Hello, We are just into retirement and considering a Travel Trailer. My 2002 dodge Dakota has the 175hp, 3.9L engine and 3 speed auto trans and O/D,3.55 rear end and the Towing package. Road ready it weighs about 4750#. the trailer is the Surveyor SV210, Dry Wt. about 3300# with full water and gear I hope to keep it to under 4000#, In theory this should work as the CGVW is 8800#.I understand we will get about 1/2 the milage and a reduction in preformance. ?The truck salesman says the truck will be working (he wants to sell me a new truck with a bigger engine) and the trailer salesman says it will be no problem(he wants to sell the trailer). ?I dont want to get stuck in the mountians and I dont want to buy a new truck. ?Anyone have any experince towing with the Dodge Dakota withe the V6?Thanks, rw.