.9 V-8 7,400d,f
1500 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,400d,g
1500 4WD 5.9 V-8 7,350d,g*
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 4,450a,f
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 5,450a,g
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 4,400a,g*
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 6,400d,f
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 7,400d,g
1500 Quad Cab 4.7 V-8 6,350d,g*
1500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 7,350d,f
1500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 8,350d,g
1500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 7,300d,g*
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 4,200a,f
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 5,200a,g
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 4,150a,g*
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,150d,f
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 7,150d,g
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 4.7 V-8 6,100d,g*
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 7,100d,f
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,100d,g
1500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 7,000d,g*
NOTE: Short box ratings shown. 
Long box models are rated to tow 
200 lbs less,
most models. *With optional 
twenty-inch wheel and tire Sport 
Group available on
short box models only.

Ram Truck 2500
Regular Cab, Longbed
2500 5.9 V-8 8,750a,f/h
2500 5.9 V-8 8,800d,f/h
2500 8.0 V-10 13,350a,f/h
2500 8.0 V-10 13,400d,f/h
2500 5.9 TD 14,100a,f/h
2500 5.9 TD 10,150d,f
2500 5.9 TD 12,150d,h
2500 5.9 TD HO 13,950b,f/h
2500 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,350a,f/h
2500 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,400d,f/h
2500 4WD 8.0 V-10 12,950a,f/h
2500 4WD 8.0 V-10 12,950d,f/h
2500 4WD 5.9 TD 13,600a,f/h
2500 4WD 5.9 TD 9,650d,f
2500 4WD 5.9 TD 11,650d,h
2500 4WD 5.9 TD HO 13,450b,f/h
2500 Quad Cab Shortbed
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 8,500a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 8,550d,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 8.0 V-10 13,100a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 8.0 V-10 13,150d,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 13,800a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 9,900d,f
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 11,900d,h
2500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD HO 13,650b,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,100a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,100d,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 8.0 V-10 
12,700a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 8.0 V-10 
12,700d,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 
13,400a,f/h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 9,450d,f
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 11,450d,h
2500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD HO 
13,250b,f/h
NOTE: Longbed models tow 
between 100-150 lbs less.

Ram Truck 3500
Regular Cab, Longbed
3500 5.9 V-8 9,350a,f/h
3500 5.9 V-8 9,400d,f/h
3500 8.0 V-10 13,050a,f/h
3500 8.0 V-10 13,050d,f/h
3500 5.9 TD 13,750a,f/h
3500 5.9 TD 9,800d,f
3500 5.9 TD 12,800d,h
3500 5.9 TD HO 13,600b,f
3500 5.9 TD HO 15,100b,h
3500 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,900a,f/h
3500 4WD 5.9 V-8 8,950d,f/h
3500 4WD 8.0 V-10 12,600a,f/h
3500 4WD 8.0 V-10 12,650d,f/h
3500 4WD 5.9 TD 13,300a,f/h
3500 4WD 5.9 TD 9,350d,f
3500 4WD 5.9 TD 12,350d,h
3500 4WD 5.9 TD HO 13,200b,f
3500 4WD 5.9 TD HO 14,700b,h
3500 Quad Cab
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 8,950a,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 V-8 9,000d,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 8.0 V-10 12,650a,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 8.0 V-10 12,650d,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 13,350a,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 9,400d/f
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD 12,400d,h
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD HO 13,200b,f
3500 Quad Cab 5.9 TD HO 14,700b,h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 
8,550a,f*/h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 V-8 
8,600d,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 8.0 V-10 
12,200a,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 8.0 V-10 
12,250d,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 
12,950a,f/h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 9,000d,f
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD 12,000d,h
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD HO 
12,800b,f
3500 Quad Cab 4WD 5.9 TD HO 
14,300b,h
*3.55:1 ratio not available in California.

NOTES: A gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitch attached to the vehicle frame 
should be used if the trailer being towed weighs over 10,000 lbs or has 
more than 1,000 lbs tongue weight. Camper Special Group Package is 
recommended with gooseneck or fifth-wheel applications. Use an exhaust 
brake for all 3500 manual transmission applications with a trailer weight 
over 10,000 lbs
TD= Turbo Diesel 
a=five-speed manual
b=six-speed manual 
c=three-speed automatic
d=four-speed automatic 
e=3.21 axle 
f=3.55 axle 
g=3.92 axle
h=4.10 axle 
i=optional Trailer Preparation Group required