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Old 11-25-2008, 07:54 AM   #1
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Just wondering - towing with Magnum?

Has anyone thought of or perhaps used a Dodge Magnum to pull one of our jems? I have an '05 magnum RT, it has the power and with the tow pkg, it is rated for 4500 lbs. I also have a '60 Tradewind, hmmmm.... They would look pretty good together, not sure if the tranny would hold up for a long run though. Just a thought.

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Old 11-25-2008, 08:20 AM   #2
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I'm sure stranger things have been done.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:13 AM   #3
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Yes, one of our members back on the East coast uses one for towing. I'm trying to find a post by him, as I can't recall his username. I'll post as soon as I find it!
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:26 AM   #4
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Found them! Member name is WBCCI9898.

Here's a link to their profile, so you could send them a private message about their setup.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/memb...898-23491.html

Also, look up AndrewT. He specializes in using such vehicles for towing. I think he uses a Chrysler 300.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:31 AM   #5
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Try messaging Gerry http://www.airforums.com/forums/members/gerr-23861.html for info. I think he tows with one
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:51 AM   #6
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yup we do. Our Magnum is an 06 RT with all wheel drive and the tow package. We tow a 67 Caravel. We are very happy.
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Old 11-25-2008, 09:57 AM   #7
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This combo has been cruising Upstate New York for some time now. Of course an Airstream would be a much easier tow than a boxy SOB.

Apparently much praise has come from many who are towing Airstreams with this Chrysler platform (V6 and V8power plants). There is someone in town here that has used his Charger for years to tow his Airstream.

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Old 11-25-2008, 10:01 AM   #8
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Wasn't there a post with pictures where a fella from Canada was towing a 34 footer with one?
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Old 11-25-2008, 10:59 AM   #9
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Me too!

I also tow with a Magnum. It is a 2006 R/T with a Reese Dual Cam hitch. No problems towing our 2003 25' Safari SS. Took it up to Thunder Bay a couple of years ago and didn't have any issues at all. Met another couple in TB who had the same set up.
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:01 AM   #10
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Wasn't there a post with pictures where a fella from Canada was towing a 34 footer with one?
That would be the gentlemen that I linked to above (WBCCI9898). Here is a link to their picture gallery:

http://www.airforums.com/photos/brow...mageuser=23491
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:20 AM   #11
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the pic of him tooling down the freeway... dodge magnum with thirty-four footer in tow... that's gotta be a photoshop... no ehf'ing way
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Old 11-25-2008, 11:43 AM   #12
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Wasn't there a post with pictures where a fella from Canada was towing a 34 footer with one?
Here ya go!

http://www.airforums.com/forums/atta...1&d=1226074247

It's post #43 on the Nov 08 Photo contest thread
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What's the range of the fuel tank, towing, with a small reserve? An 18-gallon tank, at (what?) 10-mpg, so a fill up every 150 miles? Or, about 2.5-hrs of driving?

Or is it a higher mpg, given level Interstate and moderate speeds (say, 62 mph)?
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I think he said he gets 12mpg in one of his posts.
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