Join Date: May 2011
Location: Westminster, MD
1) your tow capacity without the engine cooler is 1,000 lbs, which is what you will be towing. while it is capable, i would personally go with the cooler just to be on the safe side
2) the cost will vary, but as i stated above, i think it is worth it. chrysler just lowered the price on all of their tow equipment in the last few months, so i jumped on it. the cooling kit used to be almost $350
3) this depends on what you want. i bought the factory hitch which requires the rear bumper to be trimmed. it is a class 2 (1 1/4") hitch. there are certainly aftermarket companies that do not require cutting (check etrailer.com) and you have the option to get a class 3 (2") hitch. keep in mind that your maximum tow capacity is only 2,000 lbs, which is also the max capacity of a class 2 hitch, so getting a class 3 won't let you tow more, it will only give you more freedom with what you can put back there, as most accessories (bike racks, baskets, etc) are class 3.