Originally Posted by Jimc1977
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.