Will a large SUV pull this trailer?

       The Horse Forum > Barns, Boarding, and Farms > Horse Trailers

Will a large SUV pull this trailer?

This is a discussion on Will a large SUV pull this trailer? within the Horse Trailers forums, part of the Barns, Boarding, and Farms category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-06-2011, 11:00 AM
Green Broke
Question Will a large SUV pull this trailer?

Here's the trailer I'm probably getting next weekend (YAY!!!!) It's a 2 horse step up slant load, aluminum...

I need to get a tow vehicle though (we have a GMC Savanna that pulls no problemmo, but my hubby uses it all the time so it's not always available to me) I have this car right now, which I'm going to doubt can pull a trailer LOL ;) hehe

My Fit is a 2008 that JUST hit 30k miles, excellent condition and I think I could probably get $13k out of it on the top end if I sell it privately, but I'm going to see if I can swing a deal with a local dealer to trade straight up for something like this...

Cars for Sale: 2006 Dodge Durango 4x4 SLT in Massillon, OH 44646: Sport Utility Details - 295189139 - AutoTrader.com

My question is -- can this V8 Dodge Durango safely pull a 2-horse trailer? I was originally looking at trucks only, not SUV's, but I'd prefer an SUV and some of the larger ones like this one seem to be on the same type of chassis anyway so I would assume the wheel base to be the same or close? But before I go making any big purchases, thought I'd ask my friendly horse forum pals! ;)
Sponsored Links
    03-06-2011, 12:48 PM
Why not just trade up to a truck? I had a 2009 Dodge Nitro SUV and was hoping it would pull my trailer...unfortunately...for my own reassurance..I just went and traded it for this :)

You will feel more confident on the road if you have a truck pulling a trailer as opposed to an suv.

Does that Durango have the hemi or? I think it will cost you a heck of alot more on fuel if you are pulling that trailer loaded with an suv

Just my .02
    03-06-2011, 01:14 PM
Green Broke
Ok, the car... definite no on pulling a trailer.

Hubby said the Durango should be able to but the gas mileage is going to be horrid. I do love the Durango, we rented one a couple years ago to visit relatives who lived up in the mountains on unmaintained dirt roads in the middle of Winter. 4 adults, 2 kids in large carseats and tons of stuff all fit in there comfortably and we had no issues driving it on snowy, icy, steep dirt roads.
    03-06-2011, 01:27 PM
Lol Delfina, I am sure HITS knows that her car cannot pull a trailer :P
    03-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Green Broke
Yeah, I know..... although around here, I would not be at all surprised to see someone trying!

I was driving to the barn last week and I couldn't believe it, someone was on the Interstate going at least 70mph (they passed me!) and they were hauling a 2 horse straight load trailer, divider removed and THREE horses JAMMED in it. Not small horses either, 2 QH's jammed as far forward as they could go and one QH in the middle slightly farther back so her giant QH butt could fit in. Well, you wouldn't have to worry about any of the horses scrambling around, they couldn't move an inch..... I have no idea how you could get 3 horses to squeeze on in like that!
    03-06-2011, 01:54 PM
Green Broke
Lol yes that Fit can't even tow ME half the time!! ;) as MIE hinted, that was a joke :)

MIE I thought about a truck too but they're both V8 and the Durango looks like a truck more than an SUV anyway which is why I was considering it. Not sure if the one I posted in there has a Hemi or not but I think we may go look at it tomorrow so I am going to ask. PS I love your truck :)
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-06-2011, 01:56 PM
Green Broke
Omg delfina what is wrong with people?? Geez you may think some of them FEEL like it but horses are not couches!!
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-06-2011, 02:07 PM
I am looking for a vehicle, and I want it to beable to pull a horse trailer, with great gas mileage. I've been looking at the Durango too HITS. The gas is REDICULOUS, and it is apparently getting to $5.00 this summer.
    03-06-2011, 02:13 PM
Green Broke
Ewwwww...yeah it's like 17 highway isn't it? But I didn't think the trucks with comparable engines were much better at all?
Posted via Mobile Device
    03-06-2011, 02:43 PM
Green Broke
I will miss that about my fit. I get 32 mpg now!!
Posted via Mobile Device

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Could Our Equinox Pull a trailer? Haylee Horse Trailers 20 03-02-2011 05:57 PM
What kind of vehicle can pull a horse trailer? Citrus Horse Trailers 31 09-16-2010 03:10 PM
How/when did you learn to pull a trailer? My Beau Horse Trailers 16 08-07-2010 01:18 AM
2 horse bumper pull trailer for sale elfinstar Horse Trailers 11 04-23-2010 12:18 PM
what kind of suv to pull 2 horse trailer Karen Horse Trailers 7 05-22-2009 02:23 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:52 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0