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The reason the 5.9 Durango's towed more is because of the higher hp/tq and when paired with the 3.91 factory gears, they could tow that much or more.
To give you an idea of how that is calculated, the state of Kansas says that my 03 Dakota quad cab, 4x4, 4.7L V8 and 545RFE with the 3.55 gears and tow package has a GCWR of 12,000lbs. with a curb weight of 4414lbs. Accounting for just myself and full fluids, I have a two rating of 7K lbs. easily.
Now, depending on your 4.7 Durango's options, it may be lower or higher, you will have to consult with your state Department of Transportation or take your VIN to the dealer to have that looked up.
 
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