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Towing Ratings For 2003 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 3.3L, 3.8L V-6 3800 j
Dodge Caravan (AWD) 3.8L V-6 3,500
Town & Country 3.3L, 3.8L V-6 3,800 
j
Town & Country (AWD) 3.8L V-6 3,500
Voyager 3.3L V-6 2000

Dakota
Dakota 3.9L V-6 3,650 a,e
Dakota 3.9L V-6 3,550 a,e*
Dakota 3.9L V-6 4,150 a,f
Dakota 3.9L V-6 4,050 a,f*
Dakota 3.9L V-6 4,950 d,f
Dakota 3.9L V-6 5,350 d,h
Dakota 4.7L V-8 5,300 a,f
Dakota 4.7L V-8 5,600 a,f*
Dakota 4.7L V-8 6,300 a,h
Dakota 4.7L V-8 6,600 a,h*
Dakota 4.7L V-8 5,300 d,f
Dakota 4.7L V-8 6,600 d,h
Dakota 4.7L V-8 6,300 d,h*
*Denotes 5,900-lb gvwr rating. All 
other ratings are for 5,000-lb gvwr 
models.
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 3,950 a,f
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 3,850 a,f*
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 4,750 a,h
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 4,650 a,h*
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 5,100 d,h
Dakota 4WD 3.9L V-6 5,050 d,h*
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,400 a,f
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,300 a,f*
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 6,400 a,h
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 6,300 a,h*
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,000 d,f
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 4,950 d,f*
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 6,300 d,h
Dakota 4WD 4.7L V-8 6,250 d,h*
*Denotes 5,900-lb gvwr rating. All 
other ratings are for 5,000-lb gvwr 
models.
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 3,500 a,e
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 4,000 a,f
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 3,900 a,f*
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 4,700 d,f
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 5,100 d,h
Dakota Club Cab 3.9L V-6 5,050 d,h*
Dakota Club Cab 4.7L V-8 5,300 a,f
Dakota Club Cab 4.7L V-8 6,300 a,h
Dakota Club Cab 4.7L V-8 5,000 d,f
Dakota Club Cab 4.7L V-8 6,300 d,h
*Denotes 6,010-lb gvwr rating, 
except models with California 
emissions. All
other ratings are for 5,350-lb 
gvwr models.
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 
3,600 a,f
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 
4,400 a,h
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 
4,800 d,h
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 
5,050 a,f
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 
6,050 a,h
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 
4,750 d,f
Dakota Club Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 
6,050 d,h
Note: All of the above models 
have a 6,010-lb gvwr rating, 
except models with
California emissions.
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9L V-6 3,600 a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9L V-6 4,400 a,h
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9L V-6 4,400 d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 3.9L V-6 4,800 d,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 5,050 a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 6,050 a,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 4,750 d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 6,050 d,h
Dakota Quad Cab 5.9L V-8 4,350 d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 5.9L V-8 5,950 d,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 3,400 
a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 4,200
 a,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 4,200 
d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 3.9L V-6 4,600 
d,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 4,800 
a,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,800 
a,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 4,500 
d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,800 
d,h
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 5.9L V-8 4,350 
d,f
Dakota Quad Cab 4WD 5.9L V-8 5,950 
d,h
Note: All of the above models have 
a 6,010-lb gvwr rating, except 
models with
California emissions.
Manufacturer’s note: Maximum 
trailer-weight ratings for all 
Dakota models include
cargo and fluids in the trailer 
and 150 lb for the driver, and 
must be decreased
by the weight of optional 
equipment, trailer hitch, 
cargo and passengers.

Durango 4.7L V-8 4,650 f
Durango 4.7L V-8 5,950 h
Durango 5.9L V-8 5,850 f
Durango 5.9L V-8 7,550 h
Durango 4WD 4.7L V-8 4,400 f
Durango 4WD 4.7L V-8 5,700 h
Durango 4WD 5.9L V-8 5,600 f
Durango 4WD 5.9L V-8 7,300 h

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

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

Ram Van 3500
127" Wheelbase 5.2L V-8 7,550 d,h
127" Wheelbase 5.2L V-8 8,050 d,i
127" Wheelbase 5.9L V-8 8,050 d,h
127" Wheelbase 5.9L V-8 8,550 d,i
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2L V-8 7,400 
d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.2L V-8 7,900 
d,i
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9L V-8 7,900 
d,h
127" Wheelbase Maxi 5.9L V-8 8,400 
d,i
Manufacturer’s note: Maximum 
trailer-weight ratings include 
cargo and fluids
in the trailer and 150 lb for the 
driver, and must be decreased by 
the weight of
optional equipment, trailer hitch, 
cargo and passengers. 
Load-equalizing hitch
recommended for trailers over 
2,000 lb.

Ram Truck 1500, Regular Cab 2WD**
1500 3.7L V-6 3,350 a,f/h
1500 3.7L V-6 3,750 d,f/h
1500 4.7L V-8 4,800 a,f
1500 4.7L V-8 5,800 a,h
1500 4.7L V-8 4,700 a,h*
1500 4.7L V-8 6,700 d,f
1500 4.7L V-8 7,700 d,h
1500 4.7L V-8 6,650 d,h*
1500 5.9L V-8 7,650 d,f
1500 5.9L V-8 8,650 d,h
1500 5.9L V-8 7,600 d,h*
**Ratings shown are for short box,
 2WD models. Longbed models are 
rated to
tow 200-250 lb less (most models). 
4WD models are rated to tow 250-300 
lb
less. Models with a longbed and 4WD 
are rated to tow 450-500 lb less. 
The 3.7-
liter engine is not available with 
4WD.
Ram Truck 1500 Quad Cab**
1500 Quad Cab 3.7L V-6 3,050 a,f/g
1500 Quad Cab 3.7L V-6 3,500 d,f/g
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 4,450 a,f
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 5,450 a,h
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 4,400 a,h*
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 6,400 d,f
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 7,400 d,h
1500 Quad Cab 4.7L V-8 6,350 d,h*
1500 Quad Cab 5.9L V-8 7,350 d,f
1500 Quad Cab 5.9L V-8 8,350 d,h
1500 Quad Cab 5.9L V-8 7,300 d,h*
**Shortbed, 2WD ratings shown. 
Longbed models are rated to tow 
200-250 lb
less (most models). 4WD models are 
rated to tow 250-300 lb less. Models
 with
long bed and 4WD are rated to tow 
500-550 lb less.
*With optional 20-inch wheel and 
tire Sport Group available on s
hort-box models only.
Manufacturer’s note: The gross 
trailer weight rating (gtwr) is 
the maximum allowable
weight of the trailer and its cargo.
 Gtwr equals the gross combination
weight rating (gcwr) minus curb 
weight of truck minus 150 lb 
(allowance for driver), and must 
be further decreased by the weight 
of optional equipment,
trailer hitch, cargo and passengers.
 Maximum trailer weights shown are 
rounded to the nearest 50 lb. A
 weight-distributing hitch is 
recommended for trailers
weighing more than 2,000 lb.

Ram Truck 2500
Regular Cab, Long Bed 2WD**
2500 5.7L V-8 9,550 a,g
2500 5.7L V-8 11,550 a,i
2500 5.7L V-8 9,600 d,g
2500 5.7L V-8 11,600 d,i
2500 8.0L V-10 11,100 a,g
2500 8.0L V-10 13,100 a,i
2500 8.0L V-10 11,150 d,g
2500 8.0L V-10 13,150 d,i
2500 5.9L TD 12,800 a,g
2500 5.9L TD* 11,800 a,g
2500 5.9L TD 13,800 a,i
2500 5.9L TD 11,850 d,g
2500 5.9L TD* 10,850 d,g
2500 5.9L TD 13,850 d,i
2500 5.9L TD* 12,850 d,i
2500 5.9L TD HO 13,650 b,g/i
**Note: 4WD models are rated to tow 
450 lb less.

2500 Quad Cab Shortbed, 2WD**
2500 Quad Cab 5.7L V-8 9,350 a,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.7L V-8 11,350 a,i
2500 Quad Cab 5.7L V-8 9,400 d,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.7L V-8 11,400 d,i
2500 Quad Cab 8.0L V-10 10,900 a,g
2500 Quad Cab 8.0L V-10 12,900 a,i
2500 Quad Cab 8.0L V-10 10,950 d,g
2500 Quad Cab 8.0L V-10 12,950 d,i
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 12,600 a,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 11,600 a,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 13,600 a,i
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 11,650 d,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 10,650 d,g
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 13,650 d,i
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 12,650 d,i
2500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD HO 13,450 b,g/i
**Ratings shown are for shortbed, 
2WD models. Longbed models are 
rated to tow 150 lb less. 4WD models
 are rated to tow 500 lb less. 
Longbed, 4WD-models are rated to 
tow 600 lb less.

Ram Truck 3500
Regular Cab Longbed,
Dual Rear Wheels**
3500 5.7L V-8 11,000 a,i
3500 5.7L V-8 11,050 d,i
3500 8.0L V-10 10,650 a,g
3500 8.0L V-10 12,650 a,i
3500 8.0L V-10 10,700 d,g
3500 8.0L V-10 12,700 d,i
3500 5.9L TD 12,350 a,g
3500 5.9L TD* 11,350 a,g
3500 5.9L TD 14,350 a,i
3500 5.9L TD* 13,350 a,i
3500 5.9L TD 11,450 d,g
3500 5.9L TD* 10,450 d,g
3500 5.9L TD 13,450 d,i
3500 5.9L TD* 12,450 d,i
3500 5.9L TD HO 14,200 b,g
3500 5.9L TD HO 16,200 b,i
**4WD models are rated to tow 
450-500 lb less.

3500 Quad Cab
2WD Shortbed,
Single Rear Wheels**
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 12,450 a,g
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 11,450 a,g
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 14,450 a,i
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 13,450 a,i
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 11,500 d,g
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 10,500 d,g
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD 13,500 d,i
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD* 12,500 d,i
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD HO 14,300 b,g
3500 Quad Cab 5.9L TD HO 16,300 b,i
**Longbed models are rated to tow 
100 lb less. 4WD models are rated 
to tow
450 lb less. Longbed, 4WD models 
are rated to tow 600 lb less.

3500 Quad Cab Longbed 2WD,
Dual Rear Wheels
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.7L V-8 10,600 a,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.7L V-8 10,650 d,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 8.0L V-10 10,250 a,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 8.0L V-10 12,250 a,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 8.0L V-10 10,300 d,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 8.0L V-10 12,300 d,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD 12,000 a,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD* 11,000 a,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD 14,000 a,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD* 13,000 a,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD 11,050 d,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD* 10,050 d,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD 13,050 d,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD* 12,050 d,i
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD HO 13,850
 b,g
3500 Quad Cab LB 5.9L TD HO 15,850
 b,i
Note: 4WD models are rated to tow 
450-500 lb less.
Manufacturer’s note: Ratings are for ST models. Ratings for SLT 
models are approximately 100 lb less. A weight-distributing hitch is 
recommended for trailers weighing more than 2,000 lb. An exhaust brake 
is strongly recommended for manual-transmission applications when towing 
a trailer weighing more than
10,000 lb.
TD=Turbodiesel 
HO=High Output 
a=5-speed manual
b=6-speed manual
c=3-speed automatic
d=4- or 5-speed automatic (five-speed with 5.7L V-8 only) 
e=3.21 axle 
f=3.55 axle 
g=3.73 axle 
h=3.92 axle 
i=4:10 axle
j=optional Trailer-Preparation Group required.
*Denotes California emissions-equipped 5.9L 24V Cummins
turbodiesel engine.