Originally Posted by VT Trail Trotters
Wanted to use that forever, any way. I am a big truck guy and know a lot. I am guessing you will be hauling 1 to 2 horses on a normal trip. So that equals with the trailer weight ... 5,500 lbs a rough guess. For 2 1,000 lbs horses and a the trailer weight. Out Jeep Liberty can haul it, but go with a Dodge 1500 or 2500. The Cummings are very strong and have a 25,000 lbs towing capacity. The Ram (Dodge) has a V8 or the V8 Hemi which is one bad azz engine and LOTS of power. And for the 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 ST (the lowest model) the towing capacity is 7450 lbs. And that is great, and can easly tow the horses. And this is a V8 not the Hemi. The Hemi has 10,250 lbs for the same model. So Dodge may be your way to go.
Yes, me and Tia usually get carried away any time we end up on the same thread.
You can haul with a Jeep Liberty? Dang, if I was a jeep girl I'd be in luck! As for the Dodges, hows the gas mileage on them? I can only be having one car right now, and I don't want to be shelling out 13-15 mpg to drive to work if I have another option.
V8 is an engine term, right? Is that the amount of cylinders, such as the six I have in my Ranger? Taking a guess here so I don't start assuming things.