Originally Posted by Kungfu01
I also remembered buying one of those racks that mount into your hitch receiver to carry coolers and such. I used to have an SUV when I was in my late teens and early 20s. I checked at my parents and sure enough it was still there after nearly 20 years In their garage. Luckily my dad is a pack rat. Now I just need a bumper attachment for my trailer and away we will go.
If anybody is curious I am pretty certain my new vehicle will be a cadillac escalade esv or a yukon Denali XL with the 6.0 liter or if I can find a deal on a newer one, one with the 400 horse 6.2l
. Payload likely won't be an issue.
Remaining payload goes down with heavier engines; not up. GVWR of the tow vehicle is typically frame based and payload is at maximum with the "standard everything" version of the vehicle.
Every option adds to the curb weight which is then subtracted from GVWR to find available payload remaining.
You are thinking of "tow rating" which is only based on powertrain (engine, trans, final gear ratio rear end, and axle rating).
You can "pull" more trailer than you can "carry" (tongue or pin weight) in most cases.
As to your "find" I recommend leaving it where it is. Today's light weight camper bumpers are not stressed for any load located more than 6 INCHES from the bumper centerline. It would really stink to be pulled over by the State Police because your bumper and carrier broke off killing some folks behind you on the highway.
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