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Old 09-13-2015, 08:29 PM   #1
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New to TT need some help

Not sure where to post my ?? but will give this a try. I traded the MH for a TT , it is a Surveyor 220 RBS. Has a hitch weight of 486 lbs, a GVWR 4329 and a CCC of 7486 lbs. Need to purchase a tow vehicle and have been looking at the Nissan Armada Platinum. Supposedly the Armada has a 9500 lb towing capacity, my question is what are the views of this combination?? will it be a good tow vehicle or do I look at something else. Thank you for any input a newbie can use.


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Old 09-13-2015, 09:56 PM   #2
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Your CCC number can't be correct. Sounds like that's the GVWR number.
The Armada's weakness will be payload.

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Old 09-13-2015, 10:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by bikendan View Post
Your CCC number can't be correct. Sounds like that's the GVWR number.
The Armada's weakness will be payload.
You're right, the numbers were transposed a bit:
- GVWR 7,486 lbs.
- Hitch weight: 486 lbs.
- Dry weight: 4,329 lbs.
- Cargo carrying capacity: 3,157 lbs.

Surveyor Fifth Wheels / Travel Trailers by Forest River RV

In a world of limited Cargo Carrying Capacities, this thing has 3,000+ pounds and it isn't a toy hauler!

And, interestingly, the FR page says this:
Originally Posted by UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)
UVW (Unloaded Vehicle Weight)* – is the typical weight of the unit as manufactured at the factory. It includes all weight at the unit’s axle(s) and tongue or pin and LP Gas. The UVW does not include cargo, fresh potable water, additional optional equipment or dealer installed accessories.
*Estimated Average based on standard build optional equipment.
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Old 09-14-2015, 04:52 PM   #4
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No problem at all towing the 220 with a half-ton pickup all over the mountains of NC. Nice floorplan for two people with lots of storage space.
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Old 09-15-2015, 12:16 PM   #5
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I tow. my 220 rbs with a 06 Toyota sequoia 4.7L with weight distribution of course, I keep it out of overdrive and have no problem.
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Old 09-16-2015, 03:56 PM   #6
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Towed a similar weighted TT with a 2008 pathfinder V8. No problems and your wheelbase / footprint is bigger on an armada. Be careful with tongue weight as that and the weight of your passengers, fuel and any random cargo all qualify as "payload" which is probably around 1500lbs. Will want a load leveling hitch and electric brake controller.

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