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Old 11-12-2012, 07:15 PM   #11
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I don't know. A truck is handy for sure, but if you only carry loads once in a while a trailer is a nice option instead of. The charger might not have a great towing capacity, but I'm betting they allow for at least 2500lbs if not more.. The real problem is having an ugly hitch on it. Even the best hidden hitches just seem to degrade the appearance of a sporty car IMO.

 
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Blah. Dodge claims the 12-13 chargers only have a 1000 lbs towing capacity. Unless you have the SRT, in which case you aren't supposed to tow with it. And I know from reading reports online that Dodge is quite willing to dispute a warranty if they have evidence that you have towed more than the rated amount. Or even with out evidence.

 
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Old 11-12-2012, 07:24 PM   #13
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I have a 10MPG truck that I drive 60 miles every day.
I don't like my 18 MPG trailblazer, my '54 Belair isn't up to the daily driver status yet and I hate little cars.
I'm planning on upgrading my milage by dumping the trailblazer and getting a cadillac deville. My last one was a '99 and besides the obvious comfort it would get up and go. If you kept your foot out of it you got 30 MPG on the highway.
Way better than driving a little car.

I would keep the truck. Maybe change out the mopar for a little better car.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:27 PM   #14
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Blah. Dodge claims the 12-13 chargers only have a 1000 lbs towing capacity. Unless you have the SRT, in which case you aren't supposed to tow with it. And I know from reading reports online that Dodge is quite willing to dispute a warranty if they have evidence that you have towed more than the rated amount. Or even with out evidence.
Sounds like Dodge to me. Dodge is not known for strong automatic transmissions and I'm sure that has a lot to do with it. Also the rear end of a charger cannot take tongue weight like a truck is made to carry and all trailers have tongue weight, especially single axle trailers.

OP: Not sure how much your truck is worth but If it were me, I would rather have one decent truck and one decent econo car than 1 nice truck. You can get a very nice 2wd pickup for $5,000 and a very nice late model econo car for $3,500. Some people have to have newer vehicles for some reason but economically it makes no sense to me. Newer vehicle = higher insurance and more worries about a hit and run in the parking lot. I have a 12 year old Toyota Tacoma and it is more reliable and sound than any of my employer's 6 year old Fords.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:12 PM   #15
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I own all 3 ,bike, car and truck free and clear. All have wicked low miles, and all were bought brand new. I'm.the only owner....swmbo drives the charger like an old lady. Lol.

I hadn't read up in the charger's towing.

Very interesting responses. Thanks for the insight.

The debate continues, but now I'm.leaning toward just keeping everything.

It's not like I'm on dire straighten. We pay all our bills on yime, not much to bank, but everybody is healthy and there is always food on the table.
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Old 11-12-2012, 09:52 PM   #16
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I own all 3 ,bike, car and truck free and clear. All have wicked low miles, and all were bought brand new. I'm.the only owner....swmbo drives the charger like an old lady. Lol.

I hadn't read up in the charger's towing.

Very interesting responses. Thanks for the insight.

The debate continues, but now I'm.leaning toward just keeping everything.

It's not like I'm on dire straighten. We pay all our bills on yime, not much to bank, but everybody is healthy and there is always food on the table.
I hear you. I make it a point to never buy a vehicle I can't pay for in cash or pay off in under 1 year. This of course means I never get the oppurtunity to buy a new vehicle. The newest vehicle I've owned in the past 10 years was 5 years old when purchased. Once you have no car payments it's impossible to ever go back to a budget that had a car payment in it! I also ride a motorcycle to work 8 months out of the year at least @45+ mpg. Makes me wish I lived further south so I could ride year round...I just can't take riding when it's below 45F...it's no longer enjoyable.
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Old 11-12-2012, 10:25 PM   #17
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Get rid of both for one fuel efficient car and one Magnum RT AWD. This way you will still have a Hemi. I have been able to get a lot into my Magnum, up to 10' pieces of lumber. And for the few times I bought really large items, I just rented the truck from HD/Lowes.
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Get rid of both for one fuel efficient car and one Magnum RT AWD. This way you will still have a Hemi. I have been able to get a lot into my Magnum, up to 10' pieces of lumber. And for the few times I bought really large items, I just rented the truck from HD/Lowes.
And you look like an up scale drug dealer rollin on some 20's. Lol. Just kidding. Swmbo will never give up her charger.
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:43 PM   #19
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I'm tying the white flag on my stick as we speak....but I'm not waiving it yet!
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Old 11-13-2012, 12:24 AM   #20
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Something else to consider Do you have to license a trailer in FL? Is storage for the trailer when not in use going to be a problem?

Keep the truck get a beater to drive on rainy days.

 
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