Re: Towing with a P71 What is the real capacity?
I'm sure the GCWR changed when the transmission was updated. HD components cost extra money. Besides, the Chrysler LX cars with the 5.7 HEMI can tow up to 3500lbs, or 2K with the 3.5 V6.
Don't forget that that 2000lb towing capacity doesn't take into account vehicle cargo and additional passengers, which you'll have to subtract from the GCWR. Class III & IV hitches are still sold so folks can add a bike carrier or scooter tray to the back, as these attachments generally require a 2" receiver, which only come on the class III & IV hitches.
'11 Ram Quad Cab 4x4 SXT 5.7L HEMI (stock); 48,500m
'06 Pontiac G6 GT 3.5L 220hp; 64,000m
'12 Chrysler 200 Limited 3.6L 283hp; 28,000m
'99 Taurus 3.0L 2V Vulcan 145hp; 154,300m - Traded
Amsoil in all vehicles!