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Old 05-31-2019, 06:21 PM   #1
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Anyone towing with their Lexor and how has that been?
I'm looking to tow my motorcycle and worry about weight limits.
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Old 06-01-2019, 05:19 PM   #2
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Anyone towing with their Lexor and how has that been?
I'm looking to tow my motorcycle and worry about weight limits.
Thanks, Bill
Welcome to the forum MotoBill!

You're probably only talking about a 1,000-1500lb trailer & bike combined weight and at most a couple of hundred pounds of tongue weight at the hitch. Your Lexor will probably not even know it's there.

But to be safe, check the door sticker ratings, hitch rating, and weigh your rig fully loaded and gassed up (with passengers) at a CAT scale so you'll know how much capacity is left.

By the way it won't change my answer, but what year Lexor? Sprinter or Promaster?
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Chevy or Promaster?
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Promaster 2020, don't have it as yet...but by July should have it. The trailer is 1100 lbs, Bike is 800.
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Promaster 2020, don't have it as yet...but by July should have it. The trailer is 1100 lbs, Bike is 800.

A quick look at specs would say there is plenty of tow capacity but you could easily bump off max combined weight.


It looked like if you were at max gross for the van without a trailer, you would only have 800 left for a trailer, but you would have to get the van lighter by the tongue weight to do that even.


So it all will depend on how much the loaded van weighs, it appears.
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I know I can add 2150 lbs, but with a trailer and motorcycle that 1900 already. That doesn't leave much for supplies. I think I need a lighter trailer and then should be ok.
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What is that 2150#? Payload? Towing capacity? Only the tongue weight of the trailer (and the hitch itself) count against payload.

The real bottom-line limits are the GCWR, GVWR, and the RAWR. When you’re close, you’ll want to verify your set-up against those ratings. Of course it all starts with the UVW. Is that number listed somewhere, or have you weighed your unloaded van?

1100# is a pretty heavy trailer, so that would be a good place to start regardless. No sense in dragging around 600 pounds or more of unnecessary weight. A simple, open trailer for one bike should be well under 500# empty.
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It's the GCWR - GVWR = 2150.
My trailer is enclosed, which I'll have to change to an open, less weight, trailer.
Thanks for the feed back.
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Since the tongue weight of the trailer is included in the GVW of the van, that 2150# only has to cover the axle weight of the trailer, likely 1600-1700# on a 1900# trailer. That part is good.

The more important issue is whether the tongue weight of the trailer, combined with everything else you carry in the van- people and cargo, will put you over the GVWR or the RAWR.
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Beside lowing my trailer weight, the rating for the tongue weight on the RV is only 200 lbs. My enclosed trailer exceeds that. Most of the weight of the motorcycle is in front of the axle of the trailer, which adds weight to the tongue.
I need a trailer that that will not exceed the 200 lb tongue weight with loaded motorcycle. Most trailer suppliers can not give you the right information with a loaded motorcycle. I need to go to a custom fabricator.
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