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Old 02-17-2018, 10:21 PM   #1
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I have a 2000 Dodge 3500 with a 5.9 360 gas engine pleasure way. How much
Weight can I tow assuming I have a normal internal load for 2 for 1 week camping
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:10 AM   #2
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Read the data plate that should be on the drivers door pillar or perhaps a data sheet that is on the bathroom door.

If you do not know how to read it, please take a picture and post it and someone will explain it.
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Sorry I thought the data plate was for a standard van chassis and the amount of
GVW did not take into what pleasure way built on the chassis yes I can read but I was hoping some one had already weight a pleasure way and deducted it from the GVW
Then tell me what might be left minus normal supplies but thank you for the sarcastic
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I guess I am in the wrong place
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Sorry I thought the data plate was for a standard van chassis and the amount of
GVW did not take into what pleasure way built on the chassis yes I can read but I was hoping some one had already weight a pleasure way and deducted it from the GVW
Then tell me what might be left minus normal supplies but thank you for the sarcastic
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You have to look at the GCVWR,
then minus the weight of the vehicle to come up with how much you can tow.

You have to weigh the vehicle yourself (less than $20).
Every vehicle is different.


Google is your best friend.
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I think that is what I just said yes every vehicle is different but I think you could take
10 2000 Dodge pleasure ways same model and weight them and they would not be more
Then 3 or 400 lbs different, all I was asking was if someone had the same rig and knew
What there total weight was they could give me a rough idea of what I could tow
I did not want to get really technical because just weighting is not a complete answer
The condition of the engine, what Hitch I could go on and on. And I should know better
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I think that is what I just said yes every vehicle is different but I think you could take
10 2000 Dodge pleasure ways same model and weight them and they would not be more
Then 3 or 400 lbs different, all I was asking was if someone had the same rig and knew
What there total weight was they could give me a rough idea of what I could tow
I did not want to get really technical because just weighting is not a complete answer
The condition of the engine, what Hitch I could go on and on. And I should know better
Perhaps if you included all of the info on your opening post, i.e. what model of RV, you would have received a more specific answer.

But the bottom line best answer is to weigh it with your normal traveling kit, full water and fuel tanks, and do the math from there.

Fall back position is "Google is your friend". Just sayin'. Cheers and beers.

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I think that is what I just said yes every vehicle is different but I think you could take
10 2000 Dodge pleasure ways same model and weight them and they would not be more
Then 3 or 400 lbs different, all I was asking was if someone had the same rig and knew
What there total weight was they could give me a rough idea of what I could tow
I did not want to get really technical because just weighting is not a complete answer
The condition of the engine, what Hitch I could go on and on. And I should know better

There are 2 things you need to come to terms with

1. The legal limit

2. your comfort level with your RV at its condition (ie tires, engines, terrain, weather, etc.,)



You must first know your legal limit. And that's the GCVWR.
You cannot be 1 lb over this limit.
You can try and get away with higher weight. But that's not the point of this discussion.
You might think plus/minus 400 lbs is ok. But that's not the point of this discussion.

You asked for how much you can tow. The answer is GCVWR minus your actual vehicle weight (loaded).

Some people will tell you never tow at the GCVWR limit. It is up to you to factor in your comfort margin.

If you don't know your vehicle weight and don't want to spend that $20 to weigh it, what can people tell you?




ps. Pleasureway is the only RV company that weighs each and every one of their RV before sending it out of the factory. You should find the numbers in the dataplate on the door jam.
But if you don't know what is GCVWR, you need to google it.
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